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Turlock still enforcing drought restrictions

California may have pulled out of the drought, but that doesn’t mean cities throughout the state aren’t still reeling from the effects.

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Nominations sought for Ag Hall of Fame

The San Joaquin Country Agricultural Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for ag leaders throughout the county. The nominees should be those who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

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St. Joseph’s recognized for sustainability efforts

STOCKTON – St. Joseph’s Medical Center was recognized for its achievements in environmental sustainability in the healthcare sector.

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Valley farmers try out new radio network

By KENT HOHLFIELD
Central Valley Business Journal Writer

STOCKTON — More than 50 years ago, a small company in Eugene, Oregon began offering loggers and farmers a way to keep in touch with their crews in the field. Silke Communications has developed from its humble beginnings to become one of the fastest growing push-to-talk services on the West Coast.

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Tracy High team wins hackathon

STOCKTON — A team from Tracy High School won the second annual H20 Hackathon Saturday.

The team developed an app that converts information from a typical water bill into layman’s terms. It uses visual representations to help people monitor use and save water.

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An exterminator’s mission to save bees

 

PHOTO COURTESY STEPHEN RYS

By SIM RISSO
Business Journal writer

MODESTO — Usually pest control services aren’t known for saving insects. But that’s not the case with Cornerstone Pest Management, which specializes in safely relocating honeybees.

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Levee breach plugged for now

MANTECA — A breach in a levee in south San Joaquin County that forced as many as 500 people from their homes was plugged Monday night. But the evacuation order was still in place Tuesday morning.

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