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Venues setting the stage for summer attractions

Venues setting the stage for summer attractions

By PATRICIA REYNOLDS Business Journal Writer preynolds@cvbizjournal.com As temperatures rise during the summer months, so do visits to many of the area’s entertainment venues. “There is a large uptick in…

Central Valley cities continue to see increase in tourism

Central Valley cities continue to see increase in tourism

By Patricia Reynolds Business Journal Writer preynolds@cvbizjournal.com STOCKTON — California’s travel and tourism industry enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of growth in 2016, according to the annual economic impact report…

United Cab makes inroads to specialized service; vies for Uber, Lyft customers

United Cab makes inroads to specialized service; vies for Uber, Lyft customers

By Patricia Reynolds Business Journal Writer preynolds@cvbizjournal.com MODESTO — Jay Akbari started working in the transportation industry at a very young age. “I’ve been in this business since I was…

Special Needs Trusts help ensure continued support for disabled clients

Special Needs Trusts help ensure continued support for disabled clients

By PATRICIA REYNOLDS Business Journal writer MODESTO—Julie Rogers worries about being able to financially provide for her 7-year-old disabled grandson, Eric Pierce, especially after he reaches adulthood. As the boy’s…

Culinary arts students learn about community in downtown program

Culinary arts students learn about community in downtown program

STOCKTON — Jamarea Kelly, 17, is satisfying some of his high school credits and gaining job skills while learning how to work and cook in a commercial kitchen. He is…

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 CEO. He…

Military-style academy takes first students

Military-style academy takes first students

LATHROP — Andres Delgado will graduate from high school this spring, an accomplishment he didn’t believe was attainable. “I was messing up at school, and I wasn’t doing anything,” he…

Designing the future: civil engineering

Designing the future: civil engineering

MODESTO — Before there can be roads, bridges, airports or canals, somebody must design it. “Civil engineering is considered to be one of the oldest fields in engineering,” said Rod…

Tahoe resorts celebrate snowy season

Tahoe resorts celebrate snowy season

STOCKTON — Bountiful snowfall in the Sierra has buoyed Northern California ski resorts’ expectations for the season. “The last system brought in 10 to 12 feet of snow in the…

Salvation Army serves community all year

Salvation Army serves community all year

MODESTO — Red kettle bell ringers stationed at storefronts during the holidays are a trademark Salvation Army tradition, but the nonprofit organization runs a multi-faceted church-centered operation aimed at helping…

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