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Looking ahead, hoping for a prosperous new year

Looking ahead, hoping for a prosperous new year

Happy New Year! Here we go … a new year, a new president and we’re all going to be (God willing) another year older.  I’m praying for better days ahead.…

Honoring self-sacrificing heroes

Honoring self-sacrificing heroes

Finally, it’s snowing in the mountains! It’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas. Lots of needed rain poured on the Valley around Thanksgiving. It was a great time to…

A call to voters

Soon, Thanksgiving will be upon us. My favorite holiday meal? Turkey, of course! Do you ever crave turkey in July? I often bite the bullet and give into the craving.…

When life throws you a curveball …

Well, rain in May. What a refreshing surprise! I’m told the reservoirs are full, there’s still snow on the mountain tops and the American River running past my cabin is…

Is high-speed rail building a bullet train to nowhere?

Is high-speed rail building a bullet train to nowhere?

The plan to build a high-speed rail system took a weird detour in February when the California High Speed Rail Authority suddenly decided to run its first phase between Kern…

Private sector takes the reins in the Valley

Private sector takes the reins in the Valley

This is an exciting time to be covering business in the Central Valley. Major initiatives are launching in San Joaquin and Stanislaus County, and it really feels like we’re not…

Focusing on health care and education

What a decade! This month marks the 10th year the Central Valley Business Journal has been publishing in its current form. With a brief interruption, that makes 25 years total.…

Letting the good times roll

From Michigan to Maui and back home on the farm, what a whirlwind the month of March became. I had the thrill of seeing my Navy son, Blake, in Hawaii…

Pray for rain (and snow)

Greeting from the Central Valley. I hope by the time this you read this, it’s raining. I sure had high hopes for a rainy season, December started out with such…

Giving thanks

I’d like to say farewell to my sweet friend and former employee Beverly Camesao. Beverly worked for our subscription department of “Senior Lifestyles” several years ago. From the moment I…

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