Central Valley Judge Drops Murder Charge Over Drug-Related StillbirthA Central Valley judge dismissed a murder case against a woman who delivered a stillbirth after consuming methamphetamine, saying prosecutors failed to provide evidence that she took drugs knowing that it could kill her baby.
Rare Gray Wolf Moves Farther South Into Central CaliforniaA gray wolf born in Oregon has been tracked farther south in California than any previous wolf equipped with a GPS collar, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said.
California Pushes Back High-Speed Rail Construction Deadline For Central Valley Stretch To 2023California is again pushing back the deadline and raising the cost for its high-speed rail project, this time asking the Biden administration for a one-year extension on completing construction on a section of track in the Central Valley.
COVID-19 Outbreak: Large Foster Farms Chicken Processing Plant Ordered To Shut Down; 'It’s Time To Hit The Reset Button'A chicken processing plant in central California has been ordered to shut down after it became the site of one of the largest and most severe COVID-19 outbreaks in the state, health officials said.
Fresno County School That Opened Classrooms Ordered to CloseFresno County ordered a private school to close Thursday after it reopened classrooms in violation of a state health order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Dr. Deborah Birx: Central Valley Among Latest Areas Of Concern For COVID-19 RiseThe White House coronavirus task force is warning states about an uptick in coronavirus test positivity rates in a number of new cities this week and raised concerns about California's Central Valley.
Newsom: State Deploys 'Wildfire' Fighting Strategy To Tame Central Valley COVID-19 SpikeGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined how California was intervening to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in the Central Valley, saying health officials were following the model that reduced the number of coronavirus cases in Imperial County in June.
Newsom Unveils $52M Plan To Reduce Spiking COVID Cases Among Central Valley Essential WorkersGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced a new $52 million plan to help the eight counties in the struggling Central Valley come to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Missing Central Valley 2-Year-Old Special Needs Boy Found Dead; Parents Arrested For MurderThe parents of a two-year-old missing boy were arrested Friday on suspicion of murder, a day after police found the remains of a child believed to be those of the boy in a remote area outside the central California city of Madera, authorities said.
Tulare County Defies California Health Orders With ReopeningTulare County's board of supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to move further into the state's four-stage reopening plan than is allowed.
Coronavirus Update: Central Valley Town Declares Itself 'Sanctuary City,' Defies Stay-at-Home OrderOfficials in Atwater, near Merced, unanimously agreed Friday not to enforce the nearly 2-month-old order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, meaning local authorities won't interfere with any business or church that decides to reopen ahead of state restrictions.
Rep. Devin Nunes: Closing Schools Over Coronavirus 'Way Overkill,' Again Questions Social DistancingRep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) on Tuesday complained that his state's decision to close schools is "way overkill" and unnecessarily harms the economy despite experts' urgent calls to maintain social distancing.
California Farmworkers Essential to U.S. Food Supply During Growing Coronavirus CrisisWorking from home for farmers means getting out in the field, operating as essential businesses in the heart of California's Central Valley, supplying food to much of the U.S. even as schools, restaurants and stores have closed because of the coronavirus.
Rep. Devin Nunes Contradicts Experts' Calls For Coronavirus Social Distancing: 'Go To Your Local Pub'Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) on Sunday contradicted health experts' recommendation that Americans practice "social distancing" to curb the spread of coronavirus.
California Sues Trump Administration Over Increased Water Diversions To FarmersCalifornia is suing the Trump administration to block new rules that would divert more water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmers, saying the rules do not protect endangered fish species.