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Going places: Wine and art, the perfect pairing in Sonoma, Calif.

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Wine and art are a perfect pairing, we discovered touring Sonoma, California, famous for its vineyards and wine-tasting experiences.

Think about it: wine-making is the absolute synthesis of nature, science and art, the vineyards are themselves these bucolic pastoral settings that inspire art. Indeed, there’s a calming aesthetic to the neat, symmetrical rows, the pleasing colors, the sense of renewal.

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Temecula Business Donates 15K Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer To City

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TEMECULA, CA — Thanks to the generosity of Medline Industries located in Temecula, CA, the City of Temecula received 15,000 mini hand sanitizers, which will be redistributed to the community via local businesses and organizations.

Businesses located within the City of Temecula are eligible to receive up to 96 free mini hand sanitizers to give to their employees, visitors, and customers, free of charge, in an effort to continue to reopen our local economy safely.

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Bay Trail-Vine Trail Project Awarded Grant Funds

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — The Solano County Transportation Agency recently received a $410,180 grant from the California Natural Resources Agency toward the city of Vallejo Bay Trail project.

The grant funds will be used to close the gap between the Vallejo section of the San Francisco Bay Trail and the Napa Valley Vine Trail. A separated bicycle lane will be installed along Enterprise Avenue, parallel to state Highway 37, and 40 new oak trees will be planted along the 1/3-mile stretch to create an urban greenway.

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Indoor farming funding heats up

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The billions of dollars flowing into indoor ag, followed by news of a big announcement in regenerative farming, is yet more evidence of the furious pace of change we’re seeing in food production.

On the indoor side, the update comes in the form of details on a big vertical farm that the startup Plenty is building in Compton, California. The plans are impressive:

  • The 95,000 square feet facility will be as productive as 700 acres of farmland, according to CNN. In terms of land use, that’s more than 200 times as efficient.
  • A crop of leafy greens in the facility can go from seedling to harvest in two to three weeks, Plenty co-founder Nate Storey told LAist last year. That’s significantly faster than a regular outdoor growing schedule.
  • The facility will supply 100 grocery stores when production begins later this year

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California State Railroad Museum Is Open Again

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SACRAMENTO – After being closed for nearly a year, the California State Railroad Museum recently reopened for indoor visitation at 25 percent capacity (or a maximum of 125 visitors at a time) and with safety measures and protocols in place.

While some of the exhibits remain temporarily closed – including the walkthrough train cars and hands-on children’s area – the world-class museum offers an amazing variety of exhibits and activations in addition to an awe-inspiring collection of large scale locomotives and historic rail equipment on display.

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