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The Mokelumne River Viticultural Area (part 1)

The Mokelumne River Viticultural Area (part 1)

Boundaries, heart and soul

The Mokelumne River AVA (American Viticultural Area) is one of the seven sub-appellations located within the larger Lodi AVA established in August 2006 by the TTB (the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Tax and Trade Bureau)... Read More

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Foreclosure rates dropping in the Central Valley

Foreclosure rates dropping in the Central Valley

STOCKTON – Foreclosure rates throughout the Central Valley fell in January as compared to the same period in 2014 according to CoreLogic, a company that tracks nationwide foreclosure rates. In the Stockton-Lodi region, rates shrank by 0.29 percent over the same time period last year, according to the company. In January, 2015, 0.68 percent of outstanding mortgages were in foreclosure as compare to 0.97 percent for January 2014.

In January, CoreLogic’s data showed that foreclosures in Modesto accounted for 0.65 percent of outstanding mortgages. That was a decrease of 0.25 percent from the same time in 2014.

CoreLogic said that 2.50 percent of mortgages in Stockton and Lodi were delinquent by 90 days or more in January. That was down from 3.63 percent for the same period last year. Modesto had a slightly higher delinquency rate at 2.52 percent, a drop of 0.86 percent for the same period in 2014... Read More

Elizabeth Donnelly joins F&M Bank as VP

Elizabeth Donnelly joins F&M Bank as VP

LODI – Elizabeth Donnelly has been appointed Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Sales of Farmers & Merchants (F&M) Bank of Central California. Kent A. Steinwert, President and Chief Executive Officer of F&M Bank of Central California, announced the appointment Wednesday... Read More

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

As a mom of two boys, Tamra Rickman felt she needed to do more than just remind her sons to do their chores and finish their homework. She wanted something for them to do as family. She encouraged her sons to take up sports and thought there would be plenty of benefits to them being on a team.

“It gave them a sense of responsibility. It gave us something to talk about. Sports also teach time management, teamwork and being prepared,” said Rickman, whose sons have played soccer and baseball.

The challenge was figuring out how to pay for all the expenses associated with playing a team sport. From the registration fees, to the uniforms and gear, and in some cases, the cost of travelling to games and events, the price to play can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.

But that’s where the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation(EGYSF) comes in.

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More funding ahead for Delta’s hyacinth problem

More funding ahead for Delta’s hyacinth problem

The state of California is joining the war against the water hyacinth that has infested the Delta the last two summers. Democratic State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, of Stockton, announced Thursday that an additional $4 million will come from the state to fight the bothersome weed for the 2015 season... Read More

Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta's Fashion & Interior Design Program invites you to Design on Display, Wed. March 25, 10am - 6pm @ Danner Hall, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton 95207. Be inspired and amazed!

Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

STOCKTON — The Bank of Stockton announced Friday that it will acquire two First Bank branches located in Brentwood and Napa. The terms of sale were not disclosed and the agreement is subject to regulatory approval and other conditions. The two banks expect the sale to close the third quarter of 2015.

“It gives us entrance into several new markets we currently aren’t in,” said Douglass M. Eberhardt, president and CEO of Bank of Stockton. “It is geographically next to our markets and allows us to expand. Although the name of the branches will change to Bank of Stockton, it is our intention to keep the staff that the communities know.”... Read More