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Immigration law compliance: The basics of I-9 verification

Employers in the Central Valley have long understood the importance of compliance with immigration law to maintain a viable workforce.
With the election of Donald Trump, national attention has been sharply focused on numerous immigration-related issues. Employers are well-advised to take this opportunity to audit their compliance with the most basic of their obligations under federal law: I-9 compliance.

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Powers promoted Adult Parole Operations Director

Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.

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Denham to host town hall

 

Rep. Jeff Denham

DENAIR — Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, will host a town hall meeting with Stanislaus County Board Supervisor Vito Chiesa, Assemblyman Heath Flora and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth on Monday, April 17.

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CEO spotlight: past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber

 

PHOTO COURTESY SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

STOCKTON — Carlos Villapudua plans to blend his experience in politics, business and social work into his new role as the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s CEO.

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California GOP delegation urges Chao to block rail funding

 

CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY

California’s GOP congressional delegation has sent the Trump administration a letter asking it to block a federal grant that would ultimately support the state’s high speed rail project, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

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Manteca’s watchword: potential, mayor says

STOCKTON — As the city of Manteca enters its 99th year, Mayor Steve DeBrum says the word that best describes it is “potential.”

That was the message DeBrum shared with business leaders at Manteca’s first ever State of the City address Wednesday morning, co-sponsored by the city of Manteca and Manteca Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Text of Gov. Brown’s 2017 State of the State address

Thank you. Thank you for all that energy and enthusiasm. It is just what we need for the battle ahead. So keep it up and don’t ever falter.

This is California, the sixth most powerful economy in the world. One out of every eight Americans lives right here and 27 percent – almost eleven million – were born in a foreign land.

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