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Gallo in top 100 of ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2018

E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto was chosen as one of the best places to work in a recent survey.

The winery, founded in 1933, was ranked 14 out of 100 of the “Best Places to Work in 2018” by Glassdoor, a job recruitment company. In 2016, Gallo was ranked 47 out of 50.

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Modesto’s AgSafe awarded $192K contract

MODESTO — A contract worth $192,000 has been awarded to a nonprofit which provides training, education and outreach in the farming industry.

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Stockton-Lodi Ranks No. 4 on top market list for 2018


Buying and selling homes in the Stockton-Lodi metro should get easier in 2018. During its annual housing forecast, realtor.com ranked the metro area No. 4 on its list of top housing markets based on both sales and price gains, signaling a positive trend for number of homes sold and home values.

Predictions include a 4.55 percent sales growth in 2018 and a 6.43 percent growth in price, according to realtor.com.

For the first time since 2015, realtor.com is also predicting a positive trend in housing inventory across the country, with easing of the housing shortage allowing for steadier price growth and more millennial mortgage share.

Kris Klair, a Central Valley Realtor and president of the Central Valley Association of Realtors agrees the 2018 housing market in Stockton-Lodi will be hot. His chief concerns about the market are exactly what area builders are addressing — a shortage of homes... Read More

Online app inspires real-life activity in school kids


Students at Hoover Elementary are part of 95,000 students throughout Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties staying active with an online application called GoNoodle.

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There’s no denying that it’s a digital world we live in. Anywhere one turns, people are connected to their smartphones, tablets or some form of digital device.

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Construction boom highlights shortage of industry workers

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LODI — The demand for infrastructure in the U.S. is growing, but the supply of skilled workers isn’t. The country is in the midst of a construction boom, but nationwide, more than 200,000 jobs in the industry remained unfilled. So, where is the next generation of skilled craftspeople?

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Stanislaus State releases business forecast for SJ Valley

California State University, Stanislaus has published its San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Report. The report, now in its eighth year, highlights the economy of the valley from San Joaquin County down to Kern County.

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Gospel Center Rescue Mission to benefit from toy drive, fundraiser

STOCKTON — The Gospel Center Rescue Mission will be the recipient of funds and toys derived from two different holiday donation events.

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Fargo resigns as CEO from Downtown Stockton Alliance


Cindi Fargo has resigned as the CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance after three years with the organization.

STOCKTON — Cindi Fargo, CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance for more than three years, has resigned her position, according to the organization.

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Center for Business and Policy Research publishes NSJV Index


Jeffrey Michael, PhD, executive director for the Center of Business and Policy Research at UOP, reviewed the highlights of the 2017 North San Joaquin Valley Index.

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MODESTO—University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business Center for Business & Policy Research unveiled its data-packed North San Joaquin Valley Index on Nov. 16, highlighted a slow, sustained growth since the recent years of recession.

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Arraignment of former MMID exec postponed

STOCKTON —Many were hoping for some form of closure in the arraignment of the former executive director of the Miracle Mile Improvement District. Instead, it was delayed.

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