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Artist sought for transit mural in Downtown Stockton

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District, known as RTD, is looking for mural artists to create a 10-foot-by-eight-foot mural for the north side of its Downtown Transit Center.

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Green practices helping businesses create sustainability, longevity

Barn owls are used as a means of energy-efficient pest control, reducing the need for harmful pesticides.

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The gory details: Crime scene cleaner takes on job few care to tackle

Christopher Loston, owner of Bio Safety Clean, specializes in crime scene cleaning.

After 10 years serving in the military, Christopher Loston joined the family business.

It’s not an unusual career step. However, for most, the family business involves less blood and guts.

On his first day, Loston spent hours chopping up a bloody mattress. We’ll spare readers the details Loston didn’t spare a Central Valley Business Journal reporter. Like he says, “sometimes less details are better.”

Loston owns Bio Safety Clean, a home restoration and cleanup company that once focused on crime scenes. He still offers the service in Sacramento, Solano and San Joaquin counties, but he’s added water damage repair and mold removal, as well.

From a scientific standpoint, Loston said the added services makes sense because blood is liquid-based and acts the same as water to clean.

“It’s funny how it all kind of seems to play together,” Loston said... Read More

Community radio station holding fundraiser

In an effort to begin broadcasting over FM airwaves, radio station KCBP will be holding a community art auction to raise funds to that end.

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Lodi Memorial, UC Davis announce partnership for child specialty care

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has entered into a partnership with UC Davis Medical Center to provide advanced pediatric care.

LODI—Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has announced a partnership with UC Davis Medical Center to expand its healthcare offerings to area patients.

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Procurement expo to connect vendors, government agencies

Securing a government contract can sometimes seem like a monumental task encased in mounds of red tape. So much so that small vendors don’t even attempt to secure such clients. The Small Business Procurement Expo seeks to change that.

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Future of innovative transportation in SJC discussed

Dr. Thomas Pogue, associate director of the UOP Center for Business and Policy Research, talks about emerging technology trends in transportation in the Central Valley.

STOCKTON—The San Joaquin Council of Governments along with the University of the Pacific Center for Business and Policy Research hosted the first in a series of speaker events, with the inaugural focus being on transportation technologies in the county.

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Stockton chosen by EPA for brownfields grant

A coalition led by the City of Stockton and comprised of the San Joaquin Council of Governments and Successor Agency to the Former Redevelopment Agency of Stockton has been awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess brownfield sites.

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Public invited to learn more about Children’s Home


The Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) is inviting the public to learn more about their organization.

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Patterson High delivering futures in trucking careers


Seeking to fill an ever-increasing need, Patterson High School is working with its Supply Chain & Logistics Advisory Committee and Truck Driving partners to host a job fair and hiring event.

On May 2, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the job fair will be open to qualifying students from Patterson High School. Twenty industry partners will be in attendance to take students’ resumes, conduct interviews and—in some cases—offer jobs post-graduation.

The partnership is made possible by the school district’s Career Technical Education programs, and partners include industry leaders such as Costco Distribution Center, Restoration Hardware, Grainger Distribution Center, Morning Star Trucking, Kohl’s Distribution Center, Bronco Wine Co., Paradise Tomato, CVS Caremark Distribution Center, Sysco Central California, Northern Refrigerated Transportation, Foster Farms, Penske Logistics, GC Trucking and Arctic Glacier... Read More