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Pacific Coast Producers acquires fruit processing facility

Pacific Coast Producers acquires fruit processing facility

MODESTO – Pacific Coast Producers will acquire Seneca Foods Corporation’s Modesto fruit processing facility, and its related business. The transaction is expected to close in the next 60-75 days after meeting customary closing conditions and does not involve any other fruit processing facilities owned by Seneca Foods.

Pacific Coast Producers is a grower owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Lodi that processes and packages fruits and tomatoes for retail, foodservice and industrial markets under private label brands. 

The cooperative owns plants in Woodland, Lodi and Oroville for distribution to all of the major retail grocery stores and foodservice markets in the U.S... Read More

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Stockton and San Joaquin county gets new librarian

Stockton and San Joaquin county gets new librarian

STOCKTON – Suzy Daveluy will be Stockton’s new Deputy Director of Community Services and City Librarian, according to Stockton Community Services Director John Alita.

Daveluy’s biggest duty in her new position will be to oversee the city of Stockton and San Joaquin Public Library system.

Daveluy has been with the library system for 25 years, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Criminal Justice from CSU Sacramento, a Masters in Library and information Science from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento... Read More

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

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

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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.

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