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Tracy housing boom continues with new development

 

An artist’s rendering depicts the two-story floor plan available to build in the Barcelona housing development being planned for Tracy.

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2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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Fall home tips from Haggerty Construction

Fall home tips from Haggerty Construction

Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. It's time to decorate in beautiful warm colors, bring out your favorite 'comfort food' recipes, and throw your cozy afghan quilt over the sofa. It's also time to prepare your home, office and properties for the upcoming weather. All of us in California are hoping for a wet year to help us with our ever-looming drought - yet we also know with wet and stormy weather comes potential water damage and drafty rooms.

We've provided a few tips that can be used for your home, business and commercial properties.

1. Window and doors: Check for cracks, leaks and air coming through the sills and doorframes. A tight seal is one of the easiest ways to save on your energy bill & maintain a comfortable interior.

2. Heating Units: Have your heating units cleaned & serviced, which will keep your environment healthy and extend the life of your heating system.

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.

Over 3,500 Lodi Third-Graders Gear Up for Agventure

Over 3,500 Lodi Third-Graders Gear Up for Agventure

     Over 3,500 third-graders and 450 volunteers from the Lodi, Linden, and Stockton areas are gearing up for AgVenture this Wednesday, March 7 at the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds.

Students have the opportunity to tour the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds and experience agriculture through presentations of plants, animals, and farm machinery.

Presenters, exhibitors, guides, and volunteers to present an exciting and educational
event to teach students the fundamentals of agriculture


WHAT:  Students have the opportunity to tour the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds and experience agriculture through presentations of plants, animals, and farm machinery. Students will learn about the food grown in their hometowns.

WHEN:    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
   9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHO: Over 3,500 third-grade students from Lodi, Linden, and Stockton area schools; over 450 volunteers

The Lodi Home & Garden Show has something for everyone

The Lodi Home & Garden Show has something for everyone

This year the Lodi Home & Garden Show is celebrating its 15th anniversary at the Lodi Grape Festival Fair Grounds, February 3rd-5th.  The show offers homeowners and future homeowners the opportunity to visit multiple vendors in one place at one time and get cost-effective tips and new ideas to help improve and beautify their homes and yards.

The Lodi Home & Garden Show has been the premiere home improvement show in Lodi for the past fifteen years. The show will be holding it’s 2nd annual Interior Design competition and it’s 1st annual Floral Design contest. Both competitions bring together local Florists and Interior Designers to show off their best designs and give home owners ideas for decorating their spaces. Show attendees get to vote for show favorite!