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Central Valley cities continue to see increase in tourism

Central Valley cities continue to see increase in tourism

By Patricia Reynolds Business Journal Writer preynolds@cvbizjournal.com STOCKTON — California’s travel and tourism industry enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of growth in 2016, according to the annual economic impact report…

Crowds turn out for food, entertainment and wine at ZinFest

Crowds turn out for food, entertainment and wine at ZinFest

LODI — Every spring, wine lovers flock to Lodi Lake Park to enjoy the fruits of hard-working vintners across the regions. From May 19-21, ZinFest was attended by 3,500 people.…

RTD to offer free rides to caped conventioners

Who needs a Batmobile? If you’re dressed as Batman or any other superhero headed to StocktonCon the weekend of Aug. 20, 2017, you don’t. San Joaquin Regional Transit District will…

Visit Stockton celebrates successes, tourism ambassadors for 2016

Visit Stockton celebrates successes, tourism ambassadors for 2016

By Marc Lutz Business Journal Editor “Let’s go. Let’s find our way to Stockton.” That’s the tagline on a tourism video produced by Visit Stockton and shared at Wednesday’s 2017…

Zinfest returns to Lodi Lake this weekend

Lodi is known for its small-town feel, its inviting nature and, of course, its wines. And, most of all, for its zinfandels. Zinfandel and other wines popular in the Lodi…

Amgen cycling race puts positive spin on Modesto business

Amgen cycling race puts positive spin on Modesto business

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor MODESTO — At a time when the downtown area that would normally see business professionals hurrying to work, the streets were instead gridlocked ……

Stockton ballpark to host baseball championships

Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton will be hosting the 2017 California Collegiate Athletic Association’s Baseball Championships this Wednesday through Saturday. The CCAA consists of 12 schools that can qualify for…

Amgen brings thrill of racing, influx of capital to Modesto

Amgen brings thrill of racing, influx of capital to Modesto

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor The rush of adrenaline. The heart-pounding speeds. The woosh as cyclists zip by. The ka-ching of cash registers. It’s time again for the Amgen…

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival returns

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…

Downtown Modesto Partnership highlights successes, challenges over past year

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…

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