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Neighbors in Health: A community partnership

By Steve Smith There is a grim reality in the fact that in California’s Central Valley, where you’ll find some of the richest farm land in the state, and where…

Keep it Quiet-Confidentiality critical to business sale

By Bob Campana As you prepare to put your house on the market, you get the word out to as many people as possible.  The “For Sale” sign is placed…

The Alert Consumer: Using unprotected Wi-Fi poses major security risk

By Jonathan Sidener Rick Farina and colleagues examined the air inside 15 of the world’s airports and found some appalling things: leaking data, unprotected browsing and signs that people are…

How to lower your property taxes

By Scott G. Beattie From the real estate recovery beginning in the latter half of the ‘90s, to the market peak in August 2005, to the current slide in property…

Senate, Bush need to act on bill to help homeowners

By Dean Calbreath After more than two years of declining home prices and rising foreclosures, Congress has finally come up with a proposal that could keep hundreds of thousands of…

Turlock Country Club offers unusual trial membership

By Lowell McCoy The business of private golf country clubs is struggling to maintain dues paying members after a period of overbuilding and in the midst of an economic slowdown.…

How much is my business worth?

By Bob Campana So you have owned your company for many years, maybe you started it from scratch. It is time to figure out what is next in your life. …

The Buck Stops Here: Investors Awake

By Don Buck Some things are believed because they are demonstrably true.  But many other things are believed because they are consistent with a widely held vision of the world…

Public relations: combining hands-on with on-line

By Daniel Mellinger The task was to build awareness of the epidemic of counterfeiting and fraud during an effort campaign that would last less than less than two months, on…

San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County Enterprise Zone businesses may recover unclaimed tax credits

By Sidney Singleton Many enterprise zone businesses forfeit valuable tax credits year after year, simply because they are unaware of them.  Local businesses should not assume that their CPAs or…