Central Valley

Amtrak: Crossing gate down in Calif. train crash

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) – An Amtrak official says the crossing gate was down when a big rig hit a passenger train at a Central Valley railroad crossing, derailing the train and injuring dozens of people. […]

10/02/2012

Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Three metropolitan areas in California’s Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show. […]

09/20/2012

Feds approve first leg of Calif. high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Federal Railroad Administration gave its approval Wednesday for construction on the first phase of California’s high-speed rail system, clearing the final technical hurdle for construction to start next year on […]

09/19/2012

Hockey team mocks opposing city's bankruptcy

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A hockey game promotion poking fun at America’s largest bankrupt city has caused a tiff between fans and newspaper columnists in California’s Central Valley. The Condors, a Bakersfield minor league hockey […]

09/19/2012

2 dead in Grapevine crash

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) – A multi-car pileup in the Grapevine stretch of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles killed two people, injured nine others and created a mile-long traffic jam early Tuesday on the vital […]

09/04/2012

Calif. cows not slaughtered for food

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply. A spokesman for […]

08/31/2012

Brown's office launches climate change website

(AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday launched a website to document the effects of climate change and respond to those who question it, calling them climate change “denialists.” Brown’s office announced the site while […]

08/13/2012

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