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Center for Business and Policy Research publishes NSJV Index

 

Jeffrey Michael, PhD, executive director for the Center of Business and Policy Research at UOP, reviewed the highlights of the 2017 North San Joaquin Valley Index.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

MODESTO—University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business Center for Business & Policy Research unveiled its data-packed North San Joaquin Valley Index on Nov. 16, highlighted a slow, sustained growth since the recent years of recession.

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Arraignment of former MMID exec postponed

STOCKTON —Many were hoping for some form of closure in the arraignment of the former executive director of the Miracle Mile Improvement District. Instead, it was delayed.

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Mortgage delinquency rates lowest in decade in Central Valley region

Mortgage delinquency rates are the lowest in more than 10 years across the nation and in the Central Valley, according to the Loan Performance Insights Report released by a real estate data firm.

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More companies turning to solar for sustainable, cost-saving practices

 

Peltier Winery, like others in the Central Valley, has installed solar arrays to offset the cost of energy usage. The new array sits in the background on the roof over the crushing area.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

ACAMPO — A fall breeze sweeps across thousands of acres of verdant, just-harvested vineyards; a sight familiar in these parts for over 100 years. Not so familiar are the solar arrays growing here and there amidst the vines.

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St. Joseph’s begins fundraising for cancer treatment equipment

 

Gauravjit Singh, MD, talks about the benefits of new linear accelerators that St. Joseph’s Medical Center is planning to purchase within the next two years.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON — More than five hundred cases of cancer are treated at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center each year, 95 percent of which receive radiation therapy. That number continues to grow.

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Growers concerned with funding in coming ag bill

By JENNIFER BONNETT
Business Journal Writer

Congress plans to write a new farm bill next year, authorizing programs on conservation, research, nutrition and other aspects of agricultural and food policy — and local growers want to make sure their funding needs are met.

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Public Health receives grant for child passenger safety

Public education regarding child passengers has received a boost from the state.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services was recently awarded a grant of $85,700 from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant will be used in a project that encourages parents and those caring for children to keep them in booster seats until the size and age required by law.

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Diverse career aids Lodi Wine director in charting goals

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

LODI — Spend just a short time with Wendy Brannen, executive director of the Lodi Wine Commission, and it’s evident she’s perfect for the job.

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San Joaquin County tax collector calls for property taxes

Property taxes are due in San Joaquin County, and the treasurer-tax collector, Shabbir A. Khan wants property owners to be aware of the deadline.

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Memorial Medical Center accredited by oncology radiation society

MODESTO — Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center has received a four-year accreditation for its oncology services.

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