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Valley County Puts Big Fines on Illegal Pot Grows

MODESTO — A Central Valley county will try to deter illegal marijuana cultivation by imposing hefty administrative penalties. The Modesto Bee reports the fines taking effect Dec. 19 in Stanislaus County are $1,000 per day per plant and will be assessed betw...

Farms, the Environment, and the Future of Water

In the middle of July, I was surprised to find myself trudging through a couple feet of snow while hiking south of Lake Tahoe. It was a striking contrast to the long walks I took on the dry lakebed of Folsom Re...

Fresno State Is Again Among Nation’s Best Universities

The accolades continue for Fresno State, which has many missions, not the least of which is to graduate first-generation college students. Washington Monthly ranked Fresno State No. 24 in the nation among out of 395 public and private colleges on its latest...