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A nation’s love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods

A nation’s love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods

Turlock seems to have this love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods Market — the problem being, we don’t even have one. And although it doesn’t seem likely that either of these stores will soon make their way to town, many Turlock citizens are still calling for one to open on almost a weekly basis, or whenever a new business opens up that isn’t either/or.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2014 7:33 p.m.



Conserving water is a group effort

The worst drought in most of our lifetimes has focused attention on how all Californians use, conserve and recycle water. Three years of historically dry winters - and no assurance that the next one will be any better - require each of us to examine how we can preserve this precious resource.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 3:34 p.m.
A nation’s love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods

A nation’s love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods

Turlock seems to have this love affair with Trader Joes and Whole Foods Market — the problem being, we don’t even have one. And although it doesn’t seem likely that either of these stores will soon make their way to town, many Turlock citizens are still calling for one to open on almost a weekly basis, or whenever a new business opens up that isn’t either/or.

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Posted: apr. 11, 2014 7:33 p.m.


Bridging the valley of death

 As a child, I learned about the “valley of the shadow of death” from the 23 Psalm. A similar image is conjured up by economists who talk about the “valley of death.” They mean that potentially deadly stage in the life of a business when production needs to be massively scaled up but investors aren’t willing to make that leap based only on pilot-scale results or because the economics of full-scale production are still iffy. One segment of the young biofuels industry is approaching that valley.

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Posted: apr. 08, 2014 5:58 p.m.


Steinberg not happy with low gas prices

“Higher prices discourage demand.”

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Posted: apr. 08, 2014 5:57 p.m.

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