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Drought works in new kayak store’s favor

Drought works in new kayak store’s favor

STOCKTON — It took 10 years, but the Haussmann brothers finally achieved their long-held goal of expanding their kayak and paddle board business to Stockton. “I’ve looked at Stockton for…

Canine Academy pairs assistance dogs with people with disabilities

Canine Academy pairs assistance dogs with people with disabilities

MERCED — Since being diagnosed with post-polio syndrome, Kathy Jo Dennison has struggled with balance. Walking long distances and picking up objects is difficult for her. She began to search…

Happy Girl Flowers goes mobile in Modesto area

Happy Girl Flowers goes mobile in Modesto area

MODESTO — Opening a floral shop when many florists are closing their doors is a brave move. However, Barbara Terpstra, owner of Happy Girl Flowers, is relying on an old…

Do Good Distillery brings spirits to Modesto

Do Good Distillery brings spirits to Modesto

MODESTO —  How does this sound as a business proposition? Make a product that will take as much as five years before it’s ready for market; the equipment you’ll need…

Reducing pollution with electric bikes

Reducing pollution with electric bikes

TURLOCK — At some point we’ll all need to drive lower emission vehicles if we hope to improve air quality in the Valley, clean air advocates say. Volkmar Kunerth is…

Lodi Boys and Girls Club offers fun, safety

Lodi Boys and Girls Club offers fun, safety

LODI —  The Lodi Boys and Girls Club has been providing a safe and fun place for children to go after school since 1963. Today it serves more than 500…

Nocetis to unveil new Asparagus Festival

Nocetis to unveil new Asparagus Festival

Tony and Carol Noceti have restarted the Asparagus Festival tradition in Stockton.…

Casa de Modesto celebrates 50 years

Casa de Modesto celebrates 50 years

MODESTO — Casa de Modesto, a retirement center on Modesto’s northeast side will mark its 50th anniversary in May and is planning a year’s worth of activities to celebrate the…

Stanislaus Community Foundation provides philanthropic tools

Stanislaus Community Foundation provides philanthropic tools

Foundation CEO Marian Kaanon with Doris Daniel, Ruhi Sheikh and Amanda Hughes.…

Never Boring Design showcases video team with its own location

Never Boring Design showcases video team with its own location

David Boring, T.J. Glines, Tiffany Ferreira and Julie Orona outside the new Film at 11th, located at the intersection of 11th and Needham streets in Modesto.…