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San Joaquin Asparagus Festival returns

The continually popular San Joaquin Asparagus Festival returns today with plenty to offer locals and visitors. Over 85,000 people are anticipated to attend the event over the course of the…

California unemployment rate decreases in March

In data released by the State of California Employment Development Department today, unemployment numbers for March dropped by 0.5 percent over March of 2016. Employment increased to 19,300 jobs in…

Modesto doctors charged in $40M kickback scheme

Five Modesto-based physicians have been charged as part of a scheme allegedly defrauding statewide workers’ compensation insurance. Doctors John Casey Jr., Robert E. Caton, Jonathan Cohen, William Pistel and Jerome…

Valley farmers try out new radio network

By KENT HOHLFELD Central Valley Business Journal Writer STOCKTON — More than 50 years ago, a small company in Eugene, Oregon began offering loggers and farmers a way to keep…

Downtown Modesto Partnership highlights successes, challenges over past year

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto was the perfect venue for the first annual State of Downtown Modesto address given by Josh Bridegroom, CEO…

Manteca woman arrested on charges of burglary, identity theft of Lodi property management company

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor A Manteca woman who previously served time in federal prison for embezzling more than $500,00 is now accused of burglarizing a Lodi company and stealing identities…

Logistics industry makes green efforts

Logistics industry makes green efforts

MANTECA — As e-commerce becomes a bigger part of our economy, especially in the Central Valley, the logistics industry has come under criticism for the amount of fuel it takes…

MJC net-zero building saves energy, money

MJC net-zero building saves energy, money

MODESTO — When it was time for Yosemite Community College District to replace its World War II-era Central Services building, designers opted for a state-of-the-art energy efficient facility. The new…

Cobblestone Bakery to open new Modesto store

Cobblestone Bakery to open new Modesto store

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal Writer MODESTO — Downtown Modesto will welcome Cobblestone Bakery as the newest addition, and only retail baked goods business, in the city center. The opening…

San Joaquin County Office of Education names new deputy superintendent

STOCKTON — Scott Anderson, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s chief business officer, will be the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s next deputy superintendent of business services. Anderson…

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