Terminals at California’s third-busiest port resume regular hours on Monday

Marine terminals at California’s Port of Oakland reopened for regular weekday hours on Monday after independent truckers formally ended a week-long protest of the state’s new “gig worker” law that stranded cargo on ships, docks and warehouses, worsening U.S. supply chain snarls. “All of our marine terminals are open this morning and operations are normal,”… Keep Reading

California grape volumes heading toward peak supplies

California grapes are in the early stages of San Joaquin Valley production and building steadily. “We’re not very far off from reaching peak supplies. We’re not quite there yet but it’s going to happen really fast. Supplies look really strong this year,” says Jim Beagle of Grapery, noting there’s a slightly later start to the… Keep Reading

California invests more than $230 million in apprenticeship projects

The California government has invested more than $231 million to “advance and expand apprenticeship” via the 2022-2023 state budget, according to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Labor Secretary Natalie Palugyai said the apprenticeship is fundamental to addressing California’s workforce development needs. “With this new intentional funding and our roadmap for expansion, the State is… Keep Reading

The California cities where wages are growing fastest

nless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed the cost of living – including gas, food, rent and everything else – has gone way up. There is a sliver of hope for residents of certain California cities, where wages are also going up. MoneyGeek analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the country’s 75… Keep Reading

Merced artist wins ‘Best of Show’ at Carnegie Showcase

From more than 200 entries, jurors have selected 88 works that will be on display in the annual Carnegie Art Showcase exhibition taking place this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock. The juried exhibition is a celebration of artistic excellence, awarding a total of $2,350 in prize money. The show will be… Keep Reading

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