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Merced man wanted for scrap metal scheme involving Lathrop company

A Merced man is currently wanted for embezzling more than $455,000 from a Lathrop-based scrap metal recycling company.

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Newport Beach company acquires 345 acres in Stockton

Newport Beach-based CT Realty recently acquired 345 acres of industrial-use land in Stockton, according to a press release issued by the company.

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Legends of the Cruise

Legends of the Cruise

Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route Walk of Fame 2017 InducteesCelebration

June 7, 2016, 6:30  pm - 10th St Plaza Modesto

The spirit of “American Graffiti” endures today on 10th & 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto on the Historic Cruise Route, where the people of the true cruising route inspired George Lucas’ film.  People across America and all over the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” Class of ’17  is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route on Wednesday, June 7, on 10th Street between J and K Streets in conjunction with the Mid-Valley Chevy Club’s Park ‘n Shine that hosts approximately 300 classic cars and hot rods.


Visit Stockton celebrates successes, tourism ambassadors for 2016


Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, talks about the successes of Stockton tourism. (Marc Lutz/CVBJ)

By Marc Lutz
Business Journal Editor

“Let’s go. Let’s find our way to Stockton.”

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Economy continuing to fare well, economic forecast reports

The Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific in Stockton released its California and Metro Forecast today. In it, the state economy is reportedly performing well, despite an uncertain policy environment.

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Power of One luncheon focuses on the power to help many


T. Denise Manning was the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Power of One luncheon.

Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON – “What weeds have you grown from?” T. Denise Manning asked the gathered audience of a few hundred.

Manning was the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s 15th Annual Power of One luncheon held at the Hilton Hotel. She spoke about her life journey and the lasting effect of positive emotional support.

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Special Needs Trusts help ensure continued support for disabled clients

Business Journal writer

MODESTO—Julie Rogers worries about being able to financially provide for her 7-year-old disabled grandson, Eric Pierce, especially after he reaches adulthood.

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Blewett sentenced in identity theft case

Catherine Ann McMurry Blewett, of Manteca, was sentenced in San Joaquin Superior Court after pleading guilty to charges of identity theft.

Judge Carter Holly sentenced the 49-year-old woman to three years in state prison for false impersonation of another. Blewett was arraigned in Lodi on April 17, after being arrested April 14.


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Stockton State of the City highlights economic development, reinventing image


City of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs highlights the city’s strengths and challenges in this year’s State of the City address at the Port of Stockton on May 18.

Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON – The port was buzzing with activity, at least in shed 20.

Community leaders, businesspeople, vendors, workers and many others gathered for the 19th annual Stockton State of the City address.

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Zinfest returns to Lodi Lake this weekend

Lodi is known for its small-town feel, its inviting nature and, of course, its wines. And, most of all, for its zinfandels.

Zinfandel and other wines popular in the Lodi appellation will be celebrated Saturday, May 21 at Lodi Lake at Zinfest, an event known for music, food and wine.

The event, which sees thousands of attendees every year, will feature 40 area wineries offering tastings of their varietal, food vendors, live music, merchandise and other attractions.

Cooking demonstrations will also be available at the lakeside celebration.

Zinfest will run from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

On Sunday, local wineries will continue the fun with open houses. Cycling and kayaking activities will also be available.

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