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More companies turning to solar for sustainable, cost-saving practices


Peltier Winery, like others in the Central Valley, has installed solar arrays to offset the cost of energy usage. The new array sits in the background on the roof over the crushing area.

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ACAMPO — A fall breeze sweeps across thousands of acres of verdant, just-harvested vineyards; a sight familiar in these parts for over 100 years. Not so familiar are the solar arrays growing here and there amidst the vines.

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Recent disasters a reminder for business owners to plan ahead

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With the recent devastation caused by hurricanes in Texas and Florida, and other natural disasters such as wildfires raging up and down the West Coast, business owners are looking closer at insurance for unexpected catastrophes or losses, according to experts.

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High tech set to revolutionize California agriculture


Over the past few decades, technology has disrupted many industries including manufacturing, media, banking and retail shopping. We also now understand that it is no longer a matter of if but when technology-based solutions, such as self-driving vehicles, will transform transportation and logistics.

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New solar array to provide 67 percent of Tracy facility’s energy needs


The solar installation at Taylor Farms Pacific in Tracy covers 7.5 acres of rooftop.

TRACY—Taylor Farms Pacific unveiled its new 300,000-square-foot solar installation situated atop its west San Joaquin County facility.

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Tuolumne River Management Plan released by irrigation districts

The Modesto and Turlock Irrigation District Boards took steps to file the final applications for the Don Pedro and La Grange projects with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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University of the Pacific students take on River of Skulls for Army Corps of Engineers

University of the Pacific students take on River of Skulls for Army Corps of Engineers

50 first-year, transfer and international students volunteered for National Public Lands Day

Harvest underway throughout the valley; growers cautious in estimates


Grapes are nearing harvest at Watts Winery in Lodi.

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Growers are in the midst of harvest season, but it’s unclear as to what impact the unusually wet winter might have on this year’s yields.

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