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Oak Valley Community Bank to relocate branch

A Sonora location of Oakdale-based Oak Valley Community Bank will be relocated and opened on March 26.

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County fair seeking from community input

The San Joaquin County Fair needs help from the community. The fair’s Board of Directors is hosting a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the challenges facing the annual event.

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Public invited for SJCOG draft plan review

The San Joaquin Council of Governments is holding a meeting to update the public on its 2018 Draft Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.

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Growers studying soil to create new growing techniques

Louie Tallerico, a local almond grower, is focusing on the health of the soil for his orchards.

Business Journal Writer

It’s no surprise that San Joaquin Valley growers are digging in the dirt this time of year.
While winter is not really known as a growing or harvest season, valley farmers are planning as it is key to next year’s yield.

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IRS outsourcing tax collection to private collection agencies

In December 2015, Congress enacted the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Contained within the FAST Act was the requirement that the Internal Revenue Service enter into qualified tax collection contracts with private collection agencies (PCAs) for the collection of outstanding inactive tax receivables.

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CSUS teams up with JC Penney to help students achieve success

Confidence has a tendency to breed success, and few things can bolster confidence like a sharp suit or fashionable blouse and skirt.

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It’s not easy being green, but it’s necessary!

As we continue into the new year, I’m saddened by the loss of one of our members of the Stockton community, Mike Donaghy.

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Be informed about the impacts federal tax reform has on business

Late last year, Congress adopted, and President Trump signed into law sweeping changes to our federal income tax laws. Several changes in the Internal Revenue Code have particular impact for those in the human resources and employment law fields. Those changes are summarized below; however, as always, this column does not substitute for the advice of legal counsel.

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Alternatives to the standard workers’ comp marketplace

The workers’ compensation machine in California is an impressive beast. The standard workers’ comp market is the exclusive remedy for all workplace injuries and indemnity claims (lost wages) for over 500,000 employers. The system responded to nearly 800,000 injured workers in 2015.

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Modesto teens develop award-winning app to help homeless population

Divya Katyal and Haiying Zeng created an award-winning smartphone app that helps to serve the homeless population.

MODESTO — Most teenagers are concerned with fitting in or hanging out with friends. For two local teens, they’re concerned with increasing the functionality of their smartphone app to help serve the homeless population.

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