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CSU Stanislaus president calls for business support

CSU Stanislaus president calls for business support

STOCKTON — President Joseph Sheley of CSU Stanislaus visited the university’s Stockton campus Feb. 23 and brought a message for the business community. He says California needs more people to graduate from college, and it will take teamwork to make it happen.

“I’m pretty passionate right now especially about raising the college-going numbers for the Central Valley,” Sheley said. “Never mind each of our little pieces. The whole darn Central Valley. And we need not to be pitting everybody against each other.”... Read More

How high-speed rail could affect housing in the Central Valley

How high-speed rail could affect housing in the Central Valley

CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY

With the Jan. 6 groundbreaking  in Fresno for California’s high-speed rail project and the success of the Altamont Corridor Express, it seems rail systems are taking center stage in the Central Valley, albeit with cheers and jeers from both sides.

The debate rages around concerns over noise as well as business and traffic disruption from construction. Proponents point to positive environmental impact and economic growth through job opportunities and increased visitors in cities with rail stations.

What all can agree on is that the $68 billion high-speed rail project will impact numerous areas, including a direct – as well as a peripheral – effect on the real estate market... Read More

Local politicians named Tech Champions

Local  politicians named Tech Champions

STOCKTON — State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were among five state legislators designated Tech Champions by TechAmerica for their consistent leadership and support of the technology industry in the state legislature... Read More

KeHE Distributors bringing 200 jobs to Stockton

KeHE Distributors bringing 200 jobs to Stockton

KeHE Distributors, LLC announced Friday that the company anticipates adding 200 jobs in Stockton this year. The company, which is the largest distributor of specialty food products and one of the largest distributors of natural food products in North America, plans to open its newest distribution center in the city.

The company will move into 450,000 square feet of the NorCal Logistics Center, near Arch Road and New Castle Road, east of highway 99. They will distribute frozen and fresh grocery products to customers throughout Northern California... Read More

PG&E buys Stockton building

PG&E buys Stockton building

STOCKTON — PG&E has bought a 138,000 square-foot office building at 3136 Boeing Way in Stockton in hopes of housing a new energy training center and local business operations. The training facility will schedule trainings on the latest energy efficiency products and technologies and weatherization techniques.

PG&E plans extensive renovations to building to improve the work environment and bring it up to energy-efficiency standards that meet LEED certification goals... Read More

Stockton bankruptcy saga drawing to an end

Stockton bankruptcy saga drawing to an end

The Stockton bankruptcy case appears to be near its end. Chief Judge Christopher M. Klein of the Unites States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California denied a stay in Stockton’s long-running saga, Tuesday. The decision clears the way for the city to exit the bankruptcy process that it began two years ago.

Franklin High Yield Tax-Free Income Fund was the lone holdout creditor fighting the city’s reorganization plan. The company appealed the judge’s decision to approve the city’s plan in November and sought a stay as the appeal winds its way through the courts.

Once the judge signs the order, an automatic stay will be in place for 14 days, after which the city’s plan can go into effect... Read More

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber & University of the Pacific sponsor student financial aid workshop

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber & University of the Pacific sponsor student financial aid workshop

The San Joaquin Chamber of Commerce, University of the Pacific and several other agencies are sponsoring the 12th annual San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop.

The free event will be at Alex G. Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. The workshops are focused on sixth- to 12th-graders and their parents. All 12th-graders will work on the free application for federal student aid with college financial aid counselors.

For more information, call Pacific’s Latino/a Community Outreach Office at 209-946-7705. Register at www.icangotocollege.org.