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HealthSouth breaks ground on new rehab hospital in Modesto

HealthSouth breaks ground on new rehab hospital in Modesto

MODESTO — HealthSouth has begun construction on a rehabilitation hospital in Modesto that is expected to provide 120 new jobs when it opens in summer 2016.

The hospital, under construction at Mable Avenue and Coffee Road, will be 53,600 square feet and have 50 all-private patient rooms. The facility will provide rehabilitation services for patients who have suffered stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, as well as other major illnesses or injuries... Read More

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Blue Diamond breaks ground on Salida plant expansion

Blue Diamond breaks ground on Salida plant expansion

SALIDA — Blue Diamond Growers broke ground Friday on a new almond receiving warehouse at its facility in Salida, which will expand its receiving capability by one third, the cooperative announced.

“This warehouse will be state of the art in design, providing gentle handling, food safety and added flexibility in order to meet the needs of our grower-owners as well as customers,” said Salida plant manager Darrell Nelson.

The expansion was prompted by Blue Diamond’s expectation that business will grow 20 percent... Read More

CSU Stanislaus Nursing Program ranks high

CSU Stanislaus Nursing Program ranks high

TURLOCK — CSU Stanislaus’ School of Nursing is one of the top nursing programs in the western region according to a list published by NurseJournal.org. The school was ranked 26th out of 442 nursing schools in the region... Read More

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

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Yummy Avocados!

Yummy Avocados!

Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.  Here are some wonderful recipes from March's issue of Cooking Light Magazine.

Promising Young Scientists to Compete at 18th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad

Promising Young Scientists to Compete at 18th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad

Approximately 450 elementary school children from throughout the region are gearing up for the 18th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad - slated for Saturday, March 28th from
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at Hickman Elementary School, 13306-A Fourth Street in Hickman.  Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and supported by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, many of the events are open to the public beginning at 8:30 a.m. This year, spectator events include:  Bridge Building, Can Race, Catapult, Orienteering, Straw Egg Drop and Water Rockets.  The awards ceremony is slated to begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Hickman School lawn area.

Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out to return in April

Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out to return in April

 

Asparagus is back in season and Stockton is ready to celebrate with the sixth annual Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out. Locally grown asparagus will be showcased at more than 30 participating restaurants throughout Stockton as they put the vegetable to creative use in a variety of main dishes, drinks and desserts.

“The trend of focusing on local cuisine that utilizes locally grown and sourced ingredients is growing nationwide,” said Visit Stockton CEO Wes Rhea.

The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out (GSADO and pronounced “ja-saw-doh” ) will run the entire month of April.

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