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Clean drinking water, relief for farmers, unusual win-win

Water is undeniably one of the most important issues impacting the South San Joaquin Valley. As farmers, we are either worried about lack of water supply or over regulation of it, but as residents, we should also be concerned about water quality. An analysis of reports from the State Water Resources

HANFORD SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 13:00:00

Suspect in crash that killed Lincoln athlete ticketed for exceeding 100 mph in June

STOCKTON - The man arrested on a felony DUI charge after Friday's crash that killed a Lincoln High School football player was ticketed less than four months ago by the CHP for driving more than 100 mph on Highway 99. Anthony Raul Calderon, 31, entered a guilty plea in the June case and was assessed

RECORD - 2017-09-18 22:33:31

It's time for the United Way of San Joaquin campaign kickoff

It's that time of the year when the United Way of San Joaquin hosts its annual Campaign Kick-off Luncheon. Each year the United Way is blessed to bring together community leaders in one room, to hear an inspirational story, said Andy Prokop, president/CEO of the United Way of San Joaquin. The doors

RECORD - 2017-09-18 23:40:41

Looking for a job? Here are the Valley's most in demand

California's unemployment rate rose from 4.8 percent to 5.1 percent last month, according to the state Employment Development Department. The upside, though, it's lower than last August's rate of 5.4 percent. The high demand of middle-skill career options in the San Joaquin Valley could help push t

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2017-09-17 17:58:34

Delta tunnels: Time to fish or cut bait

Eleven years of talk is about to turn into action. Over the next several weeks, water districts flung across hundreds of miles of California - from the sprawling almond orchards of the San Joaquin Valley, to the second biggest city in the nation in Los Angeles - will give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down

RECORD - 2017-09-17 20:45:00

Trains: What is the future of passenger rail in Kern County?

Bakersfield is a big freight train hub and much of its history is steeped in smoke and gear grease. But is it a passenger train town? Will it be a decade from now? Currently, seven Amtrak trains running north from Bakersfield are the only passenger rail link to northern California. But Kern County i

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2017-09-17 23:05:00

Clean, affordable drinking water is a human right

California is facing a severe drinking-water crisis. Many communities throughout California have been facing contamination issues for years. The majority of contaminated wells in the state are in the San Joaquin Valley, where the most common contaminates are nitrates followed closely by arsenic salt

FRESNO BEE - 2017-09-17 00:44:00

Our Diversity: Black Urban Farmers taking steps to make farming a positive

STOCKTON - The Black Urban Farmers Association came about two years ago out of a desire by 12 people to honor black farmers - a shrinking demographic. But the association's goal also is to "get affordable produce in the hands of as many people as we can." Inez Aldridge and other BUFA members were bu

RECORD - 2017-09-16 20:27:23

Toxic stress is a killer - what can we do about it?

Isaiah Mosley's father was gunned down when he was just 3 years old. Years later, his brother was killed in a high-profile shooting outside a hookah bar in Bakersfield. In between, his mother was incarcerated and he was shuffled into foster home after foster home. Eventually, he was separated from h

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2017-09-17 00:00:00

CHP: Crash kills Salinas man near Hollister

A 44-year-old Salinas man died in a crash on Highway 101 near Gilroy Saturday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man, who isn't identified in the press release, was walking along Highway 101 north of Highway 156 at 3:12 p.m. when he began standing in the No. 2 lane, officers

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-18 18:16:05

Attempted murder suspect at large in Salinas

KSBW Updated: 11:42 PM PDT Sep 17, 2017 A 21-year old male was shot in the forearm by an unknown assailant around 8:45 at Calle Cebu and Sherwood Drive. The victim was the passenger in a car stopped at the intersection. A dark-colored sedan pulled alongside and fired one round into the victim car

KSBW.COM - 2017-09-18 06:42:00

Squid watches as business owners take aim at homeless people.

Close Range...Squid spent the beautiful weekend oozing around to what felt like the greatest hits of Monterey County. There was ElGrito, a community gathering in Salinas. Big Little Lies, filmed largely in Monterey County, performed well at the Emmys. Lots of talent shone at the Monterey Jazz Festiv

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-18 20:30:00

Salinas El Grito Festival attracts thousands

Most days of the week, the stretch of East Alisal Street from Wood Street to Sanborn Road can be one of the busiest areas of the city. The sidewalks fill with families out looking for a deal and people looking for something to eat at one of the seemingly endless restaurants and food trucks that line

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-18 21:17:57

Monterey County Jail expansion project breaks ground

As construction of the new Monterey County Juvenile Hall continues, the long-awaited Monterey County Jail expansion project also started construction on Monday morning. "It's a very unique or rare situation that juvenile hall's construction is going right along at the same time as our construction

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-19 00:11:53

Opinion: Monarchs need 'Airbnb for butterflies' or they'll go extinct

Bay Area News Group Archives A monarch butterfly sips nectar from swamp milkweed flower. (Bay Area News Group Archives) A monarch butterfly feeds on a flower at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary on Monday November 21, 2016. David Royal - Monterey Herald) Monarch butterflies clump together on cypru

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:05:39

Laura Prepon returns to work

Laura Prepon has returned to work after giving birth to her first child. The 37-year-old actress and her fiance Ben Foster welcomed a baby daughter - whose name they are yet to unveil publicly - into the world last month, and on Monday (18.09.17) Laura shared a picture of herself back on the set of

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

Justin Theroux: I don't manscape, I'm natural

Justin Theroux insists he doesn't manscape - despite his wife Jennifer Aniston claiming he does. The 46-year-old actor - who married the former 'Friends' star in 2015 - lets things grow "naturally" in his private area, but has been known to take some of her beauty products to wash himself with. Spea

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

Jada Pinkett Smith is not a Scientologist

Jada Pinkett Smith has rubbished claims she is a Scientologist. The 'Girls Trip' star took to Twitter on Tuesday (09.19.17) after actress Leah Remini - who left the controversial sci-fi cult in 2013 - alleged that she had seen the 46-year-old beauty at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in L

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 14:00:00

Matthew Vaughn wants to make a 'feel good Superman film

Matthew Vaughn wants to make a "feel good and heroic" Superman movie. The 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' filmmaker has confirmed he was completing talks with Warner Bros. Pictures about possibly helming 'Man of Steel 2' but admitted he would want the story to be like a "modern version" of Richard Don

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Patty Jenkins is very excited about DC future

Patty Jenkins is very "excited" about the future of the DC Extended Universe because of how many talented directors are involved in the upcoming movies. The 46-year-old filmmaker helmed hit blockbuster 'Wonder Woman' - which stars actress Gal Gadot in the titular role - and following months of negot

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-19 12:00:00