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Free fashion show to display student designs

What was once held indoors for an admission fee is now being held outside and free for all attendees.

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Rail transportation funding to connect Sacramento to Merced

The California State Transportation Agency announced this week that the Valley Rail Project would benefit from a series of grant awards totaling $500.5 million under the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).

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Community members honored at Impact Awards


The First Annual Impact Awards Night Celebration was held this week to honor locals who have worked to drive the area’s economy forward.

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Modesto and Manteca Kaiser locations receive accreditation for cancer care

Cancer survivor Esther Milsap of Oakdale visits with Oncologist Megumi Tomita, MD, at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center.

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Ducky Derby returning to benefit CAPC

The Ducky Derby is returning for the fifth year in a row.

For the fifth year in a row, the Ducky Derby will highlight Public Safety Day, creating a fun and entertaining event for the community on May 12.

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Weak handshake? Survey reveals tech interview ‘do nots’

Like to talk poorly about your previous or current employer? Slouch? Have trouble making eye contact or have a weak handshake?

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Central Valley attracts concentration of commerce in business parks

Business parks throughout the Central Valley are increasingly being sought after for a range of distribution solutions.

TRACY—The Central Valley has become a hotbed for commercial and industrial development. With the success of such companies as Amazon, many are looking eastward for opportunities.

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Carfax celebrates 20B database records

Carfax, a database that collects vehicle histories to help consumers avoid buying lemons, recently announced it had surpassed 20 billion records.

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Trezza reflects on 34 years as CEO of BAC, challenges in the industry

William “Bill” Trezza, CEO of BAC Community Bank, recently talked about his 34 years leading the business.

STOCKTON—William “Bill” Trezza, CEO of BAC Community Bank, knew how to fix the problems in the banking industry long before taking on his position.

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Hair apparent: Manteca woman takes shortcut to hair-care career goals

From left, Ashley Almeida, Amy Gann and Diane Trascapoulos are stylists at California Stylin’ in Manteca. Gann, 20, recently bought the business from the previous owner who retired after 32 years.

MANTECA—It has long been her goal to be the owner of a hair salon, but Amy Gann didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.

At 20 years old, Gann bought California Stylin’, a salon that has been around for 32 years … 12 years longer than she’s been alive.

Patti Flatter originally opened the business all those years ago, but retirement came calling and she put the salon on the market. Or, specifically, on Craigslist.

Gann has been cutting hair a little more than two years.

“I was looking online for a week straight, trying to find a good deal and a good little salon to take over, and this was on [Craigslist],” Gann said. “That’s how it came about.”

The budding stylist said she had help from family to make the purchase, one that she had to take advantage of... Read More