Central Valley

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Calif. citrus growers appear to have beaten frost

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Citrus growers in California’s Central Valley appear to have escaped with little or no crop damage after a series of unusually cold nights.

01/02/2013

California record-setting heat starting to ease

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A fall heat wave is starting to ease after setting record highs throughout California. Monday’s 94 in downtown Los Angeles tied an 1898 record for the date and the 93 at […]

11/06/2012

Calif. prison first to block prisoner cell calls

  AVENAL, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials will start using new cellphone blocking technology at a Central Valley prison next week, the first step to rolling it out system-wide. Avenal State Prison, 60 miles […]

10/19/2012

High gas, diesel prices hurt Calif. farm industry

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Farmers in California’s Central Valley say record high gas and diesel prices are putting pressure on their bottom lines. But economists say it’s unlikely that will translate into significantly higher food […]

10/09/2012

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

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