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Oak Valley reports releases Q2 results, shows net income increase

Oak Valley Bancorp, the holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank, recently reported an increase in its net income for the second business quarter over the first business quarter of the year.

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Grape Harvest Safety Seminar to be held

The Lodi District Grape Growers Association and the Lodi Winegrape Commission will hold their annual Grape Harvest Safety Seminar on July 25.

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California leads the U.S. in CEO departures

Across the nation, 95 chief executive officers have resigned their positions in June, up 18.7 percent from May when 80 resigned their positions.

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Investment firm continues to see growth based on relationships


Larry Watts, CFP, CPM is the senior vice president and branch manager of Stifel’s Stockton office.

STOCKTON — Larry Watts has made a career based on relationships.

Business based on relationships is what drew Watts, a Branch Manager and Senior Vice President/Investments, to Stifel (pronounced stee-ful), a full-service wealth management and investment banking firm.

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Save Mart opens new store in Ceres

The Save Mart Companies opened a new 43,000-square-foot location in Ceres today. The store is the eighth location to feature the company’s updated branding.

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Shopping center secures $9.1 million refinancing

Vintner’s Square shopping center in Lodi has secured refinancing in the amount of $9.1 million through San Francisco-based New Realty Capital.

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Craft your keywords to yield better search results

Search engine optimization has undergone a great deal of change in recent years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that keywords are still a core element. Although keyword optimization is neither as important nor effective as it once was, keyword research remains essential for increasing your visibility in the search engines.

Although relevant, high-quality content will market itself to a degree, targeting the right keywords can help boost relevancy and reach out to the right people. In fact, keyword research is all about relevancy, and not at all about trying to hijack a term you think is popular just to drive any old traffic to your website... Read More