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Medical supply distributor installs large-scale solar array at Tracy center

Medical supply distributor installs large-scale solar array at Tracy center

Business Journal staff TRACY — More and more companies are making strides toward sustainable business practices. The latest among these is Medline, a medical supply distributor. Medline recently unveiled its…

Logistics industry makes green efforts

Logistics industry makes green efforts

MANTECA — As e-commerce becomes a bigger part of our economy, especially in the Central Valley, the logistics industry has come under criticism for the amount of fuel it takes…

MJC net-zero building saves energy, money

MJC net-zero building saves energy, money

MODESTO — When it was time for Yosemite Community College District to replace its World War II-era Central Services building, designers opted for a state-of-the-art energy efficient facility. The new…

Levee breach plugged for now

MANTECA — A breach in a levee in south San Joaquin County that forced as many as 500 people from their homes was plugged Monday night. But the evacuation order…

Don Pedro spillway to open this afternoon

(Updated at 1:30 p.m. with information from 1 p.m. press conference). TURLOCK — Turlock Irrigation District will open the spillway at Don Pedro Reservoir this afternoon. The spillway gates will…

Fiscalini Farms turns methane into electricity

Fiscalini Farms turns methane into electricity

MODESTO — Just as dairy operations are getting pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, two Modesto-area dairy businesses are receiving recognition for environmental innovation. The Environmental Protection Agency gave Crystal…

California’s drought conditions improve dramatically

California’s drought conditions improve dramatically

STOCKTON — This rainy winter is helping parts of California emerge from its epic drought. In fact, slivers of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties are drought-free, according to a U.S.…

Western Growers president urges reset on river flow discussion

Western Growers president urges reset on river flow discussion

IRVINE — Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to reset efforts to update minimum flow standards for the Lower San Joaquin River. In the…

Wettest storm in a decade headed for Northern California

Wettest storm in a decade headed for Northern California

STOCKTON — Californians are bracing for a powerful winter storm that is expected to bring wind and widespread flooding starting this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a flood…

Stakeholders make arguments on water flow issue

Stakeholders make arguments on water flow issue

STOCKTON — Hundreds of people turned out in Stockton, Modesto, Merced and Sacramento for public hearings with the State Water Quality Board in December and January to speak out on…

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