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Metropolitan Water District reverses course on Delta Tunnels again

By Dan Bacher | April 7, 2018 | 
The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, one of the key backers of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, on Friday, April 6, changed its position again on whether to finance a two tunnels project or a staged project, with one tunnel to be built first and a second tunnel to be constructed later.

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Area students to learn about logistics throughout Valley

Thanks to a $50,000 award, area high schoolers from the Ceres, Modesto and Turlock school districts will be able to participate in the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Program.

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‘Chill Out’ day to provide relief on tax deadline day

 

Kona Ice, a mobile shaved-ice business, will be helping taxpayers keep their cool on April 17 by giving out free cups of shaved ice to anyone who comes by their trucks.

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REXPO highlights need for reducing carbon emissions

Samir Sheikh, executive director of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, gives the keynote speech at REXPO in March.

STOCKTON–One of the first things attendees of the Revolution Against Air Pollution Exposition (or REXPO) is that there are not programs handed out. That’s because event coordinators at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce are being as eco-friendly with their planning as possible.

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Ex-Fed Ex building sold for $10.45M in Stockton

The property at 4730 FIte Court in Stockton, a one-time Fed Ex ground facility, has sold for $10.45 million to Dermody Properties.

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California Chamber of Commerce highlights ‘job killers’

On April 4, the California Chamber of Commerce released the list of so-called “job killer” bills that could negatively impact the job market in the state. It’s the goal of the organization to keep the bills from becoming laws.

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City of Tracy offering free rides

Those looking to get around the City of Tracy via public transit can do so for free during the month of April.

Via its TRACER Public Transit System’s fixed route bus service, riders can get to major points throughout the city such as the West Valley Mall and Walmart.

TRACER buses are all ADA accessible and have bike racks. Those wishing to ride for free during this time can learn more by visiting www.ridetracer.com or by calling (209) 831-4BUS (4287).

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‘Preview Day’ to present career opportunities for future teachers

The Teachers College of San Joaquin (TCSJ) will be teaching students to become educators, thereby passing on the gift of knowledge to others.

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F&M to acquire Bank of Rio Vista

Farmers & Merchant Bancorp, the parent company of locally-owned F&M Bank, has reached a signed agreement to acquire the Bank of Rio Vista.

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Social gathering to focus on ‘Femmetrepreneurs’

An event with a focus on women in business will be held Thursday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m.

Boss Babes: A Night for Femmetrepreneurs, is being billed as “a women’s empowerment social.” Event organizers stated that the event “brings like-minded individuals together to foster connection, inspiration and empowerment.”

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