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Modesto Architecture Festival starts Sept. 13

MODESTO — The seventh annual Modesto International Architecture Festival is 9 days of exploration of architecture, landscape, public art, and urban design. The festival is hosted by the…

California film tax credit deal struck

California film tax credit deal struck

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to expand California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. “This law…

Modesto 8th safest California city for driving

Modesto 8th safest California city for driving

MODESTO — Modesto ranks eighth in California and 72nd in the United States in Allstate Insurance’s Best Drivers report. The report looks at America’s 200 largest cities and…

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Manufacturing

Stockton Chamber to honor new, expanding businesses

Stockton Chamber to honor new, expanding businesses

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, along with the San Joaquin Partnership, will…

Manufacturing going strong in Stanislaus County

Manufacturing going strong in Stanislaus County

By DAVID WHITE Stanislaus Business Alliance In January the Stanislaus Business Alliance launched a new…

California considers environmental waivers for Tesla Gigafactory

California considers environmental waivers for Tesla Gigafactory

California is considering exempting Tesla Motors Inc. from some environmental regulations under an incentive package…

Nummi to Nemo: Company builds modular housing for Berkeley students

Nummi to Nemo: Company builds modular housing for Berkeley students

LATHROP — When a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors ended with the closure…

People

Women’s Center welcomes new board members

Women’s Center welcomes new board members

STOCKTON ― The Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services Board of Directors has two new members. Jesse Pataria and John Williams joined the agency’s board of 15 directors effective…

Bautista joins EXIT Realty

Bautista joins EXIT Realty

MANTECA — Pedro Bautista has joined the EXIT Realty Consultants team in its Manteca office. Bautista has more than a decade of experience in the real estate industry…

Simile Construction adds to leadership team

Simile Construction adds to leadership team

MODESTO — Simile Construction Services (SCSI) has added two members to its executive leadership team, the company announced Thursday. Joe Simile and Robert Becker assumed day-to-day management of…

Work Life

Majority of U.S. workers get sense of identity from job

Majority of U.S. workers get sense of identity from job

WASHINGTON — Americans continue to derive a sense of identity from their job, according to a new Gallup poll. The new…

Construction

Stanislaus County breaks ground on jail project

CERES — Ground was broken on Hackett Road in Ceres Friday for Stanislaus County’s new jail. The $113 million jail is part of a massive state plan…

Education

CSU Stanislaus president speaks on budget, staff negotiations

TURLOCK – An overflow crowd filled the Snider Recital Hall on the campus of CSU Stanislaus Wednesday morning to hear school President Jospeh F. Sheley’s annual address to faculty…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Free boat tours draw crowds to Port

STOCKTON ­­‑‑ Did you know that Stockton’s Deepwater Channel has an average high-tide depth of 37 feet? And did you know that it takes about eight hours…

Health Care

Sutter Gould opens new care center in Turlock

TURLOCK — Sutter Gould Medical Foundation opened its doors to its new facility at Christoffersen Parkway and Golden State Boulevard Monday morning. Sutter Gould broke ground on…

Transportation

Modesto 8th safest California city for driving

MODESTO — Modesto ranks eighth in California and 72nd in the United States in Allstate Insurance’s Best Drivers report. The report looks at America’s 200 largest cities…

Tourism & Attractions

Modesto Architecture Festival starts Sept. 13

MODESTO — The seventh annual Modesto International Architecture Festival is 9 days of exploration of architecture, landscape, public art, and urban design. The festival is hosted by…

Real Estate

High housing costs are drag on economy, report says

A shortage of affordable housing in California is a drag on the economy, according to a new report from Beacon Economics. The forecasting firm says high housing…

Politics & Government

Tracy Council names choice for city manager

TRACY — Tracy’s City Council will consider approving Troy Brown as the new city manager at its Aug. 19 meeting. Brown is assistant city manager in Livermore…