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Dickey’s Barbecue integrates Alexa technology into restaurant operations


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit incorporates iOLAP’s Enterprise Voice Platform to quickly find business metrics. (Courtesy photo PRNewsfoto/Dickey’s Barbecue)

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Cardiologist Hundal joins Adventist Health Lodi Memorial

Rajan Hundal, MD, has joined Adventist Health Lodi Memorial as a cardiologist.


Rajan Hundal, MD

Hundal is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine, and he will practice at the organization’s Fairmont Specialty Care location at 845 S. Fairmont, Ste. 8, in Lodi.

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Central Valley Hispanic Chamber selected ‘Chamber of the Year’

The Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was selected by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) as its “Chamber of the Year.”

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Microfinance company Kiva partners with Huddle Cowork

STOCKTON — Mayor Michael Tubbs and Kiva, a microfinance non-profit organization, partnered with Huddle Cowork to launch workshops for local business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Pet insurance can help owners save thousands on veterinarian costs


Pet insurance is helping owners to offset the costs of veterinary procedures that can sometimes reach into the thousands of dollars.

By Patricia Reynolds
Business Journal Writer

As the heated political debate over healthcare continues to rage, a small but growing segment of Americans are obtaining health insurance for the non-human members of their families.

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Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Modesto, CA — Four hospital campuses within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network, including Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Sutter Health hospital campuses ranked among the top 50 in the state include:

Micke Grove Zoo celebrates 60 years, continues updates to infrastructure


Kevin Hertell cuts a ribbon to officially introduce a new playground that is part of updates and improvements being performed at Micke Grove Zoo, which celebrates its 60-year anniversary this weekend.

By Marc Lutz
Business Journal Editor

LODI — It was 60 years ago today that Micke Grove Zoo opened its doors to the community. This Saturday, August 12, the zoo will hold an anniversary celebration to highlight all the changes that have occurred in recent years.

The five-acre zoo is nestled inside Micke Grove Park, which opened in 1938, a gift from William and Julia Harrison Micke, local philanthropists for whom the park is named.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the zoo will host educational booths, food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, games, zoo tours, live-animal presentations and giveaways... Read More

Local family makes lead gift for Heart and Vascular Institute at Memorial

Modesto, CA – Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the receipt of a generous $100,000 donation from the Bruno family — long-time residents of Modesto — to help kick off a public campaign to raise funds for a Heart and Vascular Institute in the Central Valley.

The Heart and Vascular Institute will be located at Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals. The Foundation hopes to raise one million dollars from the community to contribute toward the projected three million dollar cost of the project.

Smart & Final opening relocated store in Modesto

MODESTO — The grocery store that dubs itself the “neighborhood warehouse grocery store” is opening a location in Stanislaus County.

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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum... Read More