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Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown warned stakeholders not to get giddy over increased revenues as he released his 2016-17 budget proposal, a plan that calls for shoring up California’s rainy day fund and increasing education spending... Read More

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Sheriff dog stabbed while catching violent Modesto suspect

A sheriff canine was injured Friday morning after being stabbed during a fight with a violent suspect. Just before 4 a.m., deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department were sent to the Quick Stop on Paradise Road in Modesto to look into a suspicious person near the store.

The store clerk said he thought a man loitering out front was going to rob the store. After deputies talked to the man, identified as Wesley Brackney, refused to comply with orders. A deputy decided to deploy his canine partner Rocky to arrest Brackney.

As Rocky moved in, Brackney pulled out a knife and started to stab the dog. Deputies were able to take the knife away from Brackney and arrest him.

Chili's Fundraiser for Joshua!



February is known as the month of love! Please show your loooooove for Joshua by participating in our first big fundraiser scheduled in February.

All you have to do is BE HUNGRY and GO OUT TO EAT at CHILIS's restaurant on Pacific Avenue. It's THAT EASY! Well, kinda! I will be posting a flyer that you will need to print and take with you. When you get to Chili's hand the flyer to the server and they will be sure that your tab counts as part of the fundraiser. 10% of the money made by all the people that bring in the flyer will be donated in Joshua's name via the fundraising organizazaion COTA. 100% of the money raised goes directly to Joshua and Breanna.

Details: Chilis's Restaurant 5756 Pacific Avenue Monday, February 1, 2010 ALL DAY LONG!

Modesto police officer assists in baby's delivery

A new mother and father are recovering in a Modesto hospital after receiving some special assistance from a Modesto Police Department officer.

Officer Brian Ferguson was on motorcycle patrol when he came across a car parked on East Morris Avenue. Sitting in the front seat was Gladis Gonzalez, next to her was Alfred Gonzalez.

Ferguson soon discovered Gladis was in labor.

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Three steps to build a strong family business

Over the next several months I plan to focus my column solely on family businesses.

Family-owned or controlled businesses account for more than 80 percent of all U.S. businesses. The net of all jobs created in the United States come from family firms. Yet, roughly 70 percent won’t make it to the next generation.

The biggest challenges that these businesses face are rarely addressed.  Even many of the top business schools fail to cover these topics when educating their students.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many family businesses over the years. Watching siblings working together, teaching each other, building on a legacy that their parents or grandparents started is a wonderful thing... Read More

Milk processor cuts waste by 98 percent

Organic Solutions Management technical director John Brenan,Chief engineer Matt Titus and sustainability and environmental program manager Tiffany Hooser worked to create Crystal Creamery’s award-winning sustainability program.

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MODESTO — Crystal Creamery’s path to sustainable practices started in 2014 during a brainstorming session among its employees. The goal was to create a sustainable program to reduce food waste, promote socially responsibility, made sense economically and helped the company be a good neighbor to the environment.


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Fewer households struggling with foreclosure, delinquency

Fewer households struggling with foreclosure, delinquency

MODESTO — New foreclosure rate data indicates that foreclosures and delinquencies in the Stockton/Lodi and Modesto areas continue to dip on a year-over-year basis... Read More