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Outdoor clothing pioneer Royal Robbins dies in Modesto

Outdoor clothing pioneer Royal Robbins dies in Modesto

MODESTO — Rock climbing pioneer and outdoor clothing company founder, Royal Robbins, died at his home in Modesto, Tuesday. He was 82. According to his company’s website, Robbins died after…

Taste of New Orleans coming to Modesto

Taste of New Orleans coming to Modesto

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal writer MODESTO — After nearly three decades of practicing law, Modesto Attorney, Mark S. Nelson, is venturing into the restaurant business. Nelson became a twice-over…

Stockmarket to start new season with new home

STOCKTON — Stockton’s local craft and curators’ market will have a new home starting April 15. Stockmarket is moving from the Miracle Mile to Caldwell Park at Pacific Avenue and…

Stockton manager honored by Save Mart

Stockton manager honored by Save Mart

MODESTO — Save Mart has named the manager of its S-Mart Food store in Stockton its Manager of the Year. Vince McFarland received the company’s 2016 Nicholas J. Tocco Outstanding…

Food trucks offered new insurance option

Food trucks offered new insurance option

STOCKTON — The rising popularity of food trucks has prompted a change in insurance. Some companies now offer policies specially designed for mobile food businesses. Farmers Insurance began offering all-inclusive…

Promenade Shops up for sale

MANTECA — Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, which has been plagued by bad timing since it opened in 2008, is up for sale. Mayor Steve DeBrum, during his State of…

Restaurant Week shows off Stockton’s eats

Restaurant Week shows off Stockton’s eats

STOCKTON —Stockton’s Restaurant Week is Jan. 20-29, but Mile Wine Company’s executive chef, Justin Good, was already hard at work on the event’s special offerings in early December. “I don’t…

Amazon calls 2016 shopping season “best-ever”

Amazon calls 2016 shopping season “best-ever”

SEATTLE — Amazon says this holiday season was its best ever. The company said it shipped more than 1 billion items throughout the world purchased by customers using Prime membership…

Last-minute shopping? Here’s when the malls close

Last-minute shopping? Here’s when the malls close

MODESTO — If you enjoy the rush of last-minute holiday shopping, you’ve got lots of company. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 12 percent of shoppers plan…

Needful Things sells yarn, decor, taffy

Needful Things sells yarn, decor, taffy

TURLOCK — For Charlene Fry, owning her own store was a longtime dream. She and her husband had been involved in several other startups — including a sandwich shop and…

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