Voracious Rodents in Central Valley Set Off Alarms

LOS BANOS — One of the most recent threats to California's environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots. "Boy, they're an ugly-looking thin...
Photo of man drawing a water sample in Stockton, CA

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates State Law

LOS ANGELES — The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state's environmental protection law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in Sacramento federal court to block a contentious plan approved in Dec...