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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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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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Stockton ups its game for NCAA women’s tournament

STOCKTON — Stockton got in on March Madness for the first time, as the city hosted Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds for the women’s NCAA basketball tournament at Stockton Arena.

There were two games on March 25, with South Carolina topping Quinnipiac and Florida State eliminating Oregon State. South Carolina and Florida State faced off on March 27, with the winner advancing to the Final Four in Dallas.

All three games were televised on ESPN and drew thousands of spectators to the arena. But it took a lot of work from University of the Pacific, Visit Stockton and Stockton Arena’s SMG management team to get everything ready.

The most eventful day from a community perspective was March 11, when the Stockton Ports, SMG and Visit Stockton organized an event to clean up Fremont Street and the surrounding areas... Read More

Gregori football player honored for concussion project

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MODESTO — When Gregori High School senior Dominic Barandica was a freshman, he was given an English assignment that impacted not only his life, but also the lives of every high school football player in Modesto.


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First Tee of San Joaquin announces new program director

STOCKTON — The First Tee of San Joaquin has named Christopher Borrego as its new program director.

Borrego is PGA professional with decades of experience teaching golf to players of all levels, First Tee said.

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Stockton Heat fans to choose season’s new goal song

Stockton Heat fans to choose season’s new goal song

STOCKTON — The Stockton Heat hockey team is giving fans the chance to vote for the goal song the team will use this season.

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Legendary golf course architect returns after 25 Years

Legendary golf course architect returns after 25 Years

Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Brookside developer Fritz Grupe return to Brookside Country Club to celebrate its 25th anniversary.