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May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day
Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say "May the 4th Be With You" out loud and you will hear the pun that so many Star Wars fans worldwide have used to proclaim their love of the saga.

Weibel Family Winery donates wine sale proceeds to vets

Weibel Family Winery donated proceeds from the sales of its 2013 Patriot wine to two veterans’ organizations.

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Modesto music in the plaza

Modesto music in the plaza

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza.

Unruh-Salonen hired as CCO by Community Hospice

Modesto-based Community Hospice recently announced the hiring of Karryn Unruh-Salonen as its new chief clinical officer (CCO). She comes to the organization with more than 30 years clinical and healthcare experience.

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Oak Valley Bank reports Q1 results

Oak Valley Bancorp, the holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank based out of Oakdale and serving several cities throughout the Central Valley, reported its first quarter financial results for 2018.

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Kings G League approved for Stockton location; job fair announced

STOCKTON—The City Council voted unanimously to proceed with a lease agreement which would allow the Sacramento Kings G League to play at Stockton Arena starting the fall of 2018.

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UOP pursues documentary on Moscone

From left, documentary filmmaker Steve Talbot, Pacific Associate Professor Dr. Teresa Bergman, and Jonathan Moscone discuss the process of developing the documentary on George Moscone’s life and career.

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Wells Fargo donates nearly $2.5M to Central Valley nonprofits

In 2017, Wells Fargo donated more than $2.4 million to 161 nonprofits from Amador County down to Kern County and all throughout the Central Valley, the company announced.

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Growers turning more to innovative ag techniques for sustainability

Chris Locke, a walnut grower in Lockeford, has installed several solar arrays on his 600-acre operation.

While the end result of growing crops in the Central Valley is still the same, the way those crops are grown has undergone dramatic changes in the last few years.

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Pending bills would impose requirements on state employers

The California Legislature is back in session, and once again several bills would impact workplaces in the Central Valley, imposing new restrictions and regulations on the operation of businesses. Four of these bills are summarized below. As always, this column does not substitute for the advice of legal counsel.

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