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Tracy High team wins hackathon

STOCKTON — A team from Tracy High School won the second annual H20 Hackathon Saturday. The team developed an app that converts information from a typical water bill…

Oregon economist looks for moderate growth

Oregon economist looks for moderate growth

STOCKTON — When economist John Mitchell looks at San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, he sees rising home prices, increased construction permitting and rain — and it’s an improvement.…

First aid expenses’ effect on workers’ comp

First aid expenses’ effect on workers’ comp

If you are a business owner and required to purchase workers’ comp insurance, then you might know a thing or two about experience modifications. If not, it’s important…

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First aid expenses’ effect on workers’ comp

First aid expenses’ effect on workers’ comp

If you are a business owner and required to purchase workers’ comp insurance, then you…

How to stop using PowerPoint as a crutch

How to stop using PowerPoint as a crutch

I can guarantee that as you’re reading this, someone somewhere in this world is falling…

Gorsuch’s possible impact on employers

Gorsuch’s possible impact on employers

Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump nominated a potential successor, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch,…

People

CEO Spotlight: Past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber

CEO Spotlight: Past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber

STOCKTON — Carlos Villapudua plans to blend his experience in politics, business and social work into his new role as the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s…

DMC’s Kirk promoted to Central Valley CEO

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center CEO Warren Kirk has been named CEO of parent company Tenet Healthcare’s Central Valley market. Kirk will oversee the operations of the three-hospital…

Madueno reappointed to state commission

Virginia Madueno, 51, of Riverbank, was reappointed to the California Boating and Waterways Commission, where she has served since 2013, according to the governor’s office. Madueno has been…

Work Life

Does it matter if workers are happy?

Does it matter if workers are happy?

MODESTO — After the first year of work, many employees report feeling less engaged and happy in their jobs, according to…

Construction

Stockton developers to get deferment on some fees

STOCKTON — Developers who want to build non-residential projects in Stockton will get some relief on the timing of fees. Rather than paying development impact fees at…

Education

CSU trustees OK first tuition hike since 2011

The California State University Board of Trustees approved tuition increase for this fall. It’s the first increase in six years and is expected to generate $77.5 million.…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Port sees second-best year

STOCKTON — The Port of Stockton had its second-best year ever in 2016, moving nearly 3.9 million tons of cargo. The port’s daily vessel log showed three…

Health Care

DMC’s Kirk promoted to Central Valley CEO

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center CEO Warren Kirk has been named CEO of parent company Tenet Healthcare’s Central Valley market. Kirk will oversee the operations of the…

Transportation

Modesto, Turlock to get state money for bike paths

STOCKTON — Cities in Stanislaus County will receive $577,000 from a state allocation to support upkeep on roads and bridges. Modesto will receive $512,000 for a bicycle…

Tourism & Attractions

Tahoe resorts celebrate snowy season

STOCKTON — Bountiful snowfall in the Sierra has buoyed Northern California ski resorts’ expectations for the season. “The last system brought in 10 to 12 feet of…

Real Estate

Industrial space tightens in SJ County

STOCKTON — San Joaquin County will continue to see industrial prospects migrating east thanks to record-low vacancies in the Bay Area, according to a report from Colliers…

Politics & Government

Tracy mayor reveals 5-point improvement plan

TRACY — Tracy Mayor Robert Rickman laid out the city’s five-point plan for attracting business to Tracy and improving quality of life during his first state of…