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Modesto and Manteca Kaiser locations receive accreditation for cancer care

Cancer survivor Esther Milsap of Oakdale visits with Oncologist Megumi Tomita, MD, at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center.

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Ducky Derby returning to benefit CAPC

The Ducky Derby is returning for the fifth year in a row.

For the fifth year in a row, the Ducky Derby will highlight Public Safety Day, creating a fun and entertaining event for the community on May 12.

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Weak handshake? Survey reveals tech interview ‘do nots’

Like to talk poorly about your previous or current employer? Slouch? Have trouble making eye contact or have a weak handshake?

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Central Valley attracts concentration of commerce in business parks

Business parks throughout the Central Valley are increasingly being sought after for a range of distribution solutions.

TRACY—The Central Valley has become a hotbed for commercial and industrial development. With the success of such companies as Amazon, many are looking eastward for opportunities.

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Carfax celebrates 20B database records

Carfax, a database that collects vehicle histories to help consumers avoid buying lemons, recently announced it had surpassed 20 billion records.

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Trezza reflects on 34 years as CEO of BAC, challenges in the industry

William “Bill” Trezza, CEO of BAC Community Bank, recently talked about his 34 years leading the business.

STOCKTON—William “Bill” Trezza, CEO of BAC Community Bank, knew how to fix the problems in the banking industry long before taking on his position.

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Hair apparent: Manteca woman takes shortcut to hair-care career goals

From left, Ashley Almeida, Amy Gann and Diane Trascapoulos are stylists at California Stylin’ in Manteca. Gann, 20, recently bought the business from the previous owner who retired after 32 years.

MANTECA—It has long been her goal to be the owner of a hair salon, but Amy Gann didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.

At 20 years old, Gann bought California Stylin’, a salon that has been around for 32 years … 12 years longer than she’s been alive.

Patti Flatter originally opened the business all those years ago, but retirement came calling and she put the salon on the market. Or, specifically, on Craigslist.

Gann has been cutting hair a little more than two years.

“I was looking online for a week straight, trying to find a good deal and a good little salon to take over, and this was on [Craigslist],” Gann said. “That’s how it came about.”

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May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day
Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say "May the 4th Be With You" out loud and you will hear the pun that so many Star Wars fans worldwide have used to proclaim their love of the saga.

Weibel Family Winery donates wine sale proceeds to vets

Weibel Family Winery donated proceeds from the sales of its 2013 Patriot wine to two veterans’ organizations.

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Modesto music in the plaza

Modesto music in the plaza

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza.