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Security is job one in the Central Valley

Today’s security firms have moved far beyond the stereotypical image of an overweight guy with a clock on his belt walking a nightly beat in a secluded warehouse. They now…

Central Valley electricians faring well in housing slump

Unpleasant best describes the 2008 outlook for electrical contractors – or any other contractors for that matter – who are committed exclusively to the residential market. As bleak as the…

Setting milk prices is complex and controversial

Everyone knows the route milk takes to their dinner table: dairy cow, processor, supermarket, into the consumer’s shopping cart and home to feed the family. And a glance at the…

Composting program turns trash into treasure

If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. So, what do you do with green waste? If you live in Modesto, you make compost! In 2007, Modesto’s composting program helped…

Local car wash educates consumers about waste water danger

By Matthew Andrews For many families, washing the car at home is a Saturday tradition, especially on warm summer days when kids can frolic in the water.  However, one local…

Investor brings artistic vision to Modesto properties

To someone who appreciates art, downtown Modesto is a canvas full of possibilities.   With a stroke of his own kind of brush, Rick Klein of Klein Investments has spent the…

Solar energy is hot in the Central Valley

With the costs of traditional energy skyrocketing and no end in sight, an increasing number of business owners and residents are taking advantage of the Central Valley’s most prolific and…

Farmers keep Central Valley green and clean

Central Valley farmers are putting cultural practices to work in their fields, orchards and dairies to preserve and enhance the environment in which they work and live. “’We are green,”…

Lodi armor maker of MRAP protection did $12 million in March

ArmorStruxx, the Lodi armoring company, hosted a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) military vehicle to show local residents and employees where their armor products are used. Two years ago the…

Clark Pest Control installs $1.7 million solar system

Clark Pest Control, renowned for their funny and kitschy TV ads, (“Clark, we need you!”), may soon be known for an astonishingly beautiful and functional new headquarters building. Atop the…