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.
Trump Delivering On Water Pledge To Wealthy California FarmersHoisting the spoils of victories in California’s hard-fought water wars, President Donald Trump is directing more of the state’s precious water to wealthy farmers and other agriculture interests when he visits their Republican Central Valley stronghold Wednesday.
Study Shows Tons Of Unharvested Produce In California Left To Rot In The FieldsA groundbreaking study of farming practices in the nation's breadbasket of Northern and Central California shows that, after harvesting, there are tons of food left over and left to rot in the fields while Bay Area families are going hungry.
2 Fresno County Children Shot While Sitting In Parents' CarAuthorities in central California say two children are recovering after being shot while sitting in their parents' car.
South Bay Water Agency Proposes Storing Water Beneath Ranch in Central ValleyThe South Bay's biggest water district is considering buying a sprawling cattle ranch 100 miles away in the San Joaquin Valley.
Effort To Eradicate Invasive Nutria From California Sees ProgressMore than 400 nutria have been captured in the first year of an effort to eradicate the invasive South American rodent from California.
DNA Clears Accused Golden State Killer Of 1975 MurderAfter DNA tests, the accused Golden State Killer has been cleared of involvement in the 1975 murder of a 14-year-old girl in the Central Valley.
Central Valley Man Accused Of Killing Dog That Urinated On YardA Central Valley man is under arrest on animal cruelty charges after authorities said he used an assault rifle to shoot a dog that urinated on his yard and his car.
UC Davis Study Shows Central Valley Farmland a Major Source of Air PollutionA major contributor to harmful smog in California comes from the heavily-fertilized soil in the Central Valley, according to a new study from UC Davis.
Agricultural Demand For Water Has California’s Central Valley Sinking FastInch by inch, a critical, gravity-fed canal system is collapsing in California's Central Valley.