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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…

Wal-Mart loses minimum wage suit to truck drivers

Wal-Mart loses minimum wage suit to truck drivers

LOS ANGELES — Wal-Mart failed to pay hundreds of California truck drivers minimum wage according to a federal jury Tuesday. The panel awarded the drivers $54 million in damages and…

Modesto settles lawsuit with water district

MODESTO — The Modesto Irrigation District (MID) and City of Modesto agreed to settle a lawsuit concerning the costs of the Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant expansion. The dispute centered…

Veterans workshops set for Ripon and Turlock

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham will host two veterans benefit workshops next week.  The first workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 26 at the American…

Lodi man sentenced for embezzlement and tax evasion

LODI — David William Dixon was sentenced Wednesday to four years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for felony grand theft and felony tax evasion. On Dec. 16,…

Spice and vegetable processing equipment auction set

MODESTO — Those looking for a deal on spice and vegetable processing equipment will get a chance during an auction being held by Schneider Industries. The company will auction off…

Water department awards 21 counties groundwater grants

SACRAMENTO — The Department of Water Resources is awarding 21 counties $6.7 million in grants to help with sustainable groundwater planning. The Proposition 1 Sustainable Groundwater Planning Grant Program provides…

California voters to decide on raising minimum wage

SACRAMENTO — Californians will have the chance to vote on raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. An initiative officially qualified for the Nov. 8 ballot that would…

Haggin Museum providing art for House Speaker’s office

Haggin Museum providing art for House Speaker’s office

STOCKTON — Five paintings from the Haggin Museum will be displayed in the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Washington. The museum loaned the paintings to…

Water allocations rise along with reservoir levels

Water allocations rise along with reservoir levels

SACRAMENTO — March storms have continued to fill reservoirs and has led the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to boost its water delivery estimate for the year. Most recipients will…

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