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Why Lathrop says it must improve levees

LATHROP — Standing in downtown Lathrop during one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, most residents aren’t thinking about flooding. However, flooding is a big concern for city…

Newman truck driver up for national honor

TURLOCK — Newman truck driver Robert Caton is known for his safety record and passion for his job. Caton’s supervisors at Ruan Transportation nominated him for the company’s Driver of…

Amazon to hire another 700 workers in Tracy

TRACY — Amazon.com is hiring to fill more than 700 full-time hourly positions at its fulfillment center in Tracy, the city of Tracy announced Thursday. “This is great news for…

Port of Stockton to double rail capacity

STOCKTON – The Port of Stockton will add more than 22,000 feet of new railroad track over the next year —  more than double its current rail capacity. The $7.4…

Tracy begins replacing 11th Street bridge

TRACY — Tracy is saying goodbye to a landmark, but it is very much looking forward to its replacement. The 11th Street bridge has been the eastern entryway to Tracy…

Stockton FedEx freight drivers vote to join Teamsters

STOCKTON — Fifty FedEx freight drivers in Stockton voted last week to join Teamsters Local 439. The vote, 33-12, was taken March 12 and 13. The vote to join the…

Stockton airport ready for takeoff

STOCKTON — The Stockton Metropolitan Airport is becoming known as more than a place to get cheap fares from cut-rate carrier Allegiant Airlines. While the low-cost carrier continues to be…

Tracy’s Amazon fulfillment center to hire 100 more workers

TRACY — Amazon announced today it is adding 100 new full-time positions at its fulfillment center in Tracy in order to meet increasing customer demand. “Amazon has been a great…

California Utilities Commission head speaks about problems

The man in charge of regulating California utilities at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is stepping into a tough job at a tough time. In a wide-ranging interview with the San Francisco…

Disruptions linger despite new port deal

A tentative new port deal has been reach between the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after months of haggling and a work slowdown that cost billions…