Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay.
Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
Many California farmers and other water customers expect to receive all of their requested deliveries this year from a vast system of canals and reservoirs run by the federal government, while others will likely receive a fraction as the state recovers from several years of drought, officials said today.
California lawmakers today approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it was hailed by Democrats as an example to the nation as it struggles with a growing gap between rich and poor.
A wrong-way driver leading authorities on a high-speed chase crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at a central California naval base, killing himself and a passenger, authorities said Thursday.
A small city in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley is considering a proposal to allow a marijuana cultivation operation at a former prison.
A voter-approved initiative cut in half the number of offenders jailed for certain property and drug crimes, significantly reducing jail crowding in its first year, researchers reported Wednesday.
A nearly average spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada will likely prolong tough water conservation measures in drought-stricken California — although the restrictions could be loosened in some areas after an El Nino storm system drenched the northern half of the state this winter, officials said today.