Opinion: Valley Should Not Be Held Captive to PG&E Failures

The residents of the Central Valley are faced with a utility service company that, in the past two decades, has become a tax collector forced to be under the protection of the federal bankruptcy court for the second time. In this situation, debtors and soph...

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...
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Marijuana Seized From Building Co-Owned by Ex-Congressman Denham

Turlock police have seized nearly 4,000 illegal marijuana plants inside a building co-owned by former U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham. The Modesto Bee says police raided the industrial building Wednesday, arresting five people and seizing guns, pot, and other drugs. ...
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California Sells Another $600M in Bonds for High-Speed Rail

SACRAMENTO — California sold $600 million in bonds Tuesday to help pay for building high-speed rail even as lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledge challenges to completing the project. The bond money is a key source of funding for the troubled rail sys...