Photo of vineyard in Kern County

Farmers Don’t Need to Read the Science. We Are Living It.

The New York Times Subscription FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Many farmers probably haven’t read the new report from the United Nations warning of threats to the global food supply from climate change and land misuse. But we don’t need to read the science — ...
Photo of snow on Highway 168 below Shaver Lake

More Rain, Snow, and Flooding Headed Our Way

First, the San Joaquin Valley floor will get wet Friday night, Saturday and possibly on Sunday. Then, it will get drenched Tuesday and Wednesday. And, up in the mountains, more snow is on the way. That...
Photo of the Friant-Kern Canal in the San Joaquin Valley

Can the Valley Balance People, Water, Ag, and Environment?

The San Joaquin Valley can overcome big challenges facing agriculture, the environment, and rural public health if major stakeholders embrace creative solutions to relieve stress on its water system. However, forging agreement on these solutions won't be ea...
Photo of snow on the Grapevine highway in California

Southbound Lanes on Grapevine Are Open Again

UPDATE, 6:53 P.M. Caltrans says the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine are open again after they were closed earlier Monday because of high winds and snow. GRAPEVINE: Southbound I-5 is now OPEN! CHP is providing pacing, please exercis...