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16 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Covered California announces slight changes in most 2015 premiums

Covered California consumers in the central San Joaquin Valley will see slight changes in cost for health insurance premiums in 2015 depending on the plan they choose and where they live -- some up, some down.

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Related Topix: California, Health Insurance, Health, Fresno County, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KSEE-TV Fresno

Special Report: Teen Moms

More teens are having babies in the Central Valley than anywhere else in the state.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Fresno County, CA, Tulare, CA

The Fresno Bee

Citrus growers, legislators push for putting water bond on ballot

Brent Doyel, left, and Geoff Galloway, right, in Galloway's Terra Bella orange orchard which was damaged by this winter's freeze.

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Related Topix: Citrus, CA, Terra Bella, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Fresno County, CA, Agriculture, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Noozhawk

Santa Maria's New Chamber of Commerce Chief Ready to Get Down to Business

Glenn Morris, the new president/chief executive officer of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau, is eager to support entrepreneurship.

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Related Topix: Santa Maria, CA, Visalia, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Press-Telegram

CSULB student goes from migrant farms to halls of Congress

LONG BEACH >> It's a long way from the grapevines of Tulare County to the halls of Congress, but through dedication to her education, Ariana Rodriguez has made the trip.

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Related Topix: US News, Long Beach, CA, Cal State Long Beach, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Xavier Becerra, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Special Investigation: Why Are Ambulance Bills So Expensive?

If you need an ambulance in the Fresno area, get ready for sticker shock. It turns out ambulance bills are expensive and there are several reasons why.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Medicare, Medicaid, Health, Fresno County, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Sheriff: California house fire gang-related

Forty-one-year-old Tonya Huff died over the weekend from burns she suffered in the February fire in Porterville.

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Related Topix: Porterville, CA, Modesto, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Local

Listeria Contamination Triggers Recall Of Peaches, Plums At Costco, Trader Joe's

Customers of Costco, Trader Joe's and other major retailers are being warned of a nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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The Fresno Bee

Visalia police: Gasoline thieves who sparked fire arrested

Two suspects sought in numerous gasoline thefts in the central San Joaquin Valley -- one theft that set five vehicles on fire -- were arrested on Tuesday in Visalia, police said.

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Related Topix: Visalia, CA

Contra Costa Times

Dramatic decline in California's teen birthrates over 22 years

California's teen birthrate has plummeted 63 percent since 1990, the most dramatic drop of any state in the nation, according to an annual report released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: California, Health Care Policy, Health, us Travel, Travel, Family, Kids, Marin County, CA

The Fresno Bee

Two Porterville murderers get life sentences

Two Porterville were sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 murder of Samuel Guzman, 20, also of Porterville.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Porterville, CA, Richgrove, CA

The Fresno Bee

Sheriff's office: Carjackers beat, shove man in trunk in Tulare

Two men who decided to give three people a ride from a Tulare motel early Saturday ended up assaulted and carjacked, according to the Tulare County Sheriff's Department.

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Related Topix: Tulare, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

California fruit packing plant issues recall

The recall came after internal testing at the packing house. Officials say they shut down the lines, retrofitted some equipment and sanitized the facility.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Celebrities, James Garner

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KION 46

Animal hoarder permanently barred from having contact with animals

Under the terms of the agreement, Crystal Kisicki and St. Francis All Creature Rescue and Sanctuary are barred from possessing or "rescuing" any animal, selling or adopting out animals, working or interacting with animals, or adopting, buying or otherwise procuring any animals from any source.

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Related Topix: Monterey County, CA, Fresno County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Another View: Plan to reintroduce grizzly bears is unrealistic

While a proposal to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Sierra Nevada sounds thrilling, it may be too ambitious for at least three reasons: Human encroachment on habitat, climate change and the fact that these bears would be a non-contiguous population in a limited range.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Nightly lane closures next week on Highway 99 in Tulare County

The northbound portion of Highway 99 between Highway 198 and Betty Drive in Goshen in Tulare County will be reduced to one lane from Sunday night through Tuesday morning between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. One to two of the connector ramps of the Highway 99 and Highway 198 interchange will be closed as needed from Sunday night through Friday ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tulare, CA

The Fresno Bee

Tulare County Head Start centers accepting applications from migrant families

The Early Childhood Education Program of the Tulare County Office of Education is accepting applications from migrant families with toddlers and preschoolers for enrollment at preschools funded by Head Start.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family

The Fresno Bee

Griswold: Kings County to start jail construction

It's believed to be the first jail to break ground under phase two of AB900, the jail construction law of 2007.

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Related Topix: Kings County, CA, Porterville, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Farm Specialist Killed In Accident On COS Farm

An ag specialist for the College of Sequoias' died tragically Friday morning on the campus farm in Tulare.

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Related Topix: Tulare, CA

KTVU Oakland

Californians get $9.7 million in fed drought aid

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $9.7 million in new drought aid on Friday to help rural Californians hurt by the state's three-year drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Agriculture, Science, Farmersville, CA, Sonoma, CA

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