The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project has approved a $444.3 million bid to design and build a 22-mile segment of the route in Kern County.
Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
A Fresno mother was sentenced to 70 days in jail for leaving her three small children alone in an apartment that later caught fire.
David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound — and the look — of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes, died of cancer Sunday.
Authorities are investigating the death of a 57-year-old man who was found unconscious after a fight broke out at a Fresno house party.
Fresno County officials announced the discovery of an Asian citrus psyllid in the city of Fresno this week. No citrus greening disease, which the pest can cause, was detected.
The Madera District Chamber of Commerce has put out a call for nominees for its Senior Farmer of the Year award, which honors a lifetime of leadership, service and contributions in agriculture.
Road crews began clearing debris Friday from a rockfall that closed State Highway 140 (El Portal Road) below the Arch Rock Entrance Station in Yosemite National Park more than an hour before dawn Thursday.