Sacramento Valley

Rice field workers. (Photo: California Conservation)

Calif. groups seek ban on rice pesticide

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California environmentalists say a proposal by state pesticide regulators to allow spraying of a controversial pesticide on rice fields in the Sacramento Valley could harm aquatic organisms and honeybees.


Lightning bolt and rain

First of series of storms arrives in Calif.

The first in a series of storms has touched down in Northern California, bringing high winds and rain to the region.



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