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Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday’s eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes. The figure underscores the state’s growing reliance on energy from the sun. For about three hours Monday, there will be diminished solar power available. California …

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Modesto hosts Stockton in key California League matchup

The Modesto Nuts begin a key three-game series against the Stockton Ports on Friday night at John Thurman Field. Modesto, winners of the first-half title in the California League’s North Division, lead the way again in the second half with a 27-27 mark, with 16 regular-season games remaining. Stockton, which …

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California tightens rules on popular pesticide farmers use

California regulators say they’re tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns. The California Environmental Protection announced Friday that it’s targeting chlorpyrifos. Farmers use it to kill pests that attack many crops like grapes, almonds and cotton. California leads the nation in agricultural and already …

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