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Petco opens new location in Lodi; one of three stores in old Walmart space


Petco will be holding a grand opening for its new Lodi location from May 19-21.

LODI – Pets and their owners have a new option for shopping in the small town north of Stockton.

Petco has opened one of two new locations in Lodi at 2350 W. Kettleman Lane in Lodi, in the building previously occupied by Walmart for several years.

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Stockton Auto Mall to hold event in support of veterans

Participating auto dealers in the Stockton Auto Mall will be showing their support of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The second annual Veterans Appreciation Day, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is being held to give thanks to the veterans who have served the country.

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Ripon woman arrested on charges of embezzlement and elderly abuse

STOCKTON – An arrest was made today of a Ripon woman facing embezzlement and elder abuse charges.

Sandra Vallerga Marchman was arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $148,000 and committing elder abuse. The crimes were committed over a period of about four years from 2010 to 2014.

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Setting the pace: St. Joseph’s Medical Center unveils new cardiac technology


Joann Marks, MSN, RN, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, shows the size of the new Medtronic Micra TPS pacemaker in comparison to an ordinary office paperclip.

STOCKTON – A paperclip. That’s how big the latest device is that could save your life.

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Amgen brings thrill of racing, influx of capital to Modesto


Amgen cyclists race by the McHenry Mansion in Modesto on their way to the finish line.

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The rush of adrenaline. The heart-pounding speeds. The woosh as cyclists zip by. The ka-ching of cash registers.

It’s time again for the Amgen Tour of California, the popular bicycle race that pits the best of the best against each other and the road. Modesto has been selected as the stage two starting point on May 15, and local businesses are going to benefit from increased patronage.

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CEO of BAC joins community bankers in meeting with Trump


President Donald Trump speaks to an audience of community bankers during ICBA’s 2017 Capital Summit.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – BAC Community Bank CEO William R. Trezza is one of more than 100 bankers meeting with President Donald Trump this week about community banking.

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Stockton ballpark to host baseball championships

Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton will be hosting the 2017 California Collegiate Athletic Association’s Baseball Championships this Wednesday through Saturday.

The CCAA consists of 12 schools that can qualify for the tournament, one of which is California State Stanislaus. The ballpark will host the championships in 2017 and 2018. Previously, it hosted the tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

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Design of the times: MHD takes classic approach to modern branding


Marcia Herrmann, owner of MHD in Modesto, and Maria Carlson, head of Marketing and Web Development, stand next to a collage of client logos at their headquarters.

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MODESTO – For the past 30 years, Marcia Herrmann Design has been working with clients to help them reach their goals of success.

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RTD delivers its message … on the bus


The San Joaquin County Regional Transit District was recently honored with an award for merit for its recent TV spot.

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Stockton man sentenced for embezzlement of Lodi company

STOCKTON – In another case of identity theft and embezzlement, a Stockton man was sentenced for crimes against a Lodi-based company and ex-employees.

Juan Antonio Contreras of Stockton, pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and three counts of misdemeanor identity theft on May 3 in Stockton Superior Court.


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