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Hurtado Announces $15M for Valley Drinking Water

Failing water systems throughout the southern San Joaquin Valley will get a $15 million boost thanks to the efforts of state Sen. Melissa Hurtado, a Sanger Democrat. “Access to clean drinking water is one of...
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How California is Working to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Millions of Californians face an unprecedented increase in natural disasters brought about climate change with an accompanying increase in risk. Unless. Karen Baker Special to CALmatters Imagine if everyone is prepared in advance of an emergency...
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Fresno County Firefighter Dies in Car Crash Near Merced

MERCED — The California Highway Patrol says a Cal Fire firefighter died in a car crash in Merced County. “On behalf of all Californians, Jennifer and I extend our condolences to Captain Stacy Hamilton’s family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time....