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Groundwater Plan Could Give Corcoran More of a Sinking Feeling

It’s hard to imagine state officials giving the thumbs up to a groundwater sustainability plan that potentially allows Corcoran – California’s subsidence epicenter – to sink another 6 feet. Especially considering the tiny, rural town was forced to spend $14...
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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 Wasco State Prison in Central California since De...