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High-speed rail ahead
It's a green light to start building high-speed rail north of Fresno but red tape and legal wrangling will keep crews from turning dirt on the South Valley section any time soon.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
My Mother Lode
Update Mariposa & Madera Fires
Cal Fire reports an unattended campfire is what sparked the Carstens fire near Mariposa.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Fresno Bee Says Jeff Denham "Betrays the Valley"
In the Central Valley - where unemployment averages more than 15%, more than 40% in some cities - the [HSR] project would bring jobs and better connections with the coastal economies.
Single car accident on Road 415
A single car accident occurred around 7:30 a.m., Monday, June 17 on Raymond Road near River Road .
The Fresno Bee
Sierra wildfires trigger warning of unhealthy air
The Carstens fire in Mariposa County looms behind the lights of Oakhurst on Sunday night, June 16, in a photo provided by reader John-Mark Brix.
Wildfires burning near Yosemite, Madera
State fire officials say the Carstens fire has burned 1 and 1/2 square miles, about six miles northeast of Mariposa along Highway 140, one of the main routes into Yosemite National Park.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Chukchansi tribe leaders' styles fuel dispute
The three leaders vying for control of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians - and its $9 million-a-month haul from its Madera County casino - have undeniably different styles.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Restoration Hardware Soars to New All-Time Highs on Q1 Results
High-end home furnishings and furniture retailer Restoration Hardware released its fiscal first-quarter earnings results on Thursday after the closing bell.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Investor's Business Daily
Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter...
Company Provides Q2 Guidance of Revenue Growth Between 28% and 30%, Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.40 to $0.42 Company Increases Fiscal 2013 Guidance to Revenue Growth Between 23% and 27% from Previous Range of 19% to 22%, Adjusted Diluted EPS of $1.41 to $1.47 versus Previous Guidance of $1.29 to $1.37 CORTE MADERA, Calif.-- -- Restoration Hardware ... (more)
Capitol Alert: California Assembly committee stalls high-profile farm labor bill
A high-profile bill to help the United Farm Workers union secure contracts with growers has hit a roadblock in a California Assembly committee that's ordinarily very friendly to union-sponsored legislation.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
EDITORIAL: Halt wasteful California - bullet train' project
Barreling ahead regardless of obstacles blocking the tracks is no way to run a railroad.
Marin Independent Journal
Litter scooped up along Highway 101 in Marin
Kenny Gatlin, a Caltrans employee, picks up litter along northbound Highway 101 on Alto Hill on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Corte Madera, Calif.
Earth Log: The silver lining in that cloud of Valley smog
The highest eight-hour ozone peak last week happened Saturday in Sequoia National Park.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Sheriff asks for help in search of wanted Oa Neals man
Madera County Sheriff John Anderson is asking for the public’s help to locate Pasquale Desantis, 38, who reportedly resides in Madera and Fresno County.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
The Fresno Bee
Madera sheriff's detectives make arrest in fusion party murder
Deputies were serving a search warrant on a home in south Madera on Sunday for a different case when they found the suspect, Esteven Rodriguez, Sheriff John Anderson said at a Monday afternoon news conference.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
The Fresno Bee
Despite construction contract, Valley's high-speed rail faces obstacles
Even as officials celebrate what they call a "milestone" contract to start building a statewide high-speed train system in the Fresno-Madera area, uncertainty looms in the form of deadlines, environmental rules and opposition lawsuits.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
A new chapter in bullet-train follies
The California bullet train - which is supposed to weave hundreds of miles through two mountain ranges on giant elevated tracks in seismically active areas - is an immense engineering challenge.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Bullet train officials award first construction contract
In what's arguably the real kickoff to the construction of California's largest ever infrastructure project, members of the state's high speed rail authority on Thursday signed off on the initial $985 million contract for breaking ground this summer.
Eastern Madera County cooling centers
The County of Madera has established Cooling Centers in Eastern Madera County for times of extreme summer heat.
Board set to approve Calif high-speed rail deal
The board overseeing California's $68 billion high-speed rail project is set to approve a contract to start the first construction work for a bullet train in the Central Valley at its meeting Thursday in Sacramento.