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IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” and what to watch out for this year

Each year the Internal Revenue Service releases a list of 12 common scams that the IRS is on the lookout for in the coming year.

The list includes some items that aim to take advantage of the public at large (i.e. phone scams, identity theft) and for which the IRS is warning the public and those scams that are designed to harm the IRS (i.e., padding deductions, falsifying income) which the IRS warns taxpayers to avoid. This year’s “Dirty Dozen” includes:

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Shakespeare comes to the Miracle Mile

Romy Evans plays Robin “Puck” Goodfellow in Showbiz Theatre Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Shredding sheds light on identity theft prevention tactics

 

Identity theft, it seems, is becoming more and more common with the use of online applications. But hardcopy documents are still a go-to for identity thieves.

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Valley Children’s named top place to work

Valley Children’s Healthcare, with locations throughout the Central Valley, has been named by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the country’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare for 2018. The list recognizes organizations that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

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UOP record label releases benefit album for victims of fire

On April 13, Pac Ave Records, the student-run record label at University of the Pacific, will release an album benefitting victims of the October fires in Sonoma County.

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Delta College to pay off bond in ahead of schedule

San Joaquin Delta College

In an agreement made earlier in the year, San Joaquin Delta College has arranged to pay off its last installment of Measure L bond money in less than half the time originally allotted.

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Barbershops continuing tradition of classic cuts

Curtis Howard, center, and Brian Coughlin, center, catch up with clients while cutting their hair at Howard’s Barbershop in Lodi.

LODI—It’s not Floyd’s place, but Howard’s Barbershop sure does feel like it could fit right in on “The Andy Griffith Show,” that classic TV series that takes place in small-town Mayberry.

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Central Valley substations to be used in new electricity program

By J’AIME ROSALES
Business Journal Writer

Starting in 2023, the Central Valley will have a new, more reliable source for energy. A public-private partnership will create the San Luis Transmission Project connecting the electric substations in Tracy to the San Luis, O’Neill and Dos Amigos substations found in the Los Banos area.

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Area students to learn about logistics throughout Valley

Thanks to a $50,000 award, area high schoolers from the Ceres, Modesto and Turlock school districts will be able to participate in the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Program.

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‘Chill Out’ day to provide relief on tax deadline day

 

Kona Ice, a mobile shaved-ice business, will be helping taxpayers keep their cool on April 17 by giving out free cups of shaved ice to anyone who comes by their trucks.

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