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One of the creepy clowns, as posted to the Wasco Clown Facebook page.

After-Dark Clown Sightings Trouble California City

People dressed as clowns are causing a stir in the southern San Joaquin Valley.



Valley Temperatures 4-8 Degrees Hotter Than Monday, Cooling Off Tomorrow

Clouds acted like a blanket overnight, keeping some locations above 80 degrees. It’s made for a dramatic sunrise.


California's drought will cost the state's agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave about 14,500 farmworkers without jobs, according to a new report. (Getty Images)

UC Davis Study: Drought Will Deal $2 Billion Blow To California Agriculture

Report says California’s drought will cost the state’s agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave about 14,500 farmworkers without jobs.



Asthma a Bigger Concern for Some Valley Children

Asthma hits school-aged kids at higher rates than other age groups, according to the California Department of Public Health. It is especially hard to breathe for students in the San Joaquin Valley, and administrators are asking parents to take action before it’s too late.


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9,000 Non-functioning Smart Traffic Sensors Leave California Roadways Dumber

27,000 traffic sensors that are supposed to help troubleshoot both daily commutes and long-term maintenance needs on some of the nation’s most heavily used and congested roadways.


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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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4 New Species Of Legless Lizards Found In Calif.

Scientists in California have discovered four new and separate species of legless lizards — snakelike animals that burrow into sand or soil.


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Calif. Farmers Sue Over Water Releases For Salmon

Farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley are suing the federal government over the planned release of water from a Northern California reservoir to prevent a salmon kill in the lower Klamath River.


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Judge Considers Effects Of Fungus On Calif. Inmates

A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.


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Electric Buses Ready to Roll in San Joaquin County

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District rolled out the quietest pair of buses in all of Northern California on Monday.


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State’s Most Polluted ZIP Codes In San Joaquin Valley And LA

Seven of California’s 10 ZIP codes most burdened by pollution are in the San Joaquin Valley and three are in Los Angeles, according to a new tool developed by state environmental officials to target communities for cleanup.


A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, stimulates gas production by injecting wells with high volumes of chemical-laced water in order to free-up pockets of natural gas below. The process is controversial with critics saying it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

California Bills Seek More Disclosure, Oversight Of Fracking

The growing concern over hydraulic fracturing, the technology that has led to an oil and gas boom in many parts of the country, has caught the attention of California lawmakers as companies seek to expand production in the San Joaquin Valley oil fields.