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Growers turning more to innovative ag techniques for sustainability

Chris Locke, a walnut grower in Lockeford, has installed several solar arrays on his 600-acre operation.

While the end result of growing crops in the Central Valley is still the same, the way those crops are grown has undergone dramatic changes in the last few years.

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Central Valley substations to be used in new electricity program

By J’AIME ROSALES
Business Journal Writer

Starting in 2023, the Central Valley will have a new, more reliable source for energy. A public-private partnership will create the San Luis Transmission Project connecting the electric substations in Tracy to the San Luis, O’Neill and Dos Amigos substations found in the Los Banos area.

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Metropolitan Water District reverses course on Delta Tunnels again

By Dan Bacher | April 7, 2018 | 
The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, one of the key backers of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, on Friday, April 6, changed its position again on whether to finance a two tunnels project or a staged project, with one tunnel to be built first and a second tunnel to be constructed later.

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REXPO highlights need for reducing carbon emissions

Samir Sheikh, executive director of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, gives the keynote speech at REXPO in March.

STOCKTON–One of the first things attendees of the Revolution Against Air Pollution Exposition (or REXPO) is that there are not programs handed out. That’s because event coordinators at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce are being as eco-friendly with their planning as possible.

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Facilities Expo sees hundreds over two-day run

Dainel Hedin, project manager with Airstrike Bird Control, Inc., holds Wendy, a six-year-old falcon, at the Facilities Expo in Modesto on March 15.

MODESTO—More than 900 individuals representing businesses of every size were attended the Facilities Exposition over its two-day run on March 14-15.

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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

Tracy PD Invites Public to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Tracy PD Invites Public to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Tracy PD Invites Public to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs
Drug Take-Back Event Scheduled for September 26, 2015

Tracy, Calif. – On Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Tracy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by freeing their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Tracy Police Department representatives at 324 East 11th Street in the north parking lot of City Hall. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

In the previous nine Take-Back events nationwide from 2010-2014, 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons of drugs were collected.