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Crews respond to submerged car, possible victim


Search and rescue teams are in the Mokelumne River Wednesday afternoon trying to reach a person inside a submerged car. Just before noon, CHP was told about the car and the people diving in the river just south of Isleton to reach it.

It appears there is a person in the car, and officers on scene believe the person has died. However, they could not say for sure what time the car went into the water or how the person may have died. 

The car is in the water near Brannan Island Road, south of Highway 12, about ten miles west of Lodi.

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Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

There’s no fancy party planned to celebrate Community Business Bank’s 10th anniversary. Instead, the West Sacramento-headquartered community bank plans to give away $10,000 to one lucky not-for-profit making a difference in Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin or Solano counties.

“For the past decade, it’s been our honor to help meet the needs of small businesses and not-for-profits in our communities,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “Our $10,000 give away contest is the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to a local not-for-profit that is working hard every day to help those in need.” In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive a full-page ad in thePartners in Philanthropyedition of the Sacramento Business Journal.

Entry period for all nominations is September 1-30, 2015. Here are two ways to nominate your favorite not-for-profit:

Gas prices expected to stay low

Gas prices expected to stay low

Gas prices continue to dive. After a refinery problem was fixed in the Midwest that caused prices to spike temporarily, prices again are plunging as the price of oil recently hit a six-year low.

As of Thursday, the price of gas nationally was $2.53 per gallon, down 12 cents from one week ago. In many Southeastern states, gas can be found for under $2 per gallon.

Drivers in California are still paying well above the national average, $3.42 per gallon, but that is down 46 cents in the last five weeks. California and Alaska now tie for the lead for most expensive  gas in the country.

Locally drivers in Modesto are getting the best deal for gas. They are paying $3 per gallon while drivers in Stockton pay $3.03 and Merced motorists pay $3.18 per gallon... Read More

Workforce satisfaction has improved in last decade

Workforce satisfaction has improved in last decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite all of the struggles in the workforce in the last decade, Americans’ satisfaction with 13 aspects of their current jobs has largely improved in the last decade.

People’s satisfaction with the health benefits and vacation time have increased the most since 2005, each rising 10 percentage points.

For the most part, Americans’ satisfaction with their jobs is higher today than it was in 2005. But despite these improvements, no more than one in three workers are completely satisfied with their salaries, stress levels, chances for promotion and retirement plans... Read More

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Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Cameras catch theft of laptops from Lodi business


A Lodi computer repair company is hoping security video that shows a theft of laptops will lead to the man who so casually broke into the business Sunday morning.

Up to 11 laptops and a couple of hard drives were stolen from Computer Impressions, which is located on Kettleman Lane in Central Lodi.

On the video, the thief first tries to enter through the door, and then sits near the door for a while. Eventually, he breaks through a window located near the ground. For several minutes, the man walks around the shop before leaving with the computer equipment.

The business had plenty of security -- and may add more.

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.