San Joaquin Valley

California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

A sign marks the entrance to a gender neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for […]

12/31/2013

Icicles hang off oranges as growers use water to help keep the orchard warm during freezing weather on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Del Rey, Calif. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse)

California growers to see some damage from cold

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Citrus growers expect to see minimal damage to the state orange crop after battling freezing temperatures for a second night but no major impact on the price of the fruit. […]

12/06/2013

4 new species of legless lizards found in Calif.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Scientists in California have discovered four new and separate species of legless lizards — snakelike animals that burrow into sand or soil. The University of California, Berkeley says the discovery was […]

09/19/2013

The Rim Fire burns in the Stanislaus National Forest Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

Progress seen at Sierra fire, but smoke spreads

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly a third of the huge forest fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park was contained Friday and some small communities in the mountainous area were no longer under evacuation […]

08/30/2013

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First death from California heat wave reported

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A 77-year-old man was found dead in his mobile home amid triple-digit temperatures in California’s San Joaquin Valley in the first reported death blamed on a weeklong statewide heat wave, authorities […]

07/04/2013

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Heat wave breaks temperature record in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s San Joaquin Valley is set to reach the highest temperatures in a weeklong heat wave, with other parts of the state also facing a 7th day of scorching weather. The […]

07/03/2013

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In nation’s breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she’s […]

06/09/2013

Clinton stumps for Dems in Calif. House races

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton will appear with four California Democratic congressional candidates at a university rally Tuesday, illustrating the competitiveness created by the state’s independently drawn political boundaries. Clinton hopes to […]

10/09/2012

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