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Snow Falls on I-80 at Top of Sierra Nevada

RENO, Nev. — It's still technically summer but snow is falling in the Sierra along the California-Nevada line. California transportation officials posted a photo on the Caltrans District 3 Twitter account shortly after noon Monday showing snow accumulating ...
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Lessons Learned by Picking Cantaloupes in San Joaquin Valley

It’s cantaloupe season in the San Joaquin Valley, a time that takes me back to a summer during high school when I picked melons in Huron for farming pioneer Russell Giffen. I didn’t know Giffen. I was merely one of thousands of high school and college students...
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Triple-Digit Heat Triggers Cooling Centers Throughout Fresno

Here comes the heat. And with it, the opening of cooling centers throughout Fresno. Tuesday's high is expected to reach 105 degrees in the Fresno area. The city of Fresno opens its designated locations for escaping the heat when the temperature reaches that...

Snow Survey Finds California Water Nearly Doubled

PHILLIPS STATION — California water officials say cities and farms can expect ample water supplies this summer after winter storms blanketed the Sierra Nevada, nearly doubling the snowpack average for this time...
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Man Bites Dog: Koreans Eat Dog Meat To Beat Heat

PYONGYANG, North Korea — In North Korea, summer is not a good time to be a dog. In the sizzling heat, North Korea's biggest brewery is pumping out twice as much beer as usual, Pyongyang residents are lining up to get their "bingsu" — a syrupy treat made wit...