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Parents’ dream of a better life inspires Shin to make a difference

Parents’ dream of a better life inspires Shin to make a difference

By ELIZABETH STEVENS Business Journal Writer FRENCH CAMP — This month, Amy Shin will celebrate her fourth anniversary as CEO of Health Plan of San Joaquin. She shepherded the company…

High-tech holdups: the rising threat of ransomware

High-tech holdups: the rising threat of ransomware

STOCKTON — When it comes to ransomware, one of the most insidious cybersecurity threats out there, Verve Networks CEO Jeff Gilbert says two things are true: most small businesses think…

Stockton ups its game for NCAA women’s tournament

Stockton ups its game for NCAA women’s tournament

STOCKTON — Stockton got in on March Madness for the first time, as the city hosted Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds for the women’s NCAA basketball tournament at Stockton…

Oregon economist looks for moderate growth

Oregon economist looks for moderate growth

STOCKTON — When economist John Mitchell looks at San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, he sees rising home prices, increased construction permitting and rain — and it’s an improvement. “Both the…

Tracy mayor reveals 5-point improvement plan

Tracy mayor reveals 5-point improvement plan

TRACY — Tracy Mayor Robert Rickman laid out the city’s five-point plan for attracting business to Tracy and improving quality of life during his first state of the city address…

Stockmarket to start new season with new home

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…

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 a new survey by staffing company, Robert Half, and…

“Stockton is Home” aims to lift city’s image

“Stockton is Home” aims to lift city’s image

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton hopes a series of videos featuring Stockton residents improves the city’s reputation both in and out of the area. “We need to paint a…

Automation and robot-proofing your career

Automation and robot-proofing your career

STOCKTON — For more than 40 years, robots have been at work in U.S. factories doing mainly routine, repetitive work. While the number of manufacturing jobs has gone down in…

Silva arrested, set to appear Monday

Silva arrested, set to appear Monday

STOCKTON — Former Stockton mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Sunday afternoon as he returned from a trip to South America. An arrest warrant had been issued for Silva, who is…

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