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San Joaquin Asparagus Festival returns

The continually popular San Joaquin Asparagus Festival returns today with plenty to offer locals and visitors. Over 85,000 people are anticipated to attend the event over the course of the…

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 19,300 jobs in…

Modesto doctors charged in $40M kickback scheme

Five Modesto-based physicians have been charged as part of a scheme allegedly defrauding statewide workers’ compensation insurance. Doctors John Casey Jr., Robert E. Caton, Jonathan Cohen, William Pistel and Jerome…

Valley farmers try out new radio network

By KENT HOHLFELD Central Valley Business Journal Writer STOCKTON — More than 50 years ago, a small company in Eugene, Oregon began offering loggers and farmers a way to keep…

Downtown Modesto Partnership highlights successes, challenges over past year

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto was the perfect venue for the first annual State of Downtown Modesto address given by Josh Bridegroom, CEO…

Manteca woman arrested on charges of burglary, identity theft of Lodi property management company

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor A Manteca woman who previously served time in federal prison for embezzling more than $500,00 is now accused of burglarizing a Lodi company and stealing identities…