After weeks of uncertainty and pressure from members of Congress, federal officials on Wednesday announced a plan for managing water releases from California’s largest reservoir this summer in a manner that will not involve cutbacks in farm water deliveries – at least if all goes as hoped. The good news for farmers may not bode well for endangered fish.
A California Highway Patrol officer has died from injuries suffered Saturday when he was struck by an out-of-control sport-utility vehicle in wintry conditions along westbound Interstate 80 near Donner Summit, according to CHP officials.
With prolonged and steady rain falling on Northern California for the first time in weeks, tensions are rising over how to manage the stormwater flows now streaming through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Anna Allen survived the most deadly avalanche in U.S. ski history, fighting through frostbite and severe dehydration during the five days she was buried beneath heavy snow and debris at Alpine Meadows.
As a Sacramento assemblyman called for her to resign Friday, UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi apologized for accepting questionable corporate board positions and pledged to give $200,000 in textbook company stock to a scholarship fund for UC Davis students.
Judging by his huge smiles, Aaron Nguyen loved playing basketball. In Facebook and Instagram photos with his youth basketball team, the 12-year-old boy grinned ear to ear while clutching a ball bigger than his head.
Her dogs were her companions and friends, Alexandria Griffin-Heady said Wednesday of the pit bull terriers that, while she was away from home Sunday, killed her little brother in rural Yuba County. But she hates what they have done, she said, and so she has signed papers that will allow them to be put to death.
Federal agents have arrested an Iraqi refugee in Sacramento on a charge that he lied to immigration authorities over his ties to terror groups and travel to Syria, where he allegedly fought before returning to the United States in 2014.
Residents of drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, falling short of the governor’s 25 percent conservation mandate for a second straight month, officials reported Tuesday.
California regulators are undertaking an unique experiment to govern water use for marijuana growers. The Sacramento Bee joined state officials as they visited sites with growers’ approval to issue instructions on water conservation and issue violation notices. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee)
California officials visit pot farms to identify water usage issues
Valley Water Summit at Gallo Center in Modesto
Junn announces $1M award to raise Stanislaus State grad rates