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California’s the place to be, unless you’re middle income and need an affordable home

If you’re looking for a job or a healthy lifestyle, California remains a dream come true. Our economy created 3.4 million jobs in the 10 years since the worst of the Great Recession, accounting for one out of every seven new U.S. hires. The nine-county Bay Area would itself be the nation’s richest state, although the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire together would rank 48th among all states in wealth. California continues to improve its health outcomes, ranking 12th among all states, compare...
Tags: California, Opinion, US, Sport, Soccer, Chamber of Commerce, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, State, Capitol, Legislature, San Joaquin Valley, Inland Empire, Guest Commentary, Loren Kaye, California Foundation for Commerce and Education


Vocational education makes a comeback

Somewhere along the way, California’s public schools became enamored with the notion that all students will — or at least should — acquire degrees from four-year colleges. Local school districts often adopted college-prep-for-all policies and in doing so denigrated and often eliminated what was once called vocational education — classes to prepare students for useful and often lucrative jobs in the real world. It’s self-evident that not every student has the aptitude for and interest in spending...
Tags: California, Opinion, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Cte, Capitol, San Joaquin Valley, Valero, Dan Walters, Fresno Bee, Public Policy Institute of California, Chad Mayes, Guest Commentary, Fresno Unified School District, Fresno Fernando Valero


President Trump To Visit California, Stop In San Joaquin Valley Next Week

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY (CBS13) — President Donald Trump is set to visit California next week for a series of campaign fundraisers. His first event in Southern California will be at the estate of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison. Tickets for the fundraiser range from $100,000 to $150,000. The Fresno County Republican party confirmed the president will also make a stop in the San Joaquin Valley, but details for that event have not yet been released.
Tags: California, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Southern California, San Joaquin Valley, Fresno County Republican party


World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


Has Newsom settled the water wars?

The beating heart of California’s massive system of capturing, storing and distributing water is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Water flows into the West’s largest estuary from the Sacramento, San Joaquin and several lesser rivers that drain the state’s mountain chains on its northern and eastern edges. While most of the water continues into the Pacific Ocean, giant pumps on the southern edge of the Delta suck much of it into canals supplying San Joaquin Valley farms and Southern California c...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, Sacramento River, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Arizona, Delta, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Pacific Ocean, Clinton, Gavin Newsom


The Legend of Joaquin

For those of us who live in the great San Joaquin Valley we learned a small mostly inaccurate story about how this valley was named for Joaquin Murrieta. Let's see what we do not really know about this notorious outlaw. The
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California police: 1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting on bus

LEBEC, Calif. — A gunman killed one passenger and wounded five others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. as the bus was on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 high in the mountains between LA and the San Joaquin Valley. The bus driver somehow managed to get the shooter off the bus and left him on the highway shoulder, where he was arrested without incident...
Tags: California, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Pennings, Tejon Pass, LEBEC Calif, Brian Pennings


Gunman Kills One, Wounds Five on California Greyhound Bus: Authorities

(LEBEC, Calif.) — A gunman killed one passenger and wounded five others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. as the bus was on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 high in the mountains between LA and the San Joaquin Valley. The bus driver somehow managed to get the shooter off the bus and left him on the highway shoulder, where he was arrested without incide...
Tags: Crime, News, California, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol, San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Pennings, Onetime, Tejon Pass, LEBEC Calif, Brian Pennings


1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Shooting On Greyhound Bus In Central California

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) – A gunman killed one passenger and wounded five others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. as the bus was on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 high in the mountains between LA and the San Joaquin Valley. The bus driver somehow managed to get the shooter off the bus and left him on the highway shoulder, where he was arrested without inc...
Tags: News, La, California News, Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol, San Francisco Bay Area, Central California, San Joaquin Valley, Pennings, Tejon Pass, Greyhound Bus, LEBEC Calif, Brian Pennings


Man Dies After His Mercedes Flies 337 Feet Across San Joaquin River Following Police Chase

(CNN) — A 58-year-old man has died after launching his car approximately 337 feet off of a cliff and across the San Joaquin River following a police chase. The man was identified as David Callahan from Fresno, said Tony Botti of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Fresno police officers began pursuing Callahan in what police identified as a 2014 Mercedes on Monday morning after he swerved and nearly hit a patrol car, police told CNN affiliate KFSN. Police began their pursuit and followed Callaha...
Tags: News, California News, Fresno, Cnn, California Highway Patrol, Callahan, San Joaquin Valley, Monterey County, Salas, San Joaquin River, Fresno Police Department, KFSN, Tony Botti, David Callahan, Fresno County Sheriff, Dickenson Road


Evacuations Lifted After Chemical Leak At California Plant

TAFT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities urged evacuations within 6 miles of a manufacturing plant Wednesday after a chemical release in a rural area of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Emergency crews responded around 10 a.m. following reports of a hazardous materials spill at Taft Manufacturing Co., the Kern County Fire Department said. An estimated 250 gallons of liquid acrolein leaked from a tank although it didn’t leave the plant, fire Battalion Chief Brandon Smith said at a news conference. Among o...
Tags: News, California, California News, Bakersfield, Kern County, Central California, San Joaquin Valley, Kern County Fire Department, Brandon Smith, Taft Manufacturing Co, Taft Manufacturing, California Plant, TAFT Calif AP, San Joaquin Valley Emergency, Taft Taft College


Chemical Release At Central California Plant Prompts Evacuation Orders

TAFT (AP) — Authorities ordered evacuations Wednesday after a chemical release at a manufacturing plant in a rural area of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Emergency crews responded around noon following reports of a hazardous materials spill at Taft Manufacturing Co., the Kern County Fire Department said. Taft Incident – Recommended Evacuations (Este es un mensaje de la emergencia. Para espanol, llame a 211. Gracias.) Taft Manufacturing at 19705 South Lake Road in Taft, CA has experienced a ch...
Tags: News, California, California News, Taft, Bakersfield, Central California, San Joaquin Valley, Kern County Fire Department, Taft College, Taft Taft, TAFT AP, Taft Manufacturing Co, Gracias Taft Manufacturing, South Lake Road, Taft CA, Dave Noerr


California’s inept central planners

Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the state’s bureaucracy claim to be addressing the state’s much discussed “housing crisis.” But rather than improve the state’s awful affordability crisis, the policies being enacted are precisely the wrong medicine, more akin to witch-doctoring than a scientific curative. The list of newish blunders, built upon nearly thirty years of disastrous policies, include such things as new rent control measures, mandates for “zero emissions” homes and mandatory sol...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, La, US, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Hawaii, San Jose, Houston, St Louis, Donald Trump


California’s inept central planners: Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox

Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the state’s bureaucracy claim to be addressing the state’s much discussed “housing crisis.” But rather than improve the state’s awful affordability crisis, the policies being enacted are precisely the wrong medicine, more akin to witch-doctoring than a scientific curative. The list of newish blunders, built upon nearly thirty years of disastrous policies, include such things as new rent control measures, mandates for “zero emissions” homes and mandatory sol...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, La, US, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Hawaii, San Jose, Houston, St Louis, London School Of Economics


Dense Fog Advisory In Effect For Sacramento Valley Through Morning Commute

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Drivers should slow down and leave extra space as dense fog fills the Central Valley on Tuesday morning. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys through the morning commute hours, until 10 a.m. Areas of dense fog are forming in the southern Sacramento Valley & northern San Joaquin Valley this morning. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 10am. Slow down while driving & be prepared for sudden reduction in visibility. #CAwx pic...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Fog, Central Valley, San Joaquin, San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento Valley, Vacaville, NWS Sacramento, Dina Kupfer


Pink Floyd Films a Concert in an Empty Auditorium, Still Trying to Break Into the U.S. Charts (1970)

It’s hard to imagine that in the late 60s, the band who would become the most famous of the psychedelic era was still an obscurity to most U.S. listeners. Nowadays “Pink Floyd may be the only rock band that can credibly be compared to both the Beatles and Spinal Tap,” writes Bill Wyman in a Vulture retrospective of their entire catalogue. Indeed, it’s possible their stadium-sized popularity has been underestimated. According to the data, they’ve actually sold more albums worldwide than t...
Tags: Google, Music, College, San Francisco, Pink Floyd, United States, States, Ucla, Syd Barrett, Facebook Twitter, San Joaquin Valley, KQED, Wyman, Bill Wyman, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Richie Unterberger


I-5 Through The Grapevine Reopened After Snow Closures

BAKERSFIELD (AP/CBS13) – Southern California skies turned clear and cold Friday in the aftermath of a powerful winter storm but sections of major highways remained closed due to snow, ice and traffic accidents. Interstate 5 through the Grapevine, which saw closures that began Christmas night, has been reopened, according to Caltrans. GRAPEVINE: I-5 is now OPEN with CHP escorting traffic over the pass. Please drive carefully and follow the lead CHP vehicle at a safe speed and distance. pic.twitt...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, California News, Los Angeles, Arizona, CalTrans, Las Vegas, Nevada, CHP, Southern California, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, San Joaquin Valley, Grapevine, San Gabriel, Mojave Desert


The bullet train and other California follies

As oft-noted in this space, those in California’s state government — governors, legislators and agency directors — have an unfortunate habit of starting programs and projects that are never fully implemented. These governmental orphans fall roughly into two categories, those that have some valid rationale and those that don’t. For instance, applying technology to public services makes perfect conceptual sense, but we’ve lost count on how many “information technology” projects have consumed billi...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Trump, Capitol, Assembly, San Joaquin Valley, Watergate, Dan Walters, Rendon


California asks for clarity in clean-car rollbacks – and the EPA’s answer might affect your commute

The Trump administration’s new rule stripping California of its power to police tailpipe pollution takes effect this week — but the immediate consequences are so murky the state’s clean air enforcers asked the feds for clarification. It’s the latest example of the chaos surrounding federal efforts to roll back Obama-era vehicle standards. Announced at the end of September, the rule takes away key weapons in California’s battle against climate change: the authority to limit greenhouse gases produ...
Tags: Obama, California, General Motors, Sport, Soccer, Ford, House, Newcastle, Gm, Davis, San Joaquin County, San Jose, Toyota, Epa, Bmw, Volkswagen


Not all trains have to be boondoggles

California’s high-speed rail system has been a slow-motion train wreck since 2008, when voters approved an initiative providing nearly $10 billion in bonds to fund a starter segment of a system to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles. An Orange County Register columnist rightly termed it “the very definition of a boondoggle.” This bullet train has been plagued with cost overruns. There’s no need for it, given that Southwest Airlines already takes passengers from L.A. to the Bay Area quicker and ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Las Vegas, Nevada, Southwest Airlines, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, Bakersfield, San Joaquin Valley, Tom Campbell


Detection dogs and DNA on the trail of endangered lizards

Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California's San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new noninvasive sampling technique for lizard conservation worldwide.
Tags: California, San Joaquin Valley


3.9-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Central Coast Near Monterey

SALINAS (CBS13) – A moderate earthquake shook the inland Central Coast on Tuesday morning. The earthquake struck a little before 8:30 a.m. about 8 miles south of Tres Pinos. It registered a preliminary 4.0 magnitude before it was downgraded to a 3.9. Tsunami Info Stmt: M4.0 025mi E Monterey, California 0821PDT Oct 29: Tsunami NOT expected #NTWC — NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) October 29, 2019 According to the shakemap, the quake could be felt all the way to Monterey to the west and the ed...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, California News, Earthquakes, Salinas, Monterey, Usgs, Central Coast, San Joaquin Valley, Tres Pinos, Monterey California, NTWC


The best winter train trips

Winter is one of those things best viewed from afar. Like, as long as you can just sit back with a hot cocoa and enjoy soft falling snow, it’s pretty darned charming. But once you have to go outside and shovel your car out from under a few feet of snow in a driving ice storm, it loses a little of that romantic luster. So what better way to experience winter than a soothing train ride through alpine wonderlands? Where you can step into a heated dome car, take in all that snowy beauty, and neve...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Yosemite, Colorado, Montana, China, Trains, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Beijing, Canada, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska


Gov. Newsom fumbles on transportation

Gavin Newsom has a transportation problem — not personally, but politically. As governor, Newsom travels in an entourage with a personal driver and lots of security. However, he shares the road with millions of Californians who must cope with ever-increasing congestion, poorly maintained pavement and sky-high fuel prices. A couple of years ago, when Jerry Brown was still governor, he and legislators mustered the courage to raise gas taxes to fix some of the state’s worst roadway conditions. It w...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Department Of Transportation, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Legislature, San Joaquin Valley, Dan Walters, Senate Bill, Newsom, Anthony Rendon, Guest Commentary, New York Newsom


IOC official pleased with LA 2028 plans

LOS ANGELES >> There were no public pools on her native Aruba, the small Caribbean Island that is part of kingdom of the Netherlands. So Nicole Hoevertsz and her synchronized swimming partner, Esther Croes, trained for the 1984 Olympic Games in at a local Holiday Inn. When they outgrew the hotel pool, they relocated to Visalia, in the San Joaquin Valley, training at a high school and creating quite a buzz with the community. “We were local celebrities,” Hoevertsz said laughing at the memory. For...
Tags: South Korea, News, Congress, California, La, Russia, Sports, California News, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Olympics, Netherlands, Athens


Trump doing California a bullet train favor

At last count, California’s Democratic political leadership had filed four dozen lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s administration, reflecting differences on policies large and small. For the most part, California’s legal allegations have been on target. However, Trump is on solid legal and logical ground in the latest conflict over the state’s disastrous foray into high-speed rail transportation. Nine years ago, the Obama administration gave the state a $3.5 billion grant to finance a bi...
Tags: Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Trump


California Today: Why California’s Water Crisis Is So Difficult to Solve

Tuesday: Failing water systems in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley; Kamala Harris’s pay gap proposal; and the delicacy of Yosemite’s El Capitan
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California Today: California Today: Why California’s Water Crisis Is So Difficult to Solve

Tuesday: Failing water systems in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley; Kamala Harris’s pay gap proposal; and the delicacy of Yosemite’s El Capitan
Tags: News, California, Kamala Harris, San Joaquin Valley, California Today


Gavin Newsom must now deliver on his many promises

Gavin Newsom has spent the last four months telling Californians that he could – and would – cure some of California’s most pressing social ailments. Among those he has cited are a “deplorable” shortage of housing for working families, rampant homelessness, the availability and cost of medical care, the nation’s highest level of poverty, reliable and safe water supplies, shortcomings in early childhood education, and wildfire prevention and protection. Unusually, he has folded virtually all of h...
Tags: Obamacare, California, Opinion, Senate, America, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Bill, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, U S Supreme Court, Capitol, San Joaquin Valley


Gavin Newsom is shrinking Jerry Brown’s pet projects

When Jerry Brown began his first governorship in 1975, he quickly set himself apart from his father, former Gov. Pat Brown. The elder Brown’s legacy had been an immense expansion of the state’s public-works infrastructure—new colleges and universities, a web of freeways and, most of all, a massive project to carry water from Northern California to the fast-growing cities of Southern California. The younger Brown echoed economist E.F. Schumacher’s aphorism that “small is beautiful,” suggested tha...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sacramento River, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Tracy, San Diego, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Amtrak