The Fresno Bee
Two men caught in Firebaugh trying to steal tractors
Two men were arrested early Monday in Firebaugh when they attempted to steal tractors and get away in a stolen moving truck.
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Wed Apr 02, 2014
New Pistachio Plant Coming To Firebaugh
The Horizon Nut Company has purchased 1,200 acres in Firebaugh for a new facility that will expand its pistachio processing operation to 100 million pounds each year.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Firebaugh to get new pistachio processing plant
Tulare-based Horizon Nut Co. is planning to build a new processing plant on 1,200 acres in Firebaugh to meet consumer demand and expansion in the industry.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Hidden Gem: Mercey Hot Springs
Go south on Interstate 5 for about 140 miles . Do not take the Mercy Springs Road exit.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Community Food Bank prepares for longer lines due to drought
The California drought is expected to result in the return of long food lines around the Valley this summer.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
San Diego man dies in I-5 crash near Firebaugh
A 21-year-old man from San Diego was killed Sunday night after his pickup overturned several times on northbound Interstate 5, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Water rally planned for Tulare
Local leaders and representatives from the Valley's farming community will discuss how water being directed from farms to protect and enhance aquatic habitats along the Delta are hurting farms that need water along the eastern end of the south Valley.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
California drought: How water crisis is worse for almonds
An almond tree is lifted into a wood chipper after farmer Barry Baker decided to sacrifice 1,000 acres of trees to save water in Firebaugh .
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Amanda Carvajal: Firebaugh water rally deserved news coverage
California is in the midst of the worst drought on record. Even when the region was blessed with a little precipitation, much of the water was forced out to the ocean instead of stored because of federal protections of the Delta smelt.
Global Energy Thirst Threatens Water Supplies, UN Says
The drip irrigation line is checked in a grove of almond trees on a farm in Firebaugh, California.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
State schools chief pledges drought help to Merced County
Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, on Wednesday promised Merced County education officials financial help when the effects of California's worsening drought manifest themselves this year.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Drought: Families leave farms, schools lose kids
The foreman at Coburn Farms in Firebaugh walks through a field that will go unplanted this year because of drought.
Tue Mar 18, 2014
Water Rally in Firebaugh drew at least 1,000 people
A rally was called to protest a state plan to divert more water from farms to cities.
Valley Drought 2014: No Crops On Nearly 1 Million Acres
The California Farm Water Coalition has upgraded its estimates to 800,000 acres that won't get planted because of a lack of water.
The Fresno Bee
Firebaugh rally rails against cutbacks in agricultural water
Farmers, business owners and residents gathered in Firebaugh to rally against a state water board order they say will stop deliveries of agricultural water.
Mon Mar 17, 2014
California drought: Solar desalination plant shows promise
Brian Hicks checks a well on his family's ranch in Fresno County, where a new desalination method is showing promise.