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PG&E plans major San Joaquin County transmission line expansion

LODI — PG&E is preparing for its biggest expansion in the northern San Joaquin Valley in years. The utility plans to build new 230-volt transmission lines that would connect connect…

Amazon to hire “thousands” in Tracy, Patterson

Amazon to hire “thousands” in Tracy, Patterson

TRACY — Amazon.com is hiring thousands of holiday seasonal workers for its Tracy and Patterson fulfillment centers. “It is our busiest season,” said Amazon spokeswoman Ashley Robinson, citing Cyber Monday…

Stockton Metro Airport plan gets long-delayed update

Stockton Metro Airport plan gets long-delayed update

STOCKTON — In deciding how to develop the land around Stockton Metropolitan Airport, experts look at what’s on the ground as well as what’s in the air. “The airport is…

Here’s what outsiders say about the Central Valley

Here’s what outsiders say about the Central Valley

TRACY — A national site selection company CEO says that despite California’s reputation as having a bad business climate, the state — and especially the Central Valley — is a…

Why Lathrop says it must improve levees

Why Lathrop says it must improve levees

LATHROP — Standing in downtown Lathrop during one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, most residents aren’t thinking about flooding. However, flooding is a big concern for city…

Newman truck driver up for national honor

Newman truck driver up for national honor

TURLOCK — Newman truck driver Robert Caton is known for his safety record and passion for his job. Caton’s supervisors at Ruan Transportation nominated him for the company’s Driver of…

Amazon to hire another 700 workers in Tracy

Amazon to hire another 700 workers in Tracy

TRACY — Amazon.com is hiring to fill more than 700 full-time hourly positions at its fulfillment center in Tracy, the city of Tracy announced Thursday. “This is great news for…

Port of Stockton to double rail capacity

Port of Stockton to double rail capacity

STOCKTON – The Port of Stockton will add more than 22,000 feet of new railroad track over the next year —  more than double its current rail capacity. The $7.4…

Tracy begins replacing 11th Street bridge

Tracy begins replacing 11th Street bridge

TRACY — Tracy is saying goodbye to a landmark, but it is very much looking forward to its replacement. The 11th Street bridge has been the eastern entryway to Tracy…

Stockton FedEx freight drivers vote to join Teamsters

STOCKTON — Fifty FedEx freight drivers in Stockton voted last week to join Teamsters Local 439. The vote, 33-12, was taken March 12 and 13. The vote to join the…