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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…

Gorsuch’s possible impact on employers

Gorsuch’s possible impact on employers

Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump nominated a potential successor, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat. Judge Gorsuch currently sits on the U.S.…

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…

Silva denied bail reduction, pleads not guilty to embezzlement-related charges

Silva denied bail reduction, pleads not guilty to embezzlement-related charges

STOCKTON — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva pleaded not guilty to six felony charges in San Joaquin County Superior Court Monday afternoon. Judge Ron Northup turned down a request to…

Out-of-the-box plan saves Modesto Christian

Out-of-the-box plan saves Modesto Christian

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer MODESTO — Modesto Christian School was hit hard in the Great Recession and last year, was poised to close its doors. But a…

Manufacturer sells low-flow innovation

Manufacturer sells low-flow innovation

By SIM RISSO Business Journal writer COARSEGOLD — It’s not uncommon to hear about the decline of American manufacturing, but one Central Valley Company is building its business making water-efficient…