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As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

June 23, 2014 | 9:45 am

As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

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‘Crisis mode’ in Central Valley as some farmers increase groundwater pumping at possible expense to neighbors. Read more …

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San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

April 9, 2014 | 12:59 pm

San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

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Conservationists call for action on Central Valley river. Peninsula stream also named as imperiled.

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Drought Impacts Central Valley School Enrollment While Debate Over Relief Continues

March 19, 2014 | 4:10 pm

Drought Impacts Central Valley School Enrollment While Debate Over Relief Continues

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Partisan divide persists over how to find extra water as valley starts to see social impact of crisis.

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California Egg, Dairy Producers Win Big in Farm Bill

January 29, 2014 | 6:07 pm

California Egg, Dairy Producers Win Big in Farm Bill

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It’s more than two years late, but California farmers say they’re relieved the House passed a farm bill.

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Remembering Pete Seeger and His Days in California

January 29, 2014 | 8:29 am

Remembering Pete Seeger and His Days in California

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Singer was an early campaigner for farmworker rights and influenced generations of California musicians.

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A Signal From Central Valley That GOP May Act on Immigration

January 24, 2014 | 7:52 am

A Signal From Central Valley That GOP May Act on Immigration

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield says he’d back a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.

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It’s Cold in These Parts, With More Chill to Come

December 5, 2013 | 11:30 am

It’s Cold in These Parts, With More Chill to Come

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Cold breaks records, with temperatures in the teens in Napa and Healdsburg. Next up: a wintry storm.

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Judge Grants Partial Victory to Foes of California Bullet Train

November 25, 2013 | 4:10 pm

Judge Grants Partial Victory to Foes of California Bullet Train

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Judge’s rulings mean state must rewrite funding plans for bullet train route through Central Valley line.

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California Bills Aim to Protect Immigrant Workers from Retaliation

May 28, 2013 | 5:30 am

California Bills Aim to Protect Immigrant Workers from Retaliation

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By Sasha Khokha and Rachel Estabrook While Congress debates federal immigration reform in Washington, California lawmakers are pushing several bills to strengthen state protections for immigrant workers. The measures could shut down California companies when employers intimidate their workers. Take the case of Jose Arias, who milked cows at a San Joaquin county dairy for […]

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Development Threatens California Farms–and Farm Economy

January 17, 2013 | 12:38 pm

Development Threatens California Farms–and Farm Economy

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Despite written policies protecting farmland across Central California’s agricultural heartland, the state’s most productive region is on track to lose 570,000 acres of prime, irrigated land to development by 2050, according to a new report. The American Farmland Trust says the loss could drain between $100 billion and $190 billion from the […]

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