Monthly Archives: July 2016

Central Valley alliance looks to boost region’s manufacturing ecosystem

California Economic Summit By Ed Coghlan July 28, 2016 “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” That quote is commonly attributed to Walt Disney. But it also describes the new San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance, … Continue reading

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Summit lays foundation to push Fresno as leader in Ag technology

The Fresno Bee By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado, cdelgado@fresnobee.com July 27, 2016 Agriculture leaders and entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday in downtown Fresno to lay the groundwork for a mission to make Fresno an agriculture-technology leader. On the eve of Thursday’s Fresno Food Expo, … Continue reading

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Valley wages: How much do you make? Comparable jobs elsewhere in California pay more

The Fresno Bee By Tim Sheehan, tsheehan@fresnobee.com July 27, 2016 The average worker in the central San Joaquin Valley earned 3 to 20 percent less in wages in 2015 than the nationwide average, with an even sharper lag of 15 … Continue reading

Valley native gives back to spark women’s interest in STEM

The Business Journal By Valerie Shelton July 27, 2016 Over the last decade, many programs have been developed to encourage women to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Now thanks to Visalia native Cindy Quezada, young women … Continue reading

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School Stories: Student, community collaboration on display in Merced

Merced Sun-Star By Sara Sandrik, ssandrikgoins@mcsd.k12.ca.us July 14, 2016 Collaboration is a powerful part of student success throughout the Merced City School District. Parents, teachers, administrators, board members and countless others work together to help children thrive. Many times, the … Continue reading

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Doctors Academy students job shadow health professionals this summer

Vida en el valle By Maria G. Ortiz-Briones, mortizbriones@vidaenelvalle.com July 13, 2016 CLOVIS-Genesis Benavides, an incoming senior at Caruthers High School, has always been interested in the medical field and would like to become a register nurse. The 16-year-old student … Continue reading

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Local school districts, university receive grant to prepare next generation of teachers

Turlock Journal By Angelina Martin, amartin@turlockjournal.com July 12, 2016 Teachers play a vital role in shaping the minds of tomorrow, and thanks to a recent grant awarded to local schools, instructors in the area will be better prepared to execute … Continue reading

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