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California Farmers to Get More Water
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:27 -0700

The Department of Water Resources said it is increasing water allotments from the State Water Project from zero to 5 percent of what water districts have requested. The news comes as the state is experiencing its third consecutive dry year

New Pistachio Plant Coming To Firebaugh
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:09:03 -0700

The Horizon Nut Company has purchased 1,200 acres in Firebaugh for a new facility that will expand its pistachio processing operation to 100 million pounds each year.

Farmers rally for water
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:30:02 -0700

FIREBAUGH – Farmers, civic leaders and elected officials from throughout the San Joaquin Valley converged on Firebaugh Tuesday morning to fight for water…..the lifeblood of their crops and of jobs that support families and communities whose livelihood depends on agriculture.

East Contra Costa letters to the editor
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:15:33 -0700

There is an alternative to boring tunnels beneath the Delta. There are trillions of gallons of unpotable, salinated, subsurface ground water beneath the central valley. The people of California can save billions of dollars and the ecological calamity it will cost to bore the tunnels.

Community Food Bank prepares for longer lines due to drought
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:11:54 -0700

The Community Food Bank is looking at better ways to serve what they believe will be a surge of families in need because of the drought.

Water crisis hangs over agriculture
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:30:04 -0700

Agriculture is an industry in crisis, facing an uncertain fate and the potential for economic disaster which would ripple from the fields and orchards through every community they surround.

Local Roundup: Cabrillo softball gets win, ranking in NorCal and state polls
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:15:12 -0700

Taylor Tessier pitched five innings, striking out eight batters and walking two, as the Cabrillo College softball team topped host Monterey Peninsula College 3-1 in Coast Conference South Division play on Thursday.

Local Roundup: Golfer Cory McElyea in the hunt at WCC championships
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:14:27 -0700

San Francisco golfer Cory McElyea, a Harbor High alum, sits in second place after the first round of the West Coast Conference championships on Monday.

Honored for community service
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:11 -0700

Surprised and excited award recipients, a mouth watering display of homemade desserts for the Great Dessert Auction, an opportunity to visit with friends and to get an earful from every Fresno County District 4 Supervisor candidate - and another year of not winning anything in the raffle to cap off the evening.