Richard Sargis inventor of the Safety Dog Leash with his dog Rocco in Turlock, Calif., on Thursday, March. 1, 2018.
Richard Sargis inventor of the Safety Dog Leash with his dog Rocco in Turlock, Calif., on Thursday, March. 1, 2018. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com
Richard Sargis inventor of the Safety Dog Leash with his dog Rocco in Turlock, Calif., on Thursday, March. 1, 2018. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com

Marijke Rowland writes about new business, restaurant and retail developments. She has been with The Modesto Bee since 1997 covering a variety of topics including arts and entertainment. Her Business Beat column runs midweek and Sundays. And it’s pronounced Mar-eye-ke.