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Stockton Chamber of Commerce to have 49th Annual Industrial & Technology Barbecue

Business and civic leaders will honor three companies for bringing new jobs and investment to San Joaquin County, five companies for expanding their local operations, and Calamco will receive the PG&E Green Award on Sept. 11 in Stockton.

The annual Industrial and Technology Barbecue, in its 49th year, is presented by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce along with co-sponsors the San Joaquin Partnership, PG&E and the San Joaquin County Economic Development Association.

The new companies are 1st Light Energy, a solar installation company in Manteca; Ecologic Brands Inc., a green packaging company also in Manteca; and Michael & Co., a metal fabrication company that has opened a new facility in Lockeford.

Lodi, CA adds 13th downtown tasting room

Wine tasting in downtown Lodi will soon have a little bit more sparkle to it.

Sparkling-wine maker Weibel Family Vineyards received approval from the Lodi Planning Commission to open a tasting room at 13 N. School St., adding to the list of wineries that have established a presence downtown.

Owner Fred Weibel said his family's winery has been operating in Lodi since 1996 but has never had a tasting room.

With the success of other wineries downtown since the city urged a trio of vintners to open the Cellar Door, Weibel said he feels it's time for his winery to establish a greater presence in Lodi.

"We're looking to be on the heart of School Street," Weibel said. "It's a great area with a lot of energy from the (weekly) farmers market."

Weibel said his winery sells a variety of sparkling wines, including flavored Champagnes such as almond and raspberry.

Long Drive Champion Practices in Stockton

Where does the country's long drive champion play to prepare for the PGA tour? Turns out at Stockton's Brookside Country Club!

San Joaquin USA agriculture has a bountiful 2012!

San Joaquin USA agriculture has a bountiful 2012!

San Joaquin County's agricultural bounty overflowed last year, nearing $2.9 billion in value, a stunning leap from more than $2.2 billion in 2011, farm officials reported Tuesday.

   That 28 percent increase was powered by surging values for leading fruit and nut crops, including:

  • Winegrapes, which soared $262 million, up 92 percent
  • Walnuts gained $178 million, up 64 percent
  • Cherries, coming off a disastrous 2011, rose $136 million, or 153 percent
  • Almonds added $113 million, up 60 percent

   "It was a very, very good year last year," said Scott Hudson, San Joaquin County's agricultural commissioner. "We had good yields and prices in most of our crops."

Acacia Community Charter School Location/Up Coming Events

Acacia Community Charter School Location/Up Coming Events

We are pleased to announce the temporary location of your new school in Stockton while the permanent location gets beautified… 703 E. Swain Rd . Our first day at the site will be August 1st.

If you haven't enroll your child yet, you can call, 209-462-2707, to check if there's still room in specific grades. While some grades have a waiting list, others have limited space. If you have already summited the registration packet but you have not received an acceptance letter, please call the school.

On August 1st at 6 p.m., we will have our town hall meeting at the new location 703 E. Swain Rd. It's very important that you attend this meeting, so you can voice your opinion about uniforms. Based on the outcome of this meeting, we will make the decision regarding the uniforms. 

Other important dates: 

Family BBQ Day August 10th 

Open House August 14th 

School Starts August 19th 



West Nile Virus detected in San Joaquin Count man

West Nile Virus detected in San Joaquin Count man

Health Officials Urge Everyone to Take Precautions to Reduce the Risk of Illness

San Joaquin County Health Officer, Dr. Karen Furst, confirmed that a 65 year old male living in Stockton is the first human with West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in San Joaquin County this year. The man has been reported as an asymptomatic blood donor. Although for reporting purposes this does not meet the case definition for the California Department of Public Health to count as a case, it does indicate that there is currently active transmission of WNV to people in San Joaquin County.

Last year, San Joaquin County’s first detection of WNV infection in a human was also diagnosed about the same time in July.