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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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Calif. Congressman Cardoza Announces Resignation

August 14, 2012 | 1:58 pm

Calif. Congressman Cardoza Announces Resignation

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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 […]

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August 9, 2012 | 10:03 am

Weather Service Issues Heat Warning for SJ Valley

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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 […]

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February 28, 2011 | 1:44 pm

After the Cold, No Almond Joy

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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 […]

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High-Speed Rail’s Central Valley Section:                   Build It–And Who Will Come?

November 26, 2010 | 4:53 pm

High-Speed Rail’s Central Valley Section:              Build It–And Who Will Come?

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In a favorite novel, an Iowa farmer named Ray Kinsella hears a disembodied voice speaking to him from a cornfield. “If you build it, he will come,” the voice says. And thus begins a cross-country fantasy that’s equal parts baseball and personal redemption. That’s fiction. Anything goes. But it’s a little surprising to find that […]

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