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Volkswagen settles some allegations in emissions scandal

Volkswagen settles some allegations in emissions scandal

WASHINGTON — German automaker Volkswagen is trying to put its emission scandal behind it. The company reached two related settlements, one with the United States government and the…

Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

MODESTO — The housing recovery continues to build momentum across the Central Valley which is resulting in a continual drop in foreclosure rates in the area. Less than one-half percent (0.46…

Modesto’s Goodspeed Motoring focuses on specialty cars

Modesto’s Goodspeed Motoring focuses on specialty cars

MODESTO — It’s fitting that Jeremy Goodspeed ended up working in the automotive industry. After all, Goodspeed is the perfect name for the job. His business, Goodspeed Motoring…

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Columns

5 ways to spice up your marketing efforts

5 ways to spice up your marketing efforts

Making your company, product or service appear as attractive and useful as possible is a…

Why it’s important to invest in your team

Why it’s important to invest in your team

Last month, while speaking to a group of managers, the CEO of the organization presented…

How a change in marijuana laws could affect your business

How a change in marijuana laws could affect your business

As you read this article, signatures are being gathered in California in support of the…

People

Lodi Republican named to pest control board

SACRAMENTO — Governor Jerry Brown appointed Darren Van Steenwyk to the California Structural Pest Control Board. The Lodi Republican has been a technical director at Clark Pest Control…

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce board sworn in

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new board of directors at its Annual Dinner meeting at the Stockton Golf & Country Club, on June 23.…

Modesto company selects new vice president

MODESTO — Eric K. Struik was appointed as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Modesto based Boyd Corporation on Wednesday. The company is a global…

Work Life

More workers taking casual approach to dress

More workers taking casual approach to dress

STOCKTON — Workplace wardrobes have become increasingly casual as styles and standards change. A study released in early June by the…

Construction

U.S. home construction jumps in April

WASHINGTON — Home construction ramped up in April as housing starts jumped 6.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to the…

Education

Area students get big educational lift

WASHINGTON — Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. announced that 44 high school graduates in the Central Valley will receive a $10,000 Horatio Alger–JobRedi Grant. The grant is given…

Logistics & Infrastructure

MID names new assistant general manager for water operations

MODESTO — The Modesto Irrigation District has promoted John Davids to serve as the new assistant general manager for water operations. That position was reinstated recently to…

Health Care

Women’s imaging center recognized for excellence 

MANTECA —Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s Women’s Imaging Center has been recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. The honor is…

Transportation

Modesto’s Goodspeed Motoring focuses on specialty cars

MODESTO — It’s fitting that Jeremy Goodspeed ended up working in the automotive industry. After all, Goodspeed is the perfect name for the job. His business, Goodspeed…

Tourism & Attractions

Fireworks safety is top concern in Stockton

STOCKTON — The Stockton Fire Department is reminding Stockton residents to use fireworks responsibly during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Safe and Sane Fireworks sales begin…

Real Estate

Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

MODESTO — The housing recovery continues to build momentum across the Central Valley which is resulting in a continual drop in foreclosure rates in the area. Less than one-half percent…

Politics & Government

California sees surge in voter registration

SACRAMENTO — California’s voter rolls grew by almost 650,000 in the final six weeks of registration leading up to the June primary. Three out of every four new…