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California leads country for most expensive gas

California leads country for most expensive gas

STOCKTON – Area gas prices rose slightly over the last week, increasing by 6 cents to $3.39 in the Stockton-Lodi area. Modesto also saw a 6-cent increase, bringing prices for drivers there to $3.34. Merced drivers saw a slightly smaller increase as their prices rose $.04 to $3.46.

Nationwide, gas prices have stayed relatively stable during the last 30 days. The average price on Monday stood at $2.76 per gallon, the lowest average for this date since 2010. That price is down nearly a nickel per gallon compared to the 2015 peak price reached on June 15 ($2.80).

California has the most expensive gas in the country, with an average price $3.87, up from $3.71 per gallon last week. Alaska ($3.47) Hawaii ($3.34), Nevada ($3.26) and Washington ($3.19) round out the top 5. ... Read More

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San Joaquin County’s Highway 99 project done and under budget

San Joaquin County’s Highway 99 project done and under budget

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — One of the region’s biggest road construction projects is finished and came in $92 million under budget, Caltrans said Wednesday.

Caltrans, along with the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) and the city of Manteca partnered to widen the freeway from south of SR 120 in Manteca to north of Arch Road in Stockton.

The project was initially budgeted at $250 million in 2007 but only cost $158 million, Caltrans said.

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Valley home sales figures show improvement overall

Valley home sales figures show improvement overall

STOCKTON — Home sales are up, home prices are up and homes are selling faster in San Joaquin County, according to the latest MLS figures for June.

According to statistics supplied by MLS, 684 homes closed in June. That’s up 2.2 percent from the month before and 8.18 percent from a year ago.

The median price for a home in San Joaquin County was $296,000 — 5.7 percent higher than in May and 11.3 percent more than June 2014.

Homes also spent an average of 34 days on the market, down 9.8 percent from the previous month.

Home sales news was mixed in the region’s other two counties.

In Stanislaus County, 543 home sales closed in June. That was 2.5 percent lower than in May. However it was an increase of 12.4 from a year ago.

The median price for a home in Stanislaus County in June was $249,000, up 2 percent from May and 6.3 percent from a year ago... Read More

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PHOTOS – Stanislaus County Fair

PHOTOS – Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds in Turlock.

The fair runs from July 10-19.

Free celebrity concerts are included with fair admission. There are three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and more than 1,750 animals.

 











 

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St. Joseph’s Medical Center receives stroke care certification

St. Joseph’s Medical Center receives stroke care certification

STOCKTON — St. Joseph’s Medical Center has received recognition for its stroke treatment.

The hospital recently received Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

“The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further,” said Don Wiley, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Medical Center in a press release.

St. Joseph’s received the certification after an onsite review in which Joint Commission experts evaluated the hospital’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements. The inspection looked at program management, the delivery of clinical care, and performance improvement... Read More

Hispanic Chamber to explore civic involvement at luncheon

Hispanic Chamber to explore civic involvement at luncheon

The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Leaders’ Luncheon on Business on Thursday, July 30 at the Stockton Golf & Country Club.

The focus of this year’s luncheon will be how to take part in the civic process and will feature four speakers who will discuss the importance of civic participation at all levels of government, the Chamber said... Read More

  • Assemblyman Rockey Chavez
  • San Joaquin County Supervisor Carlo Villapudua
  • Latino Leadership & Policy Forum Ruben Barrales
  • El Concilio Executive Director Jose Rodriguez