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Zinfest returns to Lodi Lake this weekend

Lodi is known for its small-town feel, its inviting nature and, of course, its wines. And, most of all, for its zinfandels. Zinfandel and other wines popular in…

Stockton State of the City highlights economic development, reinventing image

Stockton State of the City highlights economic development, reinventing image

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor STOCKTON – The port was buzzing with activity, at least in shed 20. Community leaders, businesspeople, vendors, workers and many others gathered…

Petco opens new location in Lodi; one of three stores in old Walmart space

Petco opens new location in Lodi; one of three stores in old Walmart space

LODI – Pets and their owners have a new option for shopping in the small town north of Stockton. Petco has opened one of two new locations in…

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Columns

Making workers mobile, more productive

Making workers mobile, more productive

Embracing mobility is key if you want your people to do creative work from the…

Are you really spending your time wisely?

Several years ago I was helping a CEO and his management team create a succession…

Three steps to making a safer workplace

Three steps to making a safer workplace

Mitigating the frequency and severity of workplace injuries is tough. Let’s face it, you could…

People

San Joaquin County Office of Education names new deputy superintendent

STOCKTON — Scott Anderson, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s chief business officer, will be the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s next deputy superintendent of business…

Powers promoted Adult Parole Operations director

Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Gov. Jerry…

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…

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

California unemployment rate decreases in March

In data released by the State of California Employment Development Department today, unemployment numbers for March dropped by 0.5 percent over March of 2016. Employment increased to…

Education

Best-selling author James Patterson to give commencement address at UOP

The University of Pacific is getting set to graduate 1,900 students throughout May and June. At the graduation ceremony on May 13, best-selling author James Patterson will…

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

Supervisors appoint new commissioners for Health Plan of San Joaquin

Health Plan of San Joaquin welcomes three new faces to its governing board. It was announced May 9 that George M. Khoury, MD, Miguel Villapudua and Tom…

Transportation

RTD delivers its message … on the bus

The San Joaquin County Regional Transit District has won an award. The Transportation Marketing and Sales Association announced on May 2 that RTD had won an award…

Tourism & Attractions

Zinfest returns to Lodi Lake this weekend

Lodi is known for its small-town feel, its inviting nature and, of course, its wines. And, most of all, for its zinfandels. Zinfandel and other wines popular…

Real Estate

Housing sales in Tracy area due to affordable prices, booming industry

By Patricia Reynolds Business Journal Writer TRACY — The City of Tracy is experiencing a recent boom in its housing market. The surge in resold home prices…

Politics & Government

Stockton State of the City highlights economic development, reinventing image

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor STOCKTON – The port was buzzing with activity, at least in shed 20. Community leaders, businesspeople, vendors, workers and many others…