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Tracy High team wins hackathon

STOCKTON — A team from Tracy High School won the second annual H20 Hackathon Saturday. The team developed an app that converts information from a typical water bill into layman’s…

CSU trustees OK first tuition hike since 2011

CSU trustees OK first tuition hike since 2011

The California State University Board of Trustees approved tuition increase for this fall. It’s the first increase in six years and is expected to generate $77.5 million. Annual tuition for…

UC Merced’s SBDC reports on economic impact

MERCED — Clients of the University of California, Merced’s Small Business Development Center Regional Network obtained $40.9 million in financing for small businesses during 2016, the center said in a…

Stockton Chamber seeks board applicants

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is looking for applicants for membership on its Board of Directors. Board members play a role in establishing policy and providing guidance…

Modesto, Turlock to get state money for bike paths

Modesto, Turlock to get state money for bike paths

STOCKTON — Cities in Stanislaus County will receive $577,000 from a state allocation to support upkeep on roads and bridges. Modesto will receive $512,000 for a bicycle path to connect…

Outdoor clothing pioneer Royal Robbins dies in Modesto

Outdoor clothing pioneer Royal Robbins dies in Modesto

MODESTO — Rock climbing pioneer and outdoor clothing company founder, Royal Robbins, died at his home in Modesto, Tuesday. He was 82. According to his company’s website, Robbins died after…

McGeorge Law School, UC Merced graduate programs rise in rankings

McGeorge Law School, UC Merced graduate programs rise in rankings

STOCKTON — Two Central Valley graduate-level schools are on the rise, according to this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools report. University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School…

California’s 2016 grape crush in at more than 4.2 million tons

California’s 2016 grape crush in at more than 4.2 million tons

California produced more than 4.2 million tons of grapes in 2016, up 9.3 percent from 2015, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s grape crush report. Red wine varieties represented…

Denham bill would fight ADA lawsuit abuse

Denham bill would fight ADA lawsuit abuse

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Denham has introduced a bill aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits against small businesses. Denham’s bill, HR 1493, would give more time to businesses to respond to…

California exports start 2017 strong

California exports start 2017 strong

California exporters were off to a strong start in 2017, according to a Beacon Economics’ analysis of U.S. trade statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign shipments by…