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Is fireplace culture changing amid valley air woes?

Tim Stonelake and his wife Amy Richardson don't burn wood in their fireplace. They are nice and cozy with their gas logs fireplace.Felix Adamo / The Californian When longtime Bakersfield resident Tim Stonelake wants to start a fire in his home hearth, he relies on just one kind of fuel: Natural gas.

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2017-11-25 00:45:00

Has bad air been making you cough? Relief could be on the way

A weather system coming from the northwest on Sunday could blow out the gray, polluted air that has hung like a dirty blanket over Fresno for the past four days. The central San Joaquin Valley has been cloaked by a high pressure system that acts like a dome, trapping tiny specks of pollution close e

FRESNO BEE - 2017-11-24 23:09:00

Rising reservoirs: Less room for error this winter on San Joaquin River

It was our saving grace: Last winter, a mostly empty New Melones Lake swallowed up torrents of water that otherwise would have had to be dumped into a lower watershed that already was flooding. Without all of that room at New Melones, the damage along the lower San Joaquin River and in the Delta cou

RECORD - 2017-11-24 21:57:41

This lake was lowered for a utility project. Now fish are dying from lack of oxygen

Trout have been dying at Mammoth Pool reservoir on the upper San Joaquin River due to a lack of oxygen, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is blaming the electric utility that owns the reservoir. Oxygen readings are in the killing zone because Southern California Edison released too

MODESTO BEE - 2017-11-23 17:43:00

Valley economic index dips but remains healthy

The October San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index fell slightly to 58.2 from 58.4 last month, but remains in a range that points to strong growth in the next three to six months. An index greater than 50.0 indicates an expansionary economy. The index is a leading economic indicator from a su

HANFORD SENTINEL - 2017-11-23 13:00:00

Baloo, Jewls, Kona and Tatiana are looking for new homes!

Four central San Joaquin Valley agencies are highlighting pets for adoption: the CCSPCA 559-233-7722 ext. 119; Cat House on the Kings: 559-222-0228; Second Chance Animal Shelter in Selma: 559-896-7227 or http://www.2ndchanceanimalshelter.org; and Fresno Humane Animal Services: www.fresnohumane.org.

FRESNO BEE - 2017-11-23 09:25:00

ABC's of your Health: Check before your burn this winter

Winter is almost here, but 'Check before you burn' season is taking place now and the Jan Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reminding residents in the Central Valley to check before using their residential wood burning device. "The Check Before You Burn program provides an opportunity


Another retailer closing stores: J. Crew feels the pain

J. Crew plans to close 39 stores in the coming months. The high-end clothing company will close the stores by the end of January, according to CNN Money. The company did not say which shops it plans to close. Fresno has the only J. Crew store in the central San Joaquin Valley; it is in Fig Garden Vi


Review: Melissa Leo schools young nuns in 'Novitiate'

With Margaret Betts' blistering debut, Academy Award-winner Leo could earn herself another invite to the Oscars A group of nuns-to-be get the schooling of a lifetime in "Novitiate," a harsh, searing religious drama which revolves around a hellfire performance from a volcanic Melissa Leo. Leo's not t

DETROIT NEWS - 2017-11-24 05:09:35

Lakefront Novi Home Offers Recreational Opportunities

NOVI, MI - An impressive waterfront home in Island Lake of Novi with 7,000 square feet of finely appointed living space is listed for $1.4 million, according to Realtor.com. The home features a dramatic two-story great room with 180 degree lake views, a sun-filled solarium, and a beautifully finish


Novi's Light Up the Night holiday event taking place Dec. 1

Novis largest annual holiday celebration will take place Dec. 1 on the civic centers campus. Light Up the Night will mark the beginning of the holiday season from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature a tree lighting, fireworks, craft show, games, food trucks, ice sculptures and more. This is truly on


Novi police searching for man suspected of robbing GNC store

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) - Novi Police Officers are searching for a man suspected of robbing a GNC store on Grand River Avenue. According to officers, the store employee was approached by a white man with his face concealed by a bandana. The man demanded money after producing a semi-automatic handgun. The


Police: Armed robber holds up GNC store in Novi

Novi police report an armed robbery that occurred Nov. 21 at the GNC store at 47780 Grand River Avenue. Novi Police Detective Sgt. Scott Baetens said a man armed with a semi-automatic black handgun entered the business and demanded money from the store clerk. Baetens said the suspect brandished the


Review: 'Novitiate' is set in a convent of horrors

Imagine the boot camp bullying of "Full Metal Jacket" occurring at a stern convent that trains Catholic girls to be nuns in 1964 Tennessee. That gives you an idea of what to expect from "Novitiate," the debut film of writer-director Margaret Betts. "Novitiate" is challenging, uncomfortable, violent,


'My Thoughts Are With You': Mich. Community Honors Fallen Deputy

OAKLAND COUNTY, MI. - The loss of Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Overall early Thanksgiving Day has brought a shower of love and support to his family from across metropolitan Detroit. Dozens of people gathered to remember Overall at a candlelight vigil Thursday night. Others expressed sorrow

PATCH - 2017-11-24 16:08:37

2 drivers hospitalized after apparent drunken driving crash in Canton

CANTON, Mich. - Two drivers were hospitalized Friday after a two-car crash in Canton, police said. The incident happened around 12:10 a.m. in the area of Ford Road and Ridge Road. Police said a 37-year-old Canton man was driving east on Ford Road in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette when he lost control o

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-11-24 13:23:51

Crookston woman injured in one-vehicle crash in Polk County

CROOKSTON-A Crookston woman was sent to the hospital Wednesday after a rollover in Polk County. At 11:12 a.m., Christina Lee Sargent, 32, was driving north in a 2004 Chevy Pickup on U.S. Highway 75 when she veered to the right and overcorrected about 8 miles north of Crookston, according to a news r

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-11-23 18:21:05

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Yetka, Beavers ready for conference play

BEMIDJI -- The last time Drew Yetka and Harrison Cleary shared a court, they both donned the blue and gray of Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, Wis. That won't be the case today. "It'll be really weird. It'll be different colored jerseys this time," said Yetka, a freshman guard on the Bemidji Stat

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-11-25 04:31:01

DNR announces 17 parcels for December sale

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer 17 parcels for sale in three public oral bid auctions in December. Property information, auction instructions and a map of the parcels can be found on the DNR's land sale webpage. The properties include unimproved recreational land

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-11-23 11:31:17

Two Grand Forks incidents recorded in FBI hate crimes report

Two Grand Forks incidents were counted among the FBI's 2016 Hate Crime Statistics Report released last month, though neither prompted criminal charges. One incident, the widely reported and criticized Snapchat photo of UND students gloating after locking a black student out of a residence hall drew

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2017-11-24 13:59:00