Tag: Central Valley

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California Farmers Worry Sanctuary Laws Increase ICE Raids

With the State of California and its three largest cities arrogantly declaring themselves sanctuaries from federal law enforcement, Central Valley agricultural communities worry that the state will provoke a retaliatory increase in federal immigration raids.

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Boring Company Wins First Hyperloop Commercial Drilling Approval

Washington, DC, has issued the Boring Company its first commercial drilling permit for a Hyperloop tunnel that CEO Elon Musk promises will eventually offer a 29-minute service to downtown New York City. The drilling permit follows Musk’s July tweet that he had “verbal government

Jake Hart, 13, plays in the rising floodwater during a storm in Seal Beach, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The heavy downpour on Sunday drenched Orange County in one of the heaviest storms of the year. Fast-moving floodwaters swept through California mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred …

Midwest ‘Flash Drought’ Warns El Niño May Hammer West Coast

The “flash drought” in the upper plains states, and rising temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, are warnings that another El Niño is forming that could slam the West Coast this winter with heavy rainfall, widespread flooding and infrastructure failure risks.

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Central Valley to SF Bay Area: Stop Using Us As Your Ashtray

Inside the global climate change champion of California, is the San Francisco Bay Area, the world’s “Green Capital.” It is also the largest contributor to some of the worst air quality in the nation. For a third of California located downwind and across the coastal hills, the Bay Area is literally making it hard to breathe.

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Devin Nunes Will Return to Fresno to Discuss Water on Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is heading to California to attend the annual Ag Lenders Society meeting in Fresno on Friday, where he will address water issues affecting the Golden State.

Central Valley aqueducts (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Don’t Expect Central Valley to Stop Sinking After Drought — Yet

Farmers in the Central Valley know that it will take three to four years for water to permeate down to the underground aquifers and start raising the land again. But environmentalists warn of a crisis due to the Central Valley still sinking after this year’s heavy rains, due to the use of groundwater during the five-year drought.

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Fresno Bee: One Month in, Central Valley Voters Praise Trump

Voters in California’s Central Valley have ample praise for President Donald Trump, telling the Fresno Bee that they are pleased with how he has been handling his duties so far, after just over one month in office.

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California Rain: Dam Spillway Opened for First Time in 20 Years

As rain continues in California, officials in San Joaquin County issued evacuation orders after a levee breach, and Turlock Irrigation District officials opened the spillway on the Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years.

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Water-Starved Central Valley Says ‘Good Riddance’ to Boxer

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is retiring after 24 years in the U.S. Senate — and many in California’s Central Valley are glad to see her go. The liberal Democrat had a rocky relationship with the region over water issues, especially in the last few years.

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Historic Water Bill Passes, Promising Relief to Central Valley

The Senate overcame a filibuster effort by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) early Saturday morning, bringing relief to farmers in the Central Valley — and potential lawsuits by environmental groups.

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In Final Act, Boxer to Filibuster Bipartisan Water Compromise

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California is determined to be remembered as a defiant and dogmatic leftist, as she plans Friday to filibuster a bipartisan water bill that gives her state’s farmers more access to water after six years of drought.

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Boxer vs. Feinstein over Bipartisan Federal Water Bill

Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is challenging fellow California Senator and liberal Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) over the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which emerged from bipartisan compromise in both houses.

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California’s New ‘Hot Air’ Obsession: Cow Farts

First, California leftists want to secede from the United States of America, simply because they don’t like the outcome of one election. Now they want to regulate cow flatulence. Yes, cow farts and burps — now subject to regulation in the most regulated state in the union.

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REPORT: America’s Deadliest Highway is CA Route 99

A newly-released report has pinpointed Highway 99, in California’s Central Valley, as the deadliest major highway in the country, after finding that the 400-mile stretch of road has been the site of at least 62 fatal accidents per 100 miles over a five-year span.

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Obama Judge Halts New Fracking on Federal Land in California

Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald halted a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to open more than 1,500 square miles of federal land in central California to fracking on Tuesday, saying that more study is needed of the effects on groundwater and endangered species.

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Yes, Donald Trump Campaigned in … California

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made two quick stops in California on Tuesday for fundraisers, speaking on issues of particular importance to Californians ahead of a Wednesday meeting in Mexico with the President of Mexico, and Trump’s much-anticipated immigration speech in Arizona.

Tulare Central Valley (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Donald Trump Talks Water at Central Valley Fundraiser

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a quiet, lightning-fast visit to California’s Central Valley on Tuesday, listening to local concerns about federal water policy, which continues to divert water from farms to an endangered fish.

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Clinton Cash: Bill Heads to Sacramento to Collect for Hillary

Former President Bill Clinton is set to continue a fundraising jaunt though California on Monday, during which he will rally with state labor leaders and attend a series of pricey fundraisers to collect cash for his wife Hillary’s presidential campaign at scheduled stops in the Central Valley and in Sacramento.

Central Valley aqueducts (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

When Water Policy Kills Farming, Consumers Will Pay the Price

When you open your pantry or refrigerator, what do you see? Tomatoes, oranges, lettuce; grains and nuts; chicken and beef; butter, milk, cheese and other dairy products, and yes … almonds – it’s very likely you are looking at products from the Central Valley, most likely grown in the Westlands Water District.

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Donald Trump’s Road to Washington Goes Through Fresno

Donald Trump’s resounding, poll-beating victory in the New York primary sets a clear precedent for the California primary: he is going to compete in the rural areas that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has dominated in the caucus states thus far in 2016.

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Poll: Voters Unsure About Dianne Feinstein in 2018

Californians are divided over whether they want incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to seek a fifth term in 2018 after her current term ends, according to a new Field Poll.

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California’s Republicans Divided over Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) hails from Bakersfield in the Central Valley. But local Republicans are divided about his prospects as Speaker of the House, as McCarthy emerges as the likely candidate to replace John Boehner, who announced his resignation last month, effective Oct. 31.

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California Celebrates Pope Francis from Afar

Central San Joaquin Valley faith leaders and families, thrilled that Pope Francis will visit the United States next Tuesday, have launched celebrations in anticipation of the event.

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California’s Sinkage Headed for Record Summer

Epic levels of sinking lands across California could hit new 50-year lows come summer without any concrete plans to stem the tide brought on by record drought and government regulatory strangleholds preventing free flow of above ground options.

Dam Train (Courtesy Steve Brandau)

‘Dam…Train’: Billboard Draws Governor’s Response

“Dam [thumbs up]… Train [thumbs down]… Governor, put our water before your train,” reads a billboard message erected by Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau, revealed this week in California’s Central Valley.

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Man Paints Face Black in Failed Bid to Avoid Police

Jose Espinoza, 23, found a unique–albeit unsuccessful–way to hide from police when they arrived at his house: he spray-painted his face black, paving the way for what may be the worst mugshot in the history of the Central Valley.