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‘Turkey Brigade’ to deliver 6,000 pounds of turkeys for hungry families

Stockton Police Department, Stockton Fired Department, Food 4 Less and Rancho San Miguel are teaming up for the 22nd year to form the Turkey Brigade, an effort to…

Turlock to host inaugural Restaurant Week event

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer TURLOCK — Diners need not travel to experience worthy cuisine. In a town full of one-off restaurants and diverse tastes, a…

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 a…

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Columns

Nuances of email marketing campaigns should not be ignored

Nuances of email marketing campaigns should not be ignored

Email marketing is one of the most enduring methods for reaching people online, but it…

Political protests in the workplace: can employees “take a knee?”

Political protests in the workplace: can employees “take a knee?”

For better or worse, employers face new challenges in our current, divisive climate, as politics…

Move over Silicon Valley — Stanislaus County becoming development hub

Move over Silicon Valley — Stanislaus County becoming development hub

Bay Area companies recruiting for tech talent should keep an eye on Modesto and Stanislaus…

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

RTD launches Talk To Me Maps technology for visually impaired community

By NORA HESTON TARTE For those who are blind or visually impaired, public transit is often necessary. However, navigating the bus schedules and reading maps offers a…

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

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…