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Pool prep important step for clear water and lazy summer days

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MODESTO—The Central Valley summers are beckoning swimming pools from their wintertime hibernation.

Triple-digit days call for dips in cool, crystal blue waters, games of Marco Polo and weekend barbecues.

Swimming pools offer endless entertainment, and exercise. It brings health and happiness to your family and friends. To keep your pool healthy in return, proper maintenance and upkeep is required—especially during its busiest season.

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Comforting classics: Diners still popular throughout Central Valley

Oscar Quiroz, second from right, jokes with staff and customers at the Mangy Moose Cafe in Manteca.

MANTECA—It might not be the most appetizing of names, but the Mangy Moose Café draws a regular crowd of locals and some not-so locals.

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In-Shape partners with TRX to educate personal trainers

In-Shape Antioch personal trainer, Daniel Garces, is seen learning one of the MOVE7 foundational movements – the lunge.

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Amgen tour launches from Stockton

The Stockton Arena was abuzz with activity on May 17, as cycling enthusiasts and local businesses alike gathered to attend the start of stage 5 of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, a 109.7-mile journey from Stockton to Elk Grove. 

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IRS reform 2018

Congress passed a fairly significant tax code reform in December of last year and now the House just passed a series of bills that reform the Internal Revenue Service.

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DMC expands cardiology services in Modesto

Gonzalo Rivera of Los Banos underwent the Patent Foramen Ovale closure procedure, performed by Dr. Talwinderdeep Kahlon.

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Stifel opens Modesto branch

Stifel Financial Corporation has opened another Central Valley location in Modesto.

The location, at 1539 McHenry Ave., Ste. A, is the 39th Stifel office in California. It will be run by the team of Dane and Randy Anderson.

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Want to give your employees a ‘flat sum’ bonus? Beware!

Many Central Valley employers utilize bonus payments to motivate employees to work more safely, increase productivity, decrease absenteeism or to encourage other behaviors the employer views as beneficial.

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Bad employee or bad manager?

I once had a manager who said, “This would be a great place to work if it wasn’t for all the bad employees in my department.”

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Three ways the Central Valley can attract a remote workforce

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is overflowing with eager tech developers, startup entrepreneurs and Zuckerberg wannabes. This hub of the tech industry is one of the most popular places to work and one of the largest contributors to the U.S. economy. In fact, the Bay Area has outpaced both the state and the country in economic growth year after year.

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