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Food and Sustainability

If China Strikes Back On Tariffs, California Tree Nut Exports Could Take A Hit

March 27, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Following President Trump's move to slap tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China may retaliate by levying $2 billion in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.

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Business Journal: Capitol Mall, Centene, The Boulder Field

March 23, 2018 | Steve Milne

Think Sacramento's Capitol Mall needs a new look? A city official wants to make the strip more functional by improving traffic flow and creating more green space. Sonya Sorich from The Sacramento Business Journal has the story and more business news.

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Business Journal: Broadway, McGeorge School Of Law, Hewlett Packard

March 16, 2018 | Steve Milne

Construction crews will start work on a new building at 16th and Broadway in Sacramento. Right now, it's a parking lot for Willie's Burgers. Sonya Sorich from the Sacramento Business Journal has the story, plus news about McGeorge School of Law.

Nicholas Wray


Business Journal: 16 Powerhouse, CoWo Campus, The Diplomat

March 9, 2018 | Steve Milne

In the midst of an affordable housing shortage, one of Sacramento's newest upscale housing projects sold this week for $32.5 million. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has more on the sale of 16 Powerhouse, plus other business news.

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State Government

California To Designate 'Opportunity Zones' To Spur Investment In Low-Income Communities

March 5, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Areas with poverty rates of at least 20 percent are eligible.

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Business Journal: Marijuana Business Park, Food Factory, The UV

March 2, 2018 | Steve Milne

A new marijuana business park could be coming to Sacramento. The proposed project would likely have about 160 employees. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the story, plus news about Food Factory, a new place for restaurant startups.

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State Government

Bill Would Boost Privacy For California Marijuana Customers

February 19, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The bill has no ability to prevent federal authorities from seizing customer information, but could slow the flow of unwanted junk mail.

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In Quiet Curtis Park, One Pot Grower Looks To Become Part Of The Neighborhood

January 29, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

What happens when a small marijuana cultivation business tries to legally launch in a residential area?

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Health Care

The Healthiest Water Ever? Maybe Not

January 8, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

"Raw water" enthusiasts are seeking health benefits from unfiltered, untreated H2O.

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Health Care

Patients Forgetting Medication Can Be Costly, Fatal. Is Tech The Answer?

January 4, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Every year, thousands of people die because they take their medication incorrectly or forget to take it at all. Tech companies think pill- producing robots and 'smart' prescription bottles could hold the answer.

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New Rule Has Old-School Light Bulbs Vanishing From California Store Shelves

January 2, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Old-school light bulbs, known for their warm color, will start disappearing off store shelves this week because of a new state rule.

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State Government

It's Now Legal To Buy Pot In California, But Red Tape Could Slow Supply Chain

January 1, 2018 | Julia Mitric

California has launched a legal marijuana marketplace. Many inside and outside the cannabis industry likened the regulation efforts to building a plane while flying it. So how bumpy will this ride be?

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