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ACE expands WiFi service

ACE expands WiFi service

STOCKTON — WiFi service will be available on all of ACE’s passenger cars on all trains starting Jan. 3, ACE announced Monday. Previously, Wi-Fi service was limited to…

The gig economy: Why experts say it’s time to embrace it

The gig economy: Why experts say it’s time to embrace it

MODESTO — Jessica Chang Irish spends most of her week working with the Stanislaus Community Foundation, which helps businesses create charitable foundations. But weekends and evenings, she is…

Major expansion planned for Lodi’s World of Wonders

Major expansion planned for Lodi’s World of Wonders

LODI — For several years, World of Wonders President Sally Snyde has been hard at work on a plan to change the face of Lodi, and it’s no…

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Columns

Leadership and change begin locally

Leadership and change begin locally

As I write this article, 12 days have passed since the election. A large percentage…

Developing friendly media relationships

Developing friendly media relationships

No business can get away with ignoring the media. No matter how large your business…

Honoring self-sacrificing heroes

Honoring self-sacrificing heroes

Finally, it’s snowing in the mountains! It’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas. Lots…

People

HPSJ announces new innovation director

HPSJ announces new innovation director

FRENCH CAMP — Geeta Chawla has joined Health Plan of San Joaquin as its first director of innovation and strategy. Chawla has more than 15 years of senior…

Central Valley Community Bank adds new executive in Tracy

Central Valley Community Bank adds new executive in Tracy

FRESNO — Eugene Burkhalter has been named the new vice president and business development officer at the Central Valley Community Bank’s Tracy branch. The bank’s President and Chief…

Central Valley conservationist named planner of the year

DAVIS — Jarrod Martin was named the 2016 Conservation Planner of the Year by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California. Martin, who is now the…

Work Life

Majority of employees shop online at work

Majority of employees shop online at work

More than half of employees use work time to shop online, a survey from CareerBuilder found. According to CareerBuilder’s annual Cyber…

Construction

Stockton engineering firm wins state Engineering Excellence Award

SACRAMENTO — Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. of Stockton, earned an Honor Award among the Engineering Excellence Awards given by the American Council of Engineering Companies of California. The…

Education

New academy for at-risk teens accepting applications

STOCKTON — Discovery ChalleNGe Academy, a military-style residential program for at-risk teens, is taking applications for its inaugural class in January. The program is aimed students 16…

Logistics & Infrastructure

PG&E looks for feedback on potential transmission routes

STOCKTON — Pacific Gas and Electric is seeking community feedback for potential transmission line routes and route options. The proposed Northern San Joaquin Power Connect project is…

Health Care

St. Joseph’s shows cardiac hybrid suite

STOCKTON — St. Joseph’s Medical Center unveiled its new cardiac hybrid suite in November. The suite is a combination of everything needed for cardiovascular operating room and…

Transportation

ACE expands WiFi service

STOCKTON — WiFi service will be available on all of ACE’s passenger cars on all trains starting Jan. 3, ACE announced Monday. Previously, Wi-Fi service was limited…

Tourism & Attractions

Major expansion planned for Lodi’s World of Wonders

LODI — For several years, World of Wonders President Sally Snyde has been hard at work on a plan to change the face of Lodi, and it’s…

Real Estate

Distressed real estate sales at their lowest point since 2007

LOS ANGELES — The percentage of cash home sales continues to fall according to real estate tracking firm CoreLogic. Cash sales accounted for 31 percent of all…

Politics & Government

Guard troops won’t have to repay bonuses

WASHINGTON — California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses they received a decade ago when they signed up to serve in Iraq and…