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Cost of gas falls in California, tax increase affects price at pump

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer The price of gas is falling across the country, and Central Valley locations should be enjoying the benefits. However, prices at…

Lodi House provides support, opportunity to homeless women

Lodi House provides support, opportunity to homeless women

LODI — What started as a dream of creating a safe place for homeless women and children is becoming a place that provides so much more. Lodi House…

Macy’s to hire 87,000 seasonal employees in 2017

Macy’s to hire 87,000 seasonal employees in 2017

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer Looking for a job this holiday season? Macy’s plans to hire 87,000 employees this holiday season in stores across the country,…

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Columns

5 simple rules for developing your brand

5 simple rules for developing your brand

Companies large and small put immense resources behind developing a memorable brand. That’s because even…

Take action now to avoid potential impacts of Assembly Bill 2883

Take action now to avoid potential impacts of Assembly Bill 2883

Late last year, the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 2883, which had major repercussions for…

Here’s what to know for year-end tax planning

Here’s what to know for year-end tax planning

by Jason Harrel & Darren Pluth Calone & Harrel Law Group, LLP ​As of the…

People

Diverse career aids Lodi Wine director in charting goals

Diverse career aids Lodi Wine director in charting goals

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor [email protected] LODI — Spend just a short time with Wendy Brannen, executive director of the Lodi Wine Commission, and it’s evident she’s…

Tracy Chamber of Commerce seeks nominees for community awards

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees for the annual Tracy Community Recognition Awards. Nominees are sought in the categories of Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of…

Forum focuses on empowering, motivating women in community

Forum focuses on empowering, motivating women in community

By BEN SANCHEZ Business Journal Writer STOCKTON — Hundreds turned out to hear about the positive impacts that women are having in their community. On Sept. 12, University…

Work Life

Cal/OSHA urging businesses to keep eye on heat illness symptoms

Cal/OSHA urging businesses to keep eye on heat illness symptoms

Temperatures are spiking as August makes its debut across the Central Valley. Cal/OSHA is reminding employers and their employees to keep…

Construction

Construction boom highlights shortage of industry workers

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal Writer [email protected] LODI — The demand for infrastructure in the U.S. is growing, but the supply of skilled workers isn’t. The country…

Education

Stockton Unified students benefit from Amazon donations

STOCKTON — Online retail giant Amazon brought much needed relief to families in transition during the holidays. On Dec. 5, employees of Amazon’s Tracy fulfillment center helped…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Turlock to hold public hearing on water rate increases

Citizens of Turlock concerned with the proposed water rate increases have a chance to provide their input at an upcoming hearing. The Turlock City Council will hold…

Health Care

Online app inspires real-life activity in school kids

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor There’s no denying that it’s a digital world we live in. Anywhere one turns, people are connected to their smartphones, tablets…

Transportation

Cost of gas falls in California, tax increase affects price at pump

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer The price of gas is falling across the country, and Central Valley locations should be enjoying the benefits. However, prices…

Tourism & Attractions

‘Old vs. New’: Lodi mayor highlights positive changes in state of the city presentation

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor WOODBRIDGE — In an address to city leaders, business owners and lifelong residents, Lodi Mayor Doug Kuehne talked about the positive…

Real Estate

Home equity continues to increase in Central Valley, beyond

By NORA HESTON TARTE As home prices in the Central Valley rise, so does homeowner equity. CoreLogic reported a 3.2 percent average increase in personal homeowner equity…

Politics & Government

Cost of gas falls in California, tax increase affects price at pump

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer The price of gas is falling across the country, and Central Valley locations should be enjoying the benefits. However, prices…