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Late-Winter Systems to Bring Rain, Snow to Central California

A low-pressure system moving inland through Southern California on Thursday was expected to draw subtropical moisture northwestward, bringing showers and a chance of thunderstorms, the National Weather Service said. The next weather system is expected to be...
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Trump’s Signature Could Mean More Water for Valley

More water will flow toward San Joaquin Valley farmers, President Donald Trump declared at an event in Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon. Trump announced the completion of biological opinions that will increase water allocations in Californians. “A majo...
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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 ...