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2018 tax reform laws have arrived; here’s what to expect

by Jason Harrel and Darren J. Pluth
Calone and Harrel Law Group, LLP

The Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), and it was signed into law by President Trump.

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Buying more affordable than renting in most of nation … barely

A recent report shows that buying may be cheaper than renting in many counties across the U.S. Locally, renting is still more affordable than buying.

ATTOM Data Solutions, a national property database curator, recently released a report detailing housing affordability in 447 counties across the country. It is more affordable to buy a home in fifty-four percent of those counties than to rent.

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Lodi hospital awarded stroke certification

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has joined the ranks of care organizations that provide the best in stroke care.

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Lathrop woman enters plea on Brown Sand embezzlement

Jana Marie Bolter, of Lathrop, pleaded guilty to felony charges of grand theft on Jan. 9 in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

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Nguyen enters guilty plea to embezzlement charges

After a postponement pending discovery in November, Mimi Nguyen, former executive director for the Miracle Mile Improvement District in Stockton, entered a plea of guilty to felony grand theft embezzlement.

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Stockton kicks off Restaurant Week

Stockton Restaurant Week kicks off Jan. 19 with 30 different restaurants participating in the event.


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Opportunity Stanislaus and Prime Shine launch Best Places to Work

Looking for a new job? You’d probably like to work for a good company.

Opportunity Stanislaus has partnered with Prime Shine to help answer the question, “what companies in the Central Valley are best to work for?”

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Carnegie Arts Center to exhibit 80 pieces through March

What better way to celebrate the Central Valley than to exhibit photos that highlight life in this area?

The Carnegie Arts Center will be doing just that with an upcoming exhibit entitled Valley Focus. Eighty photo pieces by 50 photographers will be on display from Jan. 17 to Mar. 18.

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What’s closing in the Central Valley? Chapter 11 bankruptcies close major retailers

Macy’s Department Store in West Valley Mall

The year 2017 saw 11 major retailers go belly up. In most cases the giants cut costs by closing stores. So what retailers filed bankruptcy in 2017, and how did it affect shopping in the Central Valley?


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Personal income seeing growth throughout Central Valley

Business Journal Writer

Are Central Valley households earning more?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal income experienced growth in 2016 in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties.

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