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Scheduling ordinances: The next big employment challenge?


The new administration in Washington, DC came in with a promise to “deregulate,” that is to reduce the amount of government regulations. At the same time, at the state and local level, there is no sign that regulation is slowing down.

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Tech sector growing vibrantly throughout Central Valley

Chances are, when you think of the Central Valley, you think about tomato trucks rumbling down the freeway or shakers knocking down almonds amidst endless rows of trees. You probably don’t think about modern tech companies or millennials working while sipping lattes in open, co-working spaces. But an ever-increasing group of local techies and entrepreneurs are working to change that.

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Business is in season


By Nora Heston Tarte
Business Journal Writer

TURLOCK — The Central Valley spice business is hot. Located in the heart of California’s agricultural hub, spice businesses in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties offer quality, local ingredients to create proprietary spice blends and other flavor products to restaurants and manufacturers around the world.

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Lodi hospital recognized with ‘Safe Sleep’ certification

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial isn’t sleeping on the job, but it’s making sure the newborns in its care can … safely.

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EDD releases unemployment numbers for July

The Employment Development Department released job data today, showing an increase over the previous month for certain areas in the Central Valley region.

San Joaquin County showed unemployment at 7.7 percent in July, up from 7.3 in June, yet lower than the 8.1 percent of July 2016. Those numbers reflect the Stockton-Lodi market.

Modesto’s unemployment rate for July was 8 percent, and Merced was 9.7 percent.

In the Modesto market, the number of employed sat at 229,200, while unemployed people numbered 19,800. Merced’s employed numbered 101,800, and unemployed were 10,900. Stockton-Lodi’s employed was 294,200 and unemployed were 24,400.

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Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

BofA California president and ‘classic music’s No. 1 maverick’ also to speak at forum hosted by University of the Pacific

Facebook chief operating officer and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg will be the featured speaker when University of the Pacific hosts the next Advancing Women’s Leadership forum Sept. 12 at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the Stockton campus.

Transit district unveils first all-electric bus route in nation

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin Regional Transit District will convert one of its routes to zero-emissions.

On August 18, RTD announced it will change its Bus Rapid Transit Express Route 44 to an all-electric, zero-emission bus line this month. The agency said it’s the first of its kind in the U.S.

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State holds $7.1B in unclaimed property


Assemblyman Health Flora, right, presents a ceremonial check to Paul Rodrigues and Jessica Vaughan of the Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca.

California is in possession of $7.1 billion in unclaimed property belonging to an estimated 27.9 million individuals and organizations.

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Stockton home building company offers class on how to buy homes

A Stockton-based home builder is helping people get into the home-buying market.

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Lincoln Center car show to benefit students


Last year’s winner of Best of Show at Lincoln Center’s Classic Car Show.

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