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Fitch Ratings downgrades Modesto general fund lease revenue bond rating

Fitch Ratings downgrades Modesto general fund lease revenue bond rating

MODESTO - Fitch Ratings has lowered its rating on Modesto’s 2008 General Fund Lease Revenue Bonds by one notch from "AA-" to "A+" and assigned the rating outlook as stable.

The rating downgrade reflects Fitch’s view of a substantially weakened local economy caused by a three-year contraction of the city’s tax base, high local unemployment and a distressed housing market.

Winery throws down grape gauntlet

Winery throws down grape gauntlet

Gilroy Dispatch
Winery throws down grape gauntlet
Gilroy Dispatch
"They're not uncommon," said Paul Reidl, an attorney in Modesto who has represented a number of winemaker clients. "This happens regularly. I've handled many trademark infringement cases for both defendants and plaintiffs in these types of cases. ...

Wet spring further tightens alfalfa supplies

Wet spring further tightens alfalfa supplies
California Farm Bureau
Mich Etchebarne, an animal nutritionist in Modesto, said switching from one roughage source to another is more complex than one might think. "Sourcing various forages in production dairy cows appears simple, when in fact it is probably one of the most ...

San Joaquin almond crop looks good

San Joaquin almond crop looks good

San Joaquin almond crop looks good
Western Farm Press
A PCA with Wilbur-Ellis at Hughson, Calif., Wagner works with almond growers in Stanislaus and Merced counties east of Highway 99, from Modesto to Merced. He also farms 5000 acres of almonds in this same area in partnership with two producers. ...

New farm water rules means more work

New farm water rules means more work

New farm water rules means more work
Enterprise-Record
MODESTO — A new era of regulations for farmers is about to begin, which means groundwater regulation, continued surface water rules and more paperwork. Growers in the Sacramento Valley will have new rules, ...

CarMax hiring positions in Modesto

CarMax hiring positions in Modesto

MODESTO - CarMax, Inc., the nation's largest retailer of used cars, is currently recruiting for more than 75 store positions for their Modesto and Fresno locations. The positions are in service operations, which include reconditioning associates and experienced technicians. Full and part-time permanent positions are available, as well as evening shifts.

“As we prepare for the busy spring and summer car buying season, we have an opportunity for increased staffing,” said Tom Folliard, president and CEO of CarMax. “Our excellent career opportunities combined with training, development and a unique company culture is what makes CarMax a great place to work year after year.”

CarMax is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the seventh consecutive year.

Job seekers attend Modesto HIREvent

Job seekers attend Modesto HIREvent

MODESTO - Job seekers gathered at the Modesto Centre Plaza Tuesday, to apply for over 400 jobs available at Modesto's HIREvent job fair from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Companies looking to hire employees included E&J Gallo Winery, CarMax, Big 5 Sporting Goods, AFLAC, Bronco Wine Company, San Joaquin Valley College, Modesto Technical College, Prime Shine Express, Valley Yellow Pages, University of Phoenix and U.S. Army.