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Cal Weber 40 to bring affordable housing to downtown Stockton

Cal Weber 40 to bring affordable housing to downtown Stockton

STOCKTON — Construction is underway on Cal Weber 40, the first housing project in downtown Stockton since the Great Recession.

The partners involved in the project held a groundbreaking ceremony in the building at California Street and Weber Avenue for city officials and reporters Thursday morning. No actual ground was broken, however. Construction on the project began March 23... Read More

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Combining the Best of East & West in the Art & Science of Healing
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8th annual "Rina's Run" 5K/Half Marathon in Ripon draws more than 400

8th annual "Rina's Run" 5K/Half Marathon in Ripon draws more than 400

More than 200 volunteers, including the entire Ripon city council, turned out to assist the 430 runners who participated in Saturday's "Rina's Run" on the new all-weather track the previous seven "Rina's" helped to fund. It's named in honor of the late Rina Brocchini; the Brocchini Family Foundation has been a major supporter of the Ripon High Stadium Project since its inception. This year's race raised funds and awareness towards the need to replace the inaccessible bathrooms and unsafe bleachers. The Ripon High Stadium Project has gone to Washington DC three times with the San Joaquin Council of Governments as a regionally beneficial project and has continued to be a hub of grassroots community fundraising that has unified virtually every non-profit, including 900+ volunteers and donors from Ripon's community of 15,000. Vernon Transportation's Gregg Wilson sponsored a special $1,000 cash prize for the first runner to beat a time of 1:11 in the half marathon.

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University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific is expected to confer 2,029 degrees during four commencement ceremonies in three cities over the next six weeks, celebrating a graduating class that includes 198 new attorneys, 201 new pharmacists, some 455 liberal arts majors, and more than 232 new engineers and computer scientists.

“I am extremely proud of this year’s class of outstanding Pacific graduates,” said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. “These students have worked hard to prepare for leadership in their careers and in their lives. They’ve been mentored by some of the most brilliant and dedicated faculty anywhere, and I am excited for those grads to go make their impact on the world.”

Celebrate Women's Health in Modesto and Stockton

Celebrate Women's Health in Modesto and Stockton

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT: Empowering women to think and feel great

The public is invited to the 7th annual Women’s Night Out, a free program to celebrate and enhance women’s health. Come meet with Kaiser Permanente experts who will discuss a variety of compelling topics for women including how to lower the risk of cancer, the benefits of plant-based diets, improving skin and eye care, and more.

The first presentation will be Thursday, May 14, from 5:30–8 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center, 4601 Dale Road, Modesto, Conference Rooms 1A92–4. The second presentation the following week will be Thursday, May 21, from 5:30–8 pm. at Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices, 7373 West Lane, Stockton, Conference Rooms A–I.

For more information and to RSVP, call 209-464-8707, ext. 101 or email judith@buethecommunications.com. Also, www.kp.org/centralvalley

San Joaquin County job growth part of positive outlook at Central Valley Community Bank update

San Joaquin County job growth part of positive outlook at Central Valley Community Bank update

Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB) prides itself on being a diverse community-based bank serving family-owned businesses for the past 35 years in the Central Valley. "We are sticking to our plan of being the best community bank in the Valley, from Sacramento to Fresno," said CEO Jim Ford (pictured right) yesterday to about 75 people attending a Stockton luncheon. Ford had just completed an update of first quarter assets and trends for the bank, which has 21 branches in seven contiguous counties. He said loans are up for the institution that is unique in its percentage of servicing owner-occupied loans. Ford's comments came after a brief forecast by Jeffrey Michael, Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. Michael said San Joaquin County is surpassing job forecasts in the first quarter for 2015. "I'm pretty excited about 2015," said Michael. "This is the 6th year of expansion nationally and California is the hot spot of the U.S.