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Tracy housing boom continues with new development

 

An artist’s rendering depicts the two-story floor plan available to build in the Barcelona housing development being planned for Tracy.

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Delta College dedicates Horticulture Center

Delta College dedicates Horticulture Center

San Joaquin Delta College President Kathy Hart said it was the perfect day to dedicate the next project in a series of improvements at the college as she cut the ribbon signaling the opening of of the new state-of-the-art Horticulture Center Tuesday afternoon. Picture: And attendees agreed it was - sunny with a slight breeze- outside the two new working greenhouses and updated plant nursery, a "production classroom" according to horticulture professor Mike Toscano. He proudly showed off the updated facilities saying that all the plants had been grown from seeds, cutting or plugs. "Everything here has student value-added," said Toscano. "Each plant has been worked on by a student." The horticulture nursery is a hidden gem for plant-seekers with prices way below your average retail or big box stores. It's open to the public each Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will be open the same hours this Saturday for a "weekend sale".

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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Fall home tips from Haggerty Construction

Fall home tips from Haggerty Construction

Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. It's time to decorate in beautiful warm colors, bring out your favorite 'comfort food' recipes, and throw your cozy afghan quilt over the sofa. It's also time to prepare your home, office and properties for the upcoming weather. All of us in California are hoping for a wet year to help us with our ever-looming drought - yet we also know with wet and stormy weather comes potential water damage and drafty rooms.

We've provided a few tips that can be used for your home, business and commercial properties.

1. Window and doors: Check for cracks, leaks and air coming through the sills and doorframes. A tight seal is one of the easiest ways to save on your energy bill & maintain a comfortable interior.

2. Heating Units: Have your heating units cleaned & serviced, which will keep your environment healthy and extend the life of your heating system.

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.

San Joaquin UC Master Gardeners Smart Gardening Conference

San Joaquin UC Master Gardeners Smart Gardening Conference

Source: Stockton Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate Mother's Day in Stockton!

Celebrate Mother's Day in Stockton!

It's that time of year again to celebrate Mom and let her know how much you appreciate her.  If you're still looking for something to do or want to try something new this year, check out our list of local Mother's Day events below!  Also listed are events happening on Sunday that Mom might like!