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Tracy restaurateur honored for entrepreneurship

Tracy restaurateur honored for entrepreneurship

TRACY — John Oh broke a cardinal rule about entrepreneurship. He didn’t know much about the restaurant industry when he opened The Commons last year... Read More

Employers confident about hiring, study finds

Employers confident about hiring, study finds

American employers are feeling confident and it’s reflected in their hiring plans for the new year.

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Was it you? 5 Powerball numbers matched in Stockton

Was it you? 5 Powerball numbers matched in Stockton


SACRAMENTO - No Powerball Jackpot winning ticket was sold in California on Saturday, but six people got very close, according to the California Lottery.

Six California tickets matched five of the six numbers. One was sold in Stockton.

The winning numbers for the record-breaking $949.8 million jackpot are:

32, 16, 19, 57, 34, and Powerball number 13.

The California Lottery said the six tickets that matched five numbers were sold at the following locations:

1.       7-Eleven, located at 4193 Central Avenue in Fremont (Alameda County)

2.      Parkwood Gas & Food, 1612 West Hammer Lane in Stockton (San Joaquin County)

3.      Nice Market, located at 3794 Highway 20 in Nice (Lake County)

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown warned stakeholders not to get giddy over increased revenues as he released his 2016-17 budget proposal, a plan that calls for shoring up California’s rainy day fund and increasing education spending... Read More

Chili's Fundraiser for Joshua!



February is known as the month of love! Please show your loooooove for Joshua by participating in our first big fundraiser scheduled in February.

All you have to do is BE HUNGRY and GO OUT TO EAT at CHILIS's restaurant on Pacific Avenue. It's THAT EASY! Well, kinda! I will be posting a flyer that you will need to print and take with you. When you get to Chili's hand the flyer to the server and they will be sure that your tab counts as part of the fundraiser. 10% of the money made by all the people that bring in the flyer will be donated in Joshua's name via the fundraising organizazaion COTA. 100% of the money raised goes directly to Joshua and Breanna.

Details: Chilis's Restaurant 5756 Pacific Avenue Monday, February 1, 2010 ALL DAY LONG!

Three steps to build a strong family business

Over the next several months I plan to focus my column solely on family businesses.

Family-owned or controlled businesses account for more than 80 percent of all U.S. businesses. The net of all jobs created in the United States come from family firms. Yet, roughly 70 percent won’t make it to the next generation.

The biggest challenges that these businesses face are rarely addressed.  Even many of the top business schools fail to cover these topics when educating their students.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many family businesses over the years. Watching siblings working together, teaching each other, building on a legacy that their parents or grandparents started is a wonderful thing... Read More

Rambling on a Thursday.

Here I am again!

I got a little behind on the blog - seems like life's river was moving too fast and I just got swept up in the current. Thankfully I didn't drown, but there was some flailing about. But I am back.

The way I post is being slightly changed - I realize I only have time to just spit out thoughts, quick, real, honest, and unkempt. Are you ready?

I have been sicker than a dog for two months. Sick with a cold, sinus infection, chest crap, and probably most annoying, nausea.

Found out in February that I am pregnant.

Thankfully only one baby.

That one baby is reeking havoc on my tummy.

Joshua has been transplanted. February 22 he received new lungs.

Joshua is still in Stanford, healing the best he can.