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Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Work begins on Prologis' International Park of Commerce in Tracy

Work begins on Prologis' International Park of Commerce in Tracy

"Will be the finest business park in the world" Groundbreaking ceremonies were held today for a one-million square foot state-of-the-art facility, the first structure at the new International Park of Commerce in Tracy by Prologis (NYSE:PLD), the global leader in industrial real estate. The park's first building will be one of the most advanced of its kind in the United States. Designed for the demands of today's customers, the facility will include 40-foot clear height and significant vehicle and trailer parking with extended staging lanes. It will be constructed to LEED specification with sustainable landscaping. The International Park of Commerce will be one of the largest logistics centers in northern California, with a potential build-out of 20 million square feet.

San Joaquin, Stanislaus counties see dropping unemployment

San Joaquin, Stanislaus counties see dropping unemployment

The unemployment rates in both San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties trended down in September, dropping below 10 percent for the first time since 2007 when the recession began.

Both counties registered a 9.7 percent unemployment rate, down from a revised 10.2 percent in August.

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Crothall Laundry celebrates Manteca Grand Opening

Crothall Laundry celebrates Manteca Grand Opening

State's first Leed-certified laundry service opens less than a year after groundbreaking "We put out linens second to none!" proclaimed Morris Lacey, Crothall Healthcare Manteca operations General Manager during Grand Opening ceremonies October 23rd. He is happy and proud of this facility, and his sentiments were echoed by Senior Vice President Mike Barner, who said there is nothing like it in the world and the laundry is "energized by a diverse workforce." Crothall is the first major project in Manteca's CenterPoint Intermodal Center. The 60,150 square foot facility is an industrial laundry that employs 115 people and provides centralized laundry services for area healthcare facilities. The company broke ground on November 14, 2013 and initiated operations this past June. They are now capable of processing 21 million pounds of laundry annually with the capacity for 55 million pounds. They currently service 22 hospital accounts.

Lodi Chamber unveils Economic Vision for 2020

Lodi Chamber unveils Economic Vision for 2020

What are the "must haves" for Lodi's future? How attractive is it today? and what needs to be done to attract future employers? Those are just a few of the challenges the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce tackled in its recently released report, Vision 2020, a combined volunteer vision of what they would like to see the City of Lodi "Be like, look like and work like" in the year 2020.

Chamber President & CEO Pat Patrick presented the report to the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting on October 23rd. Patrick said their research unveiled that economic development in neighboring cities such as Elk Grove, Tracy and Manteca was far ahead of Lodi's, which only has 12 vacant industrial parcels east of Highway 99. He said according to a recent HUD report Lodi is the slowest growing city in the Valley and that equals less tax dollars.

Landfill Gas to Energy! Republic Services uses methane to power 1600 homes

Landfill Gas to Energy!  Republic Services uses methane to power 1600 homes

Methane is a normal by-product of decomposition in landfills. At Republic Services' Forward landfill in Eastern San Joaquin County, they have harnessed the methane and converted it into power. Republic Services, in cooperation with Ameresco, the largest renewable energy firm in the country, have constructed a 4.3 megawatt twin-turbine power plant next to the Austin Road landfill that runs on the methane pulled out of the nearby landfill. The generated power is sent to the PG&E grid and then to Silicon Valley Power, where it is used to supply 1600 homes in Santa Clara.

I-5/French Camp Road Interchange open!

I-5/French Camp Road Interchange open!

The reconstruction of one of San Joaquin USA's major traffic impediments is over and was celebrated this afternoon as completion of a key component in improving the south Stockton circulation network. Groundwork for the I-5/French Camp interchange began in the early 1990's but after much habitat mitigation, the groundbreaking took place only two years ago. The project widened French Camp road to six lanes, and constructed new loop on-ramps and auxiliary lanes on I-5 between French Camp and Downing Avenue. It also included extending Sperry Road to Arch-Airport road and realigning Manthey Road. Today is the completion of the I-5/ State Route 99 connection. City of Stockton Public Works Director Gordon MacKay said this project is expected to reduce existing traffic congestion, improve traffic operations in South Stockton and facilitate the movement of goods and services.