Tag: Central Valley
It’s more than two years late, but California farmers say they’re relieved the House passed a farm bill.
Singer was an early campaigner for farmworker rights and influenced generations of California musicians.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield says he’d back a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
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 […]
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 […]
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A Congressman from California’s Central Valley is resigning. Democratic Rep. Dennis Cardoza, whose district includes Modesto, Stockton and Merced, announced his resignation in a statement on Tuesday. It takes effect at midnight. The statement does not cite a reason for the resignation. But in an interview with the Fresno Bee, Cardoza […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — With temperatures forecast to push 112 degrees through the weekend, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the San Joaquin Valley. The heat watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening for Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties People are being urged […]
It didn’t snow in San Francisco—not really—or anywhere else near sea level late last week. Boo hoo. Let’s get over it. But it was cold, and that brought a set of concerns unrelated to impromptu wintry recreation. Temperatures in the Central Valley were forecast to fall into the mid- to low 20s, and that could […]