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Save Mart opens new store in Ceres

The Save Mart Companies opened a new 43,000-square-foot location in Ceres today. The store is the eighth location to feature the company’s updated branding.

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Open call to artists to submit work inspired by Asian culture

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock is seeking artwork inspired by Asian culture for a juried show to be held in October.

Artists working in all media are asked to submit their work to be on display in the Lobby Galleries at the Carnegie Arts Center for the length of the show.

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General Plan Update to focus on Downtown Stockton

The Stockton General Plan Update “Envision Stockton” will begin focusing on finding ways to make the downtown area more vibrant and active.

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Celtic and Renaissance Festival

Celtic and Renaissance Festival

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to.

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce swears in officers and board members

Diane Vigil of the Dameron Hospital Foundation was sworn in as the new president of Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce on June 22 at its annual dinner meeting held at Brookside Country Club.

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Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from July 7th through September 22nd! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th Street Plaza. Enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat on the patio at Ralston's Goat or Fuzio Universal Bistro! 

Joining in on July 7th, August 8th and September 1st is the 1st Friday Street Faire 5-9pm in conjunction with the Modesto Downtown Partnership. Artists, crafters, vendors of all sorts will line the street. 

United Cab makes inroads to specialized service; vies for Uber, Lyft customers

By Patricia Reynolds
Business Journal Writer
preynolds@cvbizjournal.com

MODESTO — Jay Akbari started working in the transportation industry at a very young age.
“I’ve been in this business since I was seven years old,” Akbari said.

Now the owner of Modesto-based United Cab Company, Akbari grew up helping in the family’s Bay Area taxicab business, an operation his father started in 1998 with one vehicle.

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Central Valley cities continue to see increase in tourism

By Patricia Reynolds
Business Journal Writer
preynolds@cvbizjournal.com

STOCKTON — California’s travel and tourism industry enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of growth in 2016, according to the annual economic impact report released by Visit California and Dean Runyan Associates.

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Heatwave brings concerns, precautions on part of Valley farmers

 

The recent heatwave has been a major concern for many Central Valley farmers.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

While the blazing Central Valley temps drove many indoors this week, farmers throughout the region have been adjusting to keep operations cool.

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Farmers markets canceled as heatwave spikes

Farmers markets across the Central Valley have been canceled tonight as temperatures spike to 110 degrees in many places.

In Stanislaus County, the popular outdoor markets in Gustine, Hughson and Turlock have been canceled. In San Joaquin County, the markets in Lodi and Manteca are canceled as well.

Several cities provide cooling stations for those who might not have access to air conditioning. The City of Stockton encourages its citizenry to make their way to community centers, libraries, pools and other places with “cooling zones” to get relief from the heat.

Temperatures are forecasted to drop to the century mark by tomorrow and into the mid-90-degree range by the end of the weekend.

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