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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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Local Starbucks managers to interview, possibly hire students

On Apr. 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 13 managers from seven local Starbucks locations will conduct an interview program with 125 area high school students. The event focuses on interview and resume-writing skills.

At the end of the event, the managers will let students know if any have secured jobs with the coffee company. They will also laud those with exceptional skills when it comes to interviewing and resume writing.

The program is being offered for the sixth year in a row by Starbucks and partner BrainworX Academy, which is part of the Venture Academy Family of schools, a charter school within the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

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CAPC seeking donations for B&N book fair

The Child Abuse Prevention Council is seeking donations to bring the gift of literacy to area preschoolers. The organization’s goal is to receive 800 books, one per each student enrolled in HeadStart preschools.

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Deputy DA retiring after more than 36 years

San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor is retiring at the end of March after 36 years in public service.

STOCKTON—One could say that Stephen Taylor has a head made for numbers. When he was 12 years old, he was already running his own soda machine operation. By 16, he was doing the back-office accounting for his father, a doctor.

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Turlock celebrates ‘Go Green’ with environmental education

Turlock is getting ready to get green. The city’s Municipal Services Department is preparing for its annual Go Green Week program, which focuses on environmental education for the community.

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Oak Park Ice Arena selected for final five

After a few months of voting, Stockton’s Oak Park Ice Arena has been selected as one of the top five finalists in the Light Like the Pros contest.

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Wages grow slightly; tech, finance, healthcare see continued uptick

Annual median pay in the U.S. grew year over year from 2016 to 2017, but not as much as in previous years, according to Glassdoor, a website that tracks pay rate data.

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