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Making workers mobile, more productive

Embracing mobility is key if you want your people to do creative work from the location of their choosing. And there are solid bottom-line reasons for doing so.


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MJC net-zero building saves energy, money

MODESTO — When it was time for Yosemite Community College District to replace its World War II-era Central Services building, designers opted for a state-of-the-art energy efficient facility.

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Powers promoted Adult Parole Operations Director

Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.

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San Joaquin County Office of Education names new deputy superintendent

STOCKTON — Scott Anderson, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s chief business officer, will be the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s next deputy superintendent of business services.

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Nonprofit, Agsafe, works for agriculture safety

MODESTO — AgSafe was born out of a need for statewide and federal compliance in the agriculture industry. Since its formation in 1991, the 501c3 nonprofit has been at the forefront of safety, regulation and compliance.

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Cut-off approaches for farm equipment buy-back

FRESNO — Central Valley farmers can apply to replace old equipment with more efficient equipment to improve air quality.

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High-tech holdups: the rising threat of ransomware

STOCKTON — When it comes to ransomware, one of the most insidious cybersecurity threats out there, Verve Networks CEO Jeff Gilbert says two things are true: most small businesses think they won’t be a target, and all of them are vulnerable.

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Kaiser Permanente gives $6 million for heart studies

OAKLANDKaiser Permanente is giving $6 million in grants to reduce heart attacks and strokes in the most at-risk communities.

The money will be used to implement Kaiser’s Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Every day, or PHASE, program.

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Federal regulations: reform on the horizon?


Bruce Sarchet

On Feb. 24, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force within 90 days to identify burdensome regulations for possible repeal, replacement, or modification.

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Modesto and city manager part ways

MODESTO — James Holgersson is out as Modesto’s city manager, the city announced Thursday afternoon.

In a press release, the city said Holgersson and the city “have mutually agreed to part ways.”

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