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Gov. Jerry Brown (center), his wife, Anne Gust Brown (center right), and Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator (center left), along with other dignitaries sign a section of rail during the California High-Speed Rail groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno, January 6, 2015. (CBS)

California Breaks Ground On High-Speed Rail Project; Doubts Remain Over 1st-In-Nation System

California’s high-speed rail project became the first in the nation to break ground on Tuesday, aiming to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

01/06/2015

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Central Valley Citrus Farmers Fend Off Frost Despite Freezing Temperatures

Despite the recent cold temperatures falling below freezing, citrus farmers in the Central Valley say they’ve managed to save their crops.

01/04/2015

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Construction Begins On California’s High-Speed Rail System

Work on the first leg of the system gets underway Tuesday, in Fresno. Once completed, it will be the nation’s first high speed rail system.

01/03/2015

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40 People Stranded On Ski Lift For Over 2 Hours At China Peak Mountain Resort

More than 40 people were stranded on a ski lift at a Central California mountain resort after strong winds blew a cable off its line.

01/01/2015

Melissa Carleton and her  husband Brian Lande (GoFundMe.com)

9 Months Later, Mother Who Gave Birth To Baby Boy While In A Coma Returns Home To Fresno

A Fresno mother returned home Saturday for the first time in over nine months since she fell into a coma while pregnant with her son.

12/29/2014

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Growers Fear Pres. Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor Shortage

Thousands of the state’s farm workers, who make up a significant portion of those who will benefit, may choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work.

12/28/2014

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Despite ‘No’ Votes By Local Reps, California Projects Get Big Boost From Congressional Spending Bill

California received funding for a long list of programs and projects from a new $1.1 trillion congressional spending bill passed late Saturday night, despite most California representatives voting against it.

12/15/2014

Thomas Artiaga is seen in a frame from a cellphone video carrying Robert Wells from an apartment fire in Fresno, October 18, 2014. (Beth Lederach)

Mystery Good Samaritan Comes Forward To Meet Man He Rescued From Fresno Apartment Fire

A mystery Good Samaritan who pulled an elderly man away from a Fresno apartment fire in a rescue caught on camera has emerged to meet the man he rescued.

10/21/2014

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CVS To Pay $250K To 4 Norcal Counties After Claims Of Misleading Product Labels

Pharmacy giant CVS has reached a settlement over claims it was using fake size labels for some products.

10/05/2014

Gabriel Quintara (Fresno County Sheriff's Office)

Teenagers Arrested In Clubbing Of 920 Chickens At Central Valley Foster Farms Plant

Authorities in Fresno County have arrested four people, including three juveniles, in connection with the clubbing of more than 900 chickens at a Foster Farms plant last month.

10/02/2014

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