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Local family makes lead gift for Heart and Vascular Institute at Memorial

Modesto, CA – Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the receipt of a generous $100,000 donation from the Bruno family — long-time residents of Modesto — to help kick off a public campaign to raise funds for a Heart and Vascular Institute in the Central Valley.

The Heart and Vascular Institute will be located at Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals. The Foundation hopes to raise one million dollars from the community to contribute toward the projected three million dollar cost of the project.

Smart & Final opening relocated store in Modesto

MODESTO — The grocery store that dubs itself the “neighborhood warehouse grocery store” is opening a location in Stanislaus County.

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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum... Read More

Custom cabinetry company creates craftwork to last


Mark Weber has been creating custom work for 45 years. Together with his daughter, April Morse, the two run Weber Cabinet Company.

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Startup incubator to nurture businesses with promise

An entrepreneurial incubator of sorts is launching in Stockton.

On August 14, Huddle Cowork and the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold the Entrepreneur Lab program in Downtown Stockton.

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Business owners vote in favor of PBID recertification

The Downtown Stockton Based Business Improvement District, known as a PBID, was recertified on July 25.

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Garko named as Tigers head coach

Former big league baseball player Ryan Garko has been named head coach for University of the Pacific’s Tigers baseball team.

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Area dairies faced with sales decline, rising costs

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Cows eat their morning meal at Kaehler Dairy in San Joaquin County on a recent Friday.

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — Milk sales and prices are down, and that could spell trouble for Central Valley dairy farms.


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Stockton Taco Bell location sells for $1.45M


Taco Bell on Wilson Way in Stockton was recently sold for $1.45 million.

The long-standing Taco Bell in Stockton at Wilson Way, between Oak and Park streets, was recently sold to Sacramento-based M&M Trust.

Santa Monica-based TB Stockton, LLC, sold the fast-food restaurant for $1.45 million ($882 per square foot). The 1,644-square-foot Taco Bell has stood at that location for 48 years, with the most recent remodel being completed in 1992.

Hanley Investment Group represented the seller, and Veritas Investment Realty Investors of Rocklin represented the buyer.

“Many investors were attracted to the strong lease guarantee provided by the tenant, a seasoned operator with 33 existing franchise locations,” said Corey Olson, Senior Associate with Hanley Investment Group and one of the seller representatives. Olson noted that the location benefits from 280,000 residents within a five-mile radius... Read More

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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