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Startup Spotlight: Stockton filmmaker feeds creative ‘obsession’

Startup Spotlight: Stockton filmmaker feeds creative ‘obsession’

STOCKTON — Making a career out of documentary filmmaking isn’t the easiest of things, but that hasn’t stopped Sara Washington. From her office at Huddle workspace in downtown Stockton, Washington…

Oakdale drain manufacturer set to expand

Oakdale drain manufacturer set to expand

OAKDALE — Safe Drain, an Oakdale business that makes drainage systems to control spills and protect stormwater systems, has served the area for a quarter center, but now it’s on…

Modesto business offers great escapes

Modesto business offers great escapes

MODESTO — If you’re looking for a way for your employees to bond, you might sign up for an escape. Escape Modesto opened recently downtown. The adventure-style activity, with a…

Tracy restaurateur honored for entrepreneurship

Tracy restaurateur honored for entrepreneurship

TRACY — John Oh broke a cardinal rule about entrepreneurship. He didn’t know much about the restaurant industry when he opened The Commons last year. Still, other business leaders regard…

Indoor go-kart racing coming to Modesto

Indoor go-kart racing coming to Modesto

MODESTO — Driving enthusiasts of all ages, get ready to rev your engines. MB2 Raceway will open an indoor electric go-kart raceway on Modesto’s east side in time for the…

Riverbank’s ZBoards could get boost from new law

Riverbank’s ZBoards could get boost from new law

RIVERBANK — Losing three bicycles to theft in just one college semester motivated engineering student Geoff Larson to find an alternative mode of transportation that wasn’t so easy to swipe.…

Herrmann teaches clients to think visually

Herrmann teaches clients to think visually

MODESTO — If you ask Marcia Herrmann what has made her successful, she will tell you it’s a passion for design, a desire to execute with the highest level of…

Modesto’s Parks Printing expands and rebrands

Modesto’s Parks Printing expands and rebrands

MODESTO — Frank Parks knew his brand as a printing company needed to change, and that it was time to let people know that his firm, Parks Printing, does more…

Jack and Jane children’s clothing shop opens in downtown Modesto

Jack and Jane children’s clothing shop opens in downtown Modesto

MODESTO — Downtown Modesto is enjoying the addition of a new children’s boutique. Jack and Jane children’s clothing store opened July 1 at 1321 J St. The store offers reasonably…

Second Harvest brings food to area’s hungry

Second Harvest brings food to area’s hungry

MANTECA — It’s cruelly ironic that in the Central Valley where agriculture is the leading industry, more than one quarter of children don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.…