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Report: California wage increase could lead to 400,000 jobs lost

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

On Jan. 1, minimum wage in California will rise to $11 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 per hour for businesses with 25 employees or less. It’s a 50-cent raise over 2017’s numbers.

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California minimum wage increase affects local business

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer

Jan. 1 marks the next mandatory wage increase in California, with a rise to $10.50 for businesses with 25 or less employees and $11 for companies with 26 employees or more.

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Turlock singing group wins Foster Farms contest

 

Members of Pitman High School’s Madrigals singing group were selected winners of the Foster Farms Bowl “Oh Say, Can You Sing” contest.

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UC to offer Green Gardener course at Stockton extension

By NORA HESTON TARTE

With young professionals buying up properties in San Joaquin County, the role of landscape professionals is changing. More than simple edging and mowing, homebuyers hiring gardeners are placing an emphasis on green practices.

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JC Penney partners with YMCA to provide children school-year necessities

Stockton students in need were the recipients of a donated socks and underwear thanks to a donation project between the YMCA of San Joaquin County and JC Penney.

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Stockton Unified students benefit from Amazon donations

 

Amazon associates unload boxes with $15,000 worth of clothing, living essentials and holiday toys for children and families in Stockton.

STOCKTON — Online retail giant Amazon brought much needed relief to families in transition during the holidays.

On Dec. 5, employees of Amazon’s Tracy fulfillment center helped make the season a little more joyous for students of Stockton Unified School District whose families are going through rough times by delivering some relief.

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RTD launches Talk To Me Maps technology for visually impaired community

By NORA HESTON TARTE

For those who are blind or visually impaired, public transit is often necessary. However, navigating the bus schedules and reading maps offers a different complication.

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Gallo in top 100 of ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2018

E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto was chosen as one of the best places to work in a recent survey.

The winery, founded in 1933, was ranked 14 out of 100 of the “Best Places to Work in 2018” by Glassdoor, a job recruitment company. In 2016, Gallo was ranked 47 out of 50.

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Stockton Wing Zone raises funds for paralyzed football player

 

Kristie Ehlers, co-owner of Wing-Zone in Stockton, is supporting efforts to help another franchise owner’s son.

By NORA HESTON TARTE

Want free wings?

On Dec. 6, Stockton’s Wing Zone will hand out baskets of five boneless wings for free — no strings attached. And for every guest who picks up a free order, $1 will be donated to the Ben Abercrombie Fund.

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Modesto’s AgSafe awarded $192K contract

MODESTO — A contract worth $192,000 has been awarded to a nonprofit which provides training, education and outreach in the farming industry.

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