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Arnold, Jerry Brown Shine Light In Clovis on Thursday
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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December 11, 2019

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California’s two most recent former governors will visit Clovis on Thursday to celebrate a milestone in solar panel installation.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown will appear at an event hosted by a coalition of solar power advocates to celebrate the one millionth solar roof installation since the passage of a 2006 bill signed by Schwarzenegger. The assembly takes place at a 1:30 p.m. at the CTE Academy amphitheater at Buchanan High School.

Schwarzenegger Signed Solar Initiative in 2006

Schwarzenegger signed SB 1, known as the Million Solar Roofs initiative in 2006, authored by former state Sen. Kevin Murray. The program incentivized public utility companies, and home builders to use solar.
The state reached the million solar panel milestone in July.

About the CTE Academy

The CTE Academy opened in 2010, with the goal of students learning about green energy. The $5.2 million project features turbines, solar panels, and other green features.
Students will also be on hand for the ceremony.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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