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San Joaquin Valley

Farmer John Doubles Down

Carl Pope | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Californians are welcoming rain, but that hasn't stopped the astonishingly bold-faced water grab by San Joaquin Valley Republicans which would massively redistribute the state's water in the favor of Republican farming districts.

How Will The Golden State Face An Epic Drought?

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Dr. Reese Halter

There are at least three things to be aware of if you live in California (and elsewhere): A warming world is fraught with drought that begets wildfires, the cost of fresh water is far too inexpensive, and failing to plan ensures that you have planned to fail.

The Big Kill, Part Two

Glen Martin | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

Remember what happened on the Klamath River in 2002? You can be forgiven if you've repressed the memory: it was painful in the extreme, particularly ...

The Madness of King Jerry

Glen Martin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Glen Martin

Recycling, conservation, desalinization plants and rain recovery systems for new residential and commercial projects will all help assure California's water security. A peripheral canal makes no sense economically or environmentally.

Matt Sledge

Community Colleges Tackle Skills Gap In Land Of High Unemployment | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.21.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Cows love alfalfa. Feeding it to them, however, involves a complicated seed-supply chain running from the farms of California's Central Va...

Heating and Air Pollution

Marcelo Mena | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Marcelo Mena

What's the point of spending money on all clean technology, when it is clearly more cost-effective to clean up residential wood burning?

PHOTOS: A Jewel Of Conservation In California

Posted 11.11.2011 | Green

60 miles north of Los Angeles is the Tejon Ranch. At 269,000 acres, it is the largest continuous private landholding in California. Under threat f...

Central CA Scrambles To Avoid Massive Pollution Fine

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

FRESNO, Calif. — Air quality officials in one of the nation's most polluted basins are appealing to residents' sense of civic responsibility to ...

Can Central Valley Agriculture Work?

Berit Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Berit Anderson

I was surprised to discover that the culprit behind San Joaquin Valley's water shortage doesn't wear a suit to work or vote on legislation. It is the rare Delta Smelt.

10 Years After Laura Wilcox Murder, California Still Refuses to Use Law That Saves Lives, Saves Money, and Helps Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

The reason Laura's Law isn't working is that the state legislature passed the law but refused to see it gets used.

Agricultural Production in Central Valley Leaves Toxic Legacy for Locals

Erica Gies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erica Gies

California's Central Valley is among the most productive agricultural regions in the world. But its bounty brings fertilizer and pesticide runoff, polluting water and tainting wells.

Rural Valley Smog Mystery Solved: Cattle Feed Emits Huge Levels Of Ozone

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The smog in California's San Joaquin Valley has puzzled scientists for years. Even though the region is largely rural and agricultural, its smog level...

Marching for California, Again

Gavin Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gavin Riley

We draw inspiration for the March for California's Future from the famous marches for justice in the 1960s and particularly the 1966 march from Delano to Sacramento by Cesar Chavez and the UFW.

A Crisis in Faith

Irene Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Irene Gonzalez

If I have learned anything during this March for California's Future, it is that people in the San Joaquin Valley have lost their faith and their hope along with their jobs and homes.

Why I March: To Preserve Allensworth

Doug Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Doug Moore

As we work to build a brighter future, we must not forget the past. That is why the March for California's Future is fighting to preserve California's great historic parks.

Paul Rodriguez -- A Latin King With a Thirst for Comedy, Water and a Cause

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Before Paul Rodriguez called me yesterday, I expected the interview to be nothing more than a typical publicity plug for his stint this weekend at the Denver Improv.

The Water Debate We Are Not Having

Cynthia Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cynthia Koehler

Sooner or later California is going to change how it uses water. We can do it before we lose our fish, or after.

Federal Bailout Won't Make A Dent in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Problems

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

The Delta, which provides water to nearly two-thirds of all Californians and is suffering from a three year drought, may not have a federal bailout after all.

California's 20th Congressional District Ranked The Lowest In New Health And Well-Being Survey

McClatchy Newspapers | Michael Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Poverty, poor health and plenty of school dropouts have put the San Joaquin Valley's 20th Congressional District dead last in a new national scorecard...