MANNY CRISOSTOMO/mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Dixon Mayor Jack Batchelor Jr., above left, and City Manager Jim Lindley inspect land where Carissa Carpenter says her company plans to build a movie studio. "I've done as much due diligence as possible, and … this'll be a huge coup for the city," Lindley said. At left, an Amtrak train passes through Dixon, whose community remains rooted in agriculture.

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