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A House panel will ask farmers and community leaders for input into relieving the state's drought. (Getty Images)

California Hosting Congressional Hearing On Drought

House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.


Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta (credit: California Department of Water Resources)

State Water Officials Unveil $24.7B Plan To Restore Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

California Water officials on Monday released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.


Freezing oranges (file) (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

More Freezing Temperatures Will Likely Damage Calif. Oranges

California citrus growers say six nights of freezing temperatures will likely damage this year’s orange crop but no disruption is expected to supplies.


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California Water Regulators Adopt Groundwater Cleanup Plan For Farmers

The order, adopted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board on Thursday, affects about 10,700 growers in the Tulare Lake basin – including parts of Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties – who farm on about 3 million acres of irrigated farmland.


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Calif. Raisin Farmers Getting A New Day In Court

The Supreme Court is giving California raisin producers a new day in court to object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the market.


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Sunny But Breezy Weather Expected To Continue Sunday; 70s Return Next Week

It was a windy Saturday afternoon in the Central Valley with some locations near Modesto seeing gusts of 30 miles an hour.


A concept animation shows a possible implementation of the California high speed rail. (Credit: California Rail Authority)

Judge Denies Farmers’ Request To Halt High-Speed Rail

A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California’s ambitious high-speed rail project.



$500 Million Settlement Reached In California Slaughterhouse Abuse Case

A landmark $500 million agreement was reached to settle a slaughterhouse abuse case in California that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008, an animal welfare group announced Friday.



Flood-Prone Areas Loosing Federal Money For Levee Repairs

Experts say the Central Valley is susceptible to a catastrophic flood, but federal taxpayer money to pay for the damage is being cut off.


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Bill Aims To Protect Farmworkers, But Farmer Says It’s Too Extreme

As the August sun beats down on the Central Valley, lawmakers are trying to shine the spotlight on the dangers of working in the heat.



Feds Close Slaughterhouse After Video Shows Cows Being Shot, Shocked

Federal regulators have shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows, some unable to walk, being repeatedly shocked and shot before being killed.



New Home Sales On Rise In Sacramento Region

It’s not quite a housing boom, but a surprising number of new homes are being built in our area.