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Celtic and Renaissance Festival

Celtic and Renaissance Festival

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to.

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce swears in officers and board members

Diane Vigil of the Dameron Hospital Foundation was sworn in as the new president of Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce on June 22 at its annual dinner meeting held at Brookside Country Club.

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Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from July 7th through September 22nd! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th Street Plaza. Enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat on the patio at Ralston's Goat or Fuzio Universal Bistro! 

Joining in on July 7th, August 8th and September 1st is the 1st Friday Street Faire 5-9pm in conjunction with the Modesto Downtown Partnership. Artists, crafters, vendors of all sorts will line the street. 

Central Valley cities continue to see increase in tourism

By Patricia Reynolds
Business Journal Writer

STOCKTON — California’s travel and tourism industry enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of growth in 2016, according to the annual economic impact report released by Visit California and Dean Runyan Associates.

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Farmers markets canceled as heatwave spikes

Farmers markets across the Central Valley have been canceled tonight as temperatures spike to 110 degrees in many places.

In Stanislaus County, the popular outdoor markets in Gustine, Hughson and Turlock have been canceled. In San Joaquin County, the markets in Lodi and Manteca are canceled as well.

Several cities provide cooling stations for those who might not have access to air conditioning. The City of Stockton encourages its citizenry to make their way to community centers, libraries, pools and other places with “cooling zones” to get relief from the heat.

Temperatures are forecasted to drop to the century mark by tomorrow and into the mid-90-degree range by the end of the weekend.

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Unemployment rate drops in San Joaquin County

The latest data for job statistics was released by the Employment Development Department today showing a decrease in unemployment numbers in San Joaquin County.

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University of the Pacific receives $1.3 million Upward Bound grant for Edison High School

Project to help south Stockton students with applying for college, financial aid, other services

University of the Pacific has been awarded a $1.3 million five-year federal grant for an Upward Bound project that will put eligible Edison High School students on a college-bound trajectory. The project will provide needed instruction, tutoring, advising, and assistance with applying for financial aid and college to help students graduate high school, enroll in college and earn a degree.

“It’s very exciting for all of us to be partnering with the Stockton Unified School District on what should be a very powerful, transformative opportunity to help Edison students make it through high school and onto college,” said Patrick Day, Pacific’s vice president for Student Life. “Upward Bound is a strong, proven program and will give students a great chance to succeed and someday give back to their communities.”