The Rural School Bus Pilot Project-California Air Resources Board to Award Up to $10 Million for School Bus Electrification

CleanTechnica By James Ayre February 8, 2017 The California Air Resources Board will be awarding up to $10 million in grants as part of a new school bus electrification and alternative fuels program known as The Rural School Bus Pilot … Continue reading

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School-based health centers offer badly needed medical help in Fresno neighborhoods

The Fresno Bee By Barbara Anderson, banderson@fresnobee.com February 8, 2017 Fresno Unified trustees approved a partnership Wednesday night with two health care institutions for six new school-based health centers. And more could be on the horizon, but finding school nurses … Continue reading

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Energy Commission Research Funding is Spurring Innovations in Agriculture

California Energy Commission February 7, 2017 A couple of California Energy Commission-funded research projects could help California’s more than 76,000 farms and ranches reduce energy consumption and become advanced energy communities of the future. In June 2012, Ventura-based Biodico, Inc. … Continue reading

Patterson High program opening doors to distribution center jobs

The Modesto Bee By Nan Austin, naustin@modbee.com February 4, 2017 PATTERSON-As online shopping gains converts, the elegant pages of virtual stores depend ever more on the workaday world of warehouses, packers and truckers. The shift has rolled truck after truck … Continue reading

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Business Confidence Boosts San Joaquin Valley Economic Index to Highest Level Since 2015

Sierra Sun Times February 4, 2017 The San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index started 2017 on a positive note, soaring to its highest level since April 2015. The January index jumped to 59.5, up from December’s 54.5. An index greater … Continue reading

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City courts UC Merced with hopes of bringing ‘venture lab’ downtown

The Modesto Bee By Kevin Valine, kvaline@modbee.com February 1, 2017 City leaders took University of California, Merced, officials on a walking tour of downtown Modesto on Monday as the UC campus looks to expand its influence in the region. UC … Continue reading

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