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Pandemic E-commerce Surge Spurs Race for 'Tesla-like' Electric Delivery Vans

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Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.

And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.

CASE Dealer, Sequoia Equipment, Supports Team Rubicon Fire Recovery in California

CASE dealer Sequoia Equipment provided equipment to support Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operation in clearing sites and debris from a wildfire swept through Niland, California.
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CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sequoia Equipment supported Team Rubicon with equipment in a recent heavy equipment operation clearing sites and debris from a wildfire that swept through Niland, California on June 28, 2020. Team Rubicon volunteers braved scorching temperatures that averaged 112 degrees to remove more than 5,000 tons of material to help local residents on their path to recovery.

Beyond Gourmet Sandwiches and Into Full-Scale Community Support: GD Bro Burger

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Signal Hill, just south of Los Angeles, is lucky to have Hue Nguyen and his devoted crew of apprentice cooks, caterers, runners, and organizers. As the owner of GD Bro Burger, Hue has expanded his operation over the past few months — far beyond gourmet sandwiches and into full-scale community support — with the help of nonprofits, like-minded businesses, and digital technology.

Mohawk Donates to Camp Fire Rebuild Project

By Morgan Bulman
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“The Camp Fire remains among the worst disasters in U.S. history. It is still a devastated area with many displaced still living in temporary housing. This Habitat project is a wonderful step to start addressing this,” Mohawk Group vice president of marketing Mary Beth Sharp told FCW. “We are honored to help CalFlor as they have been actively involved in the rebuild.” 

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Wells Fargo Announces California CRA Rating of Outstanding

Performance Exam shows high marks in Lending, Investment, Service in low- and moderate-income communities
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  Wells Fargo & Company today announced that its most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating for California is Outstanding. Wells Fargo also received a national rating of “Outstanding” from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as a result of the company’s strong performance on the exam’s components and the company’s proven commitment to serving low- to moderate-income communities.

International Paper Boxes Fighting Hunger Amid School Closures in Southern California

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LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP) is taking action to address critical needs in the communities in which its employee live and work during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper has donated 61,000 corrugated boxes to two Feeding America® network member foodbanks in Southern California – Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Mid-Mississippi Delta River Region Potentially a “Next California” of Fruit and Vegetable Production

With climate change expected to disrupt US food system, report identifies opportunities and hurdles of shifting production east
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WASHINGTON, February 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released a new report, The Next California, Phase 1: Investigating Potential in the Mid-Mississippi Delta River Region, exploring the viability of shifting some fruit and vegetable production to an area of the U.S. currently dominated by row crops.

Video: Hershey's Almond Story

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"We want this land to stay good, strong, and viable." Watch this video about the full life cycle of the California almonds used in Hershey chocolate.

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Major Pacific Coast Companies and Institutions Call for Expansion of Cap-and-Invest Programs

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January 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - More than 20 major companies, healthcare systems and large energy consumers on the Pacific Coast declared their support today for expanding cap-and-invest programs to scale up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the region. 

Ben Ehrenreich: PG&E and the Nasty Side of Capitalism

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There’s a quote often attributed, perhaps incorrectly, to the great economist John Maynard Keynes that “Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all.” The absurdity of this notion is being played out in real time in the form of smoke-filled air and rolling blackouts in Northern California, courtesy of the state’s largest monopoly, Pacific, Gas & Electric, better known as PG&E.

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