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Tracy housing boom continues with new development

 

An artist’s rendering depicts the two-story floor plan available to build in the Barcelona housing development being planned for Tracy.

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Tech enthusiasm growing as Valley Hackathon comes to Stockton

Stockton’s coders (software programmers) and business leaders are getting excited about local technology initiatives. In August, Stockton hosted several tech incubator events, including one featuring Jacob Kuczeruk, Vice President at Megabots and now Valley Hackathon is coming to town

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Love Stockton to tackle projects for Gospel Center Rescue Mission

The Gospel Center Rescue Mission will be the focus of Love Stockton’s latest project.

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SJ Bike Coalition hosting Stockton’s first PARK(ing) Day

What’s the value of a parking space? On Sept. 15, artists, activists and residents of San Joaquin County will become part of a worldwide effort to transform those spaces into something more than a place for a car.

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Athena Young Professional award recipient announced by Stockton Chamber

 

Kristen Dyke, left, CEO and director of Port City Marketing in Stockton, was chosen as this year’s ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient.

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Set designer infuses plays with inspiration from life

 

Brian Johnson works on a design sketch in his workshop at Stockton Civic Theatre.

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer
nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com

STOCKTON — Brian Johnson is in the business of selling a fantasy, creating stage sets for local theatre companies that tell a story and transport both characters and audience into a new world.
“The best part of what I do is to help tell the stories with the things I create. We go to all kinds of different places throughout the seasons,” he said. “One show I may be building forests, the next it’s castles.”

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Specialty coffee roasting company brewing a bottomless cup of success

 

Laura and Efrain Garcia are the founders of Terra Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee bean roasting company.

By MELISSA HUTSELL
Business Journal Writer
mhutsell@cvbizjournal.com

STOCKTON — American’s love for lattes is at an all-time high, and local businesses are stepping up to meet this demand.

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Orange and Black Ball raises record amount for student athletes

The Orange and Black Ball held Aug. 26 by the Pacific Athletic Foundation raised a record amount to benefit student athletes of University of the Pacific.

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Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

On September 16, Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department presents a new event — Harvest of Hope— inspired by a very popular cancer prevention program held over the last few years.

"We are very excited about this event," said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services community outreach coordinator. "It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the area of nutrition and optimal health, and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Sharon Palmer, RD is a well-known and respected expert on the topic of Plant-Based eating and will be the main speaker. Chef Jesse Laymon will be doing the cooking demo and tasting. Ali Stambaugh from Westurf Nursery will lead the home gardening class. 

Blanchard named president of port association

Dr. Elizabeth Blanchard, Port Commissioner for the Port of Stockton, has been named President of the Association of Pacific Ports for 2017-2018.

 

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