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California High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Board Approves Central Valley Section; Fresno Assemblyman Says Authority Has Gone Off The Rails

Plans to build a $ 68 billion high-speed rail system in California took a big step forward as the state’s high-speed rail board approved a route for a key segment of the project that stretches from Fresno to Bakersfield.

05/08/2014

Jason Grant Hunwarsden was arrested in Gilroy on December 18, 2013 after authorities said he escaped from the Merced County Jail. (Gilroy Police)

Armed Fugitive From Merced County Jail Captured In Gilroy Hotel

An armed fugitive from the Merced County Jail surrendered to SWAT team officers in Gilroy early Wednesday morning after authorities tracked him to a hotel room in the city, a Gilroy police spokesman said.

12/18/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Firefighters Make Progress In Rim Fire, Smoke Drifts Into Central Valley

Winds had been blowing dense smoke plumes northeast into the Lake Tahoe area and Nevada but a shift Friday brought them west down to the San Joaquin Valley floor.

08/30/2013

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Feds Give OK To California High-Speed Rail Construction

A federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.

06/13/2013

(CBS)

Woman Crashes SUV Into Pool At Merced Apartment Complex

A Merced woman is OK after crashing her SUV into an apartment complex swimming pool.

01/17/2013

Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Game 2 Starter Grew Up Rooting For Giants

Starting on the road in the World Series is even more special for Doug Fister than taking the mound in Detroit this October.

10/25/2012

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Feds Approve Of First Leg Of California High-Speed Rail

Federal officials have given their approval to start construction on the first phase of California’s high-speed rail system.

09/19/2012

Meth recovered from a Contra Costa County bust. (Contra Costa County Sheriff)

Agents Seize $9 Million Worth Of Meth In Central Valley

Members of a Central Valley drug task force say they’ve seized millions of dollars worth of methamphetamine in what is believed to be the largest meth bust ever conducted in the valley.

08/14/2012

A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

6 Northern California Cities Named On ‘Most Miserable’ List

Six Northern California cities made Forbes’ list of the worst places to live in the country, including Sacramento at No. 5 for the second year in a row, according to the magazine.

02/03/2012

High Speed Rail Image (www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov)

High Speed Rail Authority Comes Under Fire Following State Audit

The California High Speed Rail Authority dealt a setback to proponents who hoped to see the bullet train zip through the Bay Area sooner rather than later.

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