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Carnegie Arts Center to exhibit 80 pieces through March

What better way to celebrate the Central Valley than to exhibit photos that highlight life in this area?

The Carnegie Arts Center will be doing just that with an upcoming exhibit entitled Valley Focus. Eighty photo pieces by 50 photographers will be on display from Jan. 17 to Mar. 18.

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What’s closing in the Central Valley? Chapter 11 bankruptcies close major retailers

Macy’s Department Store in West Valley Mall

The year 2017 saw 11 major retailers go belly up. In most cases the giants cut costs by closing stores. So what retailers filed bankruptcy in 2017, and how did it affect shopping in the Central Valley?

 

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Personal income seeing growth throughout Central Valley

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

Are Central Valley households earning more?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal income experienced growth in 2016 in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties.

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Report: California wage increase could lead to 400,000 jobs lost

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

On Jan. 1, minimum wage in California will rise to $11 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 per hour for businesses with 25 employees or less. It’s a 50-cent raise over 2017’s numbers.

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California minimum wage increase affects local business

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

Jan. 1 marks the next mandatory wage increase in California, with a rise to $10.50 for businesses with 25 or less employees and $11 for companies with 26 employees or more.

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Turlock singing group wins Foster Farms contest

 

Members of Pitman High School’s Madrigals singing group were selected winners of the Foster Farms Bowl “Oh Say, Can You Sing” contest.

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UC to offer Green Gardener course at Stockton extension

By NORA HESTON TARTE

With young professionals buying up properties in San Joaquin County, the role of landscape professionals is changing. More than simple edging and mowing, homebuyers hiring gardeners are placing an emphasis on green practices.

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JC Penney partners with YMCA to provide children school-year necessities

Stockton students in need were the recipients of a donated socks and underwear thanks to a donation project between the YMCA of San Joaquin County and JC Penney.

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Stockton Unified students benefit from Amazon donations

 

Amazon associates unload boxes with $15,000 worth of clothing, living essentials and holiday toys for children and families in Stockton.

STOCKTON — Online retail giant Amazon brought much needed relief to families in transition during the holidays.

On Dec. 5, employees of Amazon’s Tracy fulfillment center helped make the season a little more joyous for students of Stockton Unified School District whose families are going through rough times by delivering some relief.

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RTD launches Talk To Me Maps technology for visually impaired community

By NORA HESTON TARTE

For those who are blind or visually impaired, public transit is often necessary. However, navigating the bus schedules and reading maps offers a different complication.

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