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Merced man wanted in embezzlement case surrenders to Lathrop police

Carl Joseph Means of Merced turned himself into Lathrop Police on Tuesday. An arrest warrant was issued for Means by San Joaquin Superior Court on May 31 for allegedly embezzling more than $455,000 from Lathrop-based AMG Resources Corporation, a scrap metal recycling company.


Carl Means

The original complaint filed by the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office was amended to include three counts of felony tax evasion for three tax years where Means filed tax returns without declaring the income from the theft.

Those counts are added to two other counts, including grand theft and an intent to defraud.

Court documents allege Means sold $455,949.28 worth of scrap during his employment from 2013 to 2016 as a plant manager for AMG. He sold the materials to Atwater-based Atwater Iron & Metal without authorization from his employer... Read More

Craft your keywords to yield better search results

Search engine optimization has undergone a great deal of change in recent years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that keywords are still a core element. Although keyword optimization is neither as important nor effective as it once was, keyword research remains essential for increasing your visibility in the search engines.

Although relevant, high-quality content will market itself to a degree, targeting the right keywords can help boost relevancy and reach out to the right people. In fact, keyword research is all about relevancy, and not at all about trying to hijack a term you think is popular just to drive any old traffic to your website... Read More

Building Great Teams: Part I – Identifying Exceptional Team Players

Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure to work with numerous boards on their strategic plans. The problem is (has always been, and will always be) that no matter how great of a plan you have, how much funding you have at your disposal and how dynamic your leadership skills, success will always depend upon the quality of the team tasked with implementing the strategy.
Everywhere we turn these days we are part of a team, either formally or informally.

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Immigration law compliance: The basics of I-9 verification

Employers in the Central Valley have long understood the importance of compliance with immigration law to maintain a viable workforce.
With the election of Donald Trump, national attention has been sharply focused on numerous immigration-related issues. Employers are well-advised to take this opportunity to audit their compliance with the most basic of their obligations under federal law: I-9 compliance.

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How long should I keep my tax records?

With the conclusion of another tax season (well, at least for some people) a question often arises from our clients: how long are they required to retain their tax records?
One set of answers comes from the applicable statute of limitations for assessment. Another set of answers comes from exactly what tax records are we talking about and what do you need to be able to substantiate.

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Stockton, Merced students to have art on display at governor’s office

Students from Fathers and Families of San Joaquin in Stockton, We’Ced in Merced and Brown Issues in Sacramento will have their artwork displayed at the State Capitol.

Youth from the three organizations will gather outside the governor’s office on June 6 to present their pieces, which are interpretations of the theme “We Are All Californians.” Each piece is part of a puzzle. When joined, the artwork will create the bear from the California state flag.

The art program is designed to bring awareness to affordable healthcare for residents of the state.

Pieces will be presented at 1 p.m., and will remain on display for the following week

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Mentor program helps students with college education decision

A program administered by the Stanislaus County Office of Education is helping students when it comes to higher Education.

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Humana, Tenet Healthcare reach agreement; patients regain in-network access

Patients with Humana’s commercial and Medicare health insurance once again have access to in-network care through Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock and Doctors Hospital of Manteca as of June 1.

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Stockton, Lodi rank among hottest real estate markets nationwide

Nine of the top 20 hottest real estate markets in the U.S. for the month of May are in California. The Stockton-Lodi region ranked No. 10, down five spots from the previous month.

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