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Ports to host Delta College in exhibition game

Ports to host Delta College in exhibition game

The Stockton Ports will play an exhibition game against the Delta College Mustangs at 7 p.m., April 8 at Banner Island Ballpark.

Tickets for the game will be $6, but those with half or full season tickets can attend the game as part of their package. Season ticket holders can also buy additional tickets for a discounted price of $4. Tickets to the exhibition game will be available at www.stocktonports.com, over the phone at (209) 644-1900 and at the ticket office at Banner Island Ballpark starting in mid-March... Read More

Tracy warns community of IRS phone scam

Tracy warns community of IRS phone scam

Tax time means it’s time for citizens to be on the lookout for Internal Revenue Service phone scams. Several such incidents have popped up in the area, prompting the city of Tracy to warn citizens to be on the lookout.

The scams usually involve phony calls from people pretending to be from the IRS, claiming the people owe money and must pay immediately to avoid being arrested. Another variation is the fraudulent caller tells the citizen that they are due a refund in an attempt to trick them into providing personal information.

Some scammers have even left messages saying that it’s “urgent” that they call back... Read More

KeHE Distributors bringing 200 jobs to Stockton

KeHE Distributors bringing 200 jobs to Stockton

KeHE Distributors, LLC announced Friday that the company anticipates adding 200 jobs in Stockton this year. The company, which is the largest distributor of specialty food products and one of the largest distributors of natural food products in North America, plans to open its newest distribution center in the city.

The company will move into 450,000 square feet of the NorCal Logistics Center, near Arch Road and New Castle Road, east of highway 99. They will distribute frozen and fresh grocery products to customers throughout Northern California... Read More

Manteca makes HERO program available to residents

Manteca makes HERO program available to residents

The Manteca city council voted earlier this month to make the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program available to local residents.

Through the program, residents can make energy and water-saving improvements to their home and pay for them through their property taxes for up to 20 years with tax-deductible interest... Read More

Education office to hold recruitment fair

Education office to hold recruitment fair

The San Joaquin Office of Education will hold a recruiting fair from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday March 7 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education Wentworth Educational Center, 2707 Transworld Drive, in Stockton.

Local school districts are looking to fill teaching vacancies and fill other certified positions for the 2015/16 school year... Read More

Amazon opens its doors for an inside look

Amazon opens its doors for an inside look

TRACY — Area media and elected officials got a rare look inside Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Tracy and Patterson during their grand opening tours Tuesday. The Tracy facility, which has been in operation for nearly two years, has 1.2 million square feet of space and more than 1,500 full-time associates.

“If you lined up all of the infrastructure we have in this building, it would cover 59 football fields,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president for North American Operations. “There are a lot of things that you don’t necessarily see just by looking at the building.”

The Patterson facility is a similar size, but Amazon managers would only say there are “hundreds of associates.”... Read More

Youth Energy Summit Focuses on Agriculture, Food and Energy in Roseville

Youth Energy Summit Focuses on Agriculture, Food and Energy in Roseville

Roseville Electric, in partnership with SMUD, Lodi Electric and Turlock Irrigation District, will host the seventh annual Youth Energy Summit (YES) training and educational event on January 24 and 25, 2015. This two-day forum for local students from throughout the Central Valley will focus on food and agriculture. Students who will be attending submitted an application to attend the interactive training event which will allow them to focus on and learn more about developments in green energy, technology and sustainability.

The summit, taking place at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, teaches students through lecturers and interactive workshops given by a diverse group of talented professionals including the energy, agriculture, food transportation, grocery and food service sectors. Some of the topics that the experts and students will discuss are the future in agriculture technology, sustainability beyond the plate and understanding where your food comes from.