Category Archives: Economy

State board considers lowering gas excise tax

Members of the California State Board of Equalization will vote Tuesday on whether to lower the excise tax rate on gasoline by 7.5 cents during its 9:30 a.m. meeting at 5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, in Culver City. If adopted, the 28.5 cent excise tax will become effective on July 1 and last through June 30, 2016. [...]

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Costco and Arco take top honors in GasBuddy survey

Two of San Joaquin County’s perennial low gas price leaders have been recognized by the folks at GasBuddy that have put together one of the most consumer-friendly websites around. Check out local gas prices here at And here’s the release from GasBuddy.  

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E-Cigarettes Are A Community Health Threat

California Department of Public Health director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Here’s the advisory: “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as [...]

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Denham’s right (gulp!) … Build new French Camp VA medical facility now

My personal political views don’t often mesh with those of U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Modesto, but I have to agree with his comment following President Obama’s State of the Union address that the time is now to get the planned expansion of health facilities for our military veterans in French Camp off the ground and [...]

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Celebrating in the spirit of love

I’m sharing this essay written by Stockton’s Rev. Willie A. Douglas on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “In the spirit of love.” The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who sowed the seeds of hope and healing in America. We commemorate as well the timeless [...]

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