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Food and Sustainability

Rookie Farmers Get A Boost From West Sacramento Farm Incubator

April 27, 2017 | Julia Mitric

New farmers looking to launch their own business face hurdles like access to land and markets. West Sacramento Urban Farms is helping rookie growers jump-start their own farms.

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Business

City Of Stockton Kicks Off Social Media Campaign To Raise Its Image

April 24, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

Stockton has released about a half dozen videos so far, all featuring locals telling their own stories of why "Stockton is Home."

Food and Sustainability

Asparagus Season Brings Choices For California Shoppers

April 21, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Asparagus is grown in the Delta, the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Coast. California grows over 70 percent of the asparagus consumed in the U.S. but the state's asparagus production has declined 15 to percent annually since 2000.

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Business

Nebraska-Based Company Wins Bid For Oroville Spillway Repair Project

April 18, 2017 | Randol White

Kiewit Infrastructure West, a Nebraska-based construction company, won the contract for the spillway repair project at Lake Oroville with a bid of roughly $275 million.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Insight Technology Special: Sacramento's Growth, Agricultural Tech, Science Fiction

April 12, 2017

The 21st century has already produced dozens of disruptive technologies that have dramatically changed society. Online communication, genetic modification and even drones have changed major industries and our day-to-day lives.

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Business

Marijuana Growers Adjust To Prop 64 Regulations

April 7, 2017 | Julia Mitric

When voters passed Proposition 64 legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults, California was still developing regulations for medical marijuana.

Business

High-Tech Cars May Soon Be Talking To Each Other

March 29, 2017 | Daniel Potter

As ever-smarter cars hit the road in California, one question carmakers face is exactly how they’ll talk to each other. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration could soon require new cars come with standardized communication hardware.

PolitiFact California

Dispelling Myths About Millennials And Homeownership

March 27, 2017 | Chris Nichols

PolitiFact California explores some common myths about millennials and homeownership. Are millennials simply not motivated to enter the market? And when they do, are they shunning the suburbs in favor of urban neighborhoods? 

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Who’s Responsible For The Bee Die Off In Fresno County?

March 23, 2017

Bees are dying in the hundreds of thousands in Fresno County as farmworkers and state officials scramble to determine the cause. Capital Public Radio’s Julia Mitric is down in Fresno investigating possible causes.

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Business

Business Journal: Vanir Tower, Chronic Tacos, Woodland Tech Park

March 17, 2017 | Steve Milne

Is Sacramento ready for another high-rise? Analysts say the downtown office market isn't yet a place where new construction is financially feasible. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the story and more business news.

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Immigration

Former Obama Attorney: Trump Administration's Ability To Restrict H1-B Visas Is Limited

March 10, 2017 | Ben Bradford

The Trump Administration announced a halt to expedited processing of the H1-B work visa, which California technology companies heavily rely on. But there might not be much that can be done to change the process, a former Obama attorney says.

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