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Three Valley Prisons Hit with Mumps Outbreak

SACRAMENTO — Authorities are trying to deal with an outbreak of mumps at four California prisons, including three in the Central Valley. Six confirmed cases and 22 suspected cases of mumps have been found at...
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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...