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Environmentalist: State and feds, not farmers, illegally diverting water Posted at
A Stockton environmentalist is fighting back against water users and government agencies who recently claimed Delta farmers might be illegally diverting water.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Rights to California surface water far greater than average runoff
The Kern River along Highway 178 east of Bakersfield. Water rights to the Kern's flows are more than six times the average annual runoff.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Cheers and Jeers -- Published Aug. 19, 2014
Julie Penn was on a countdown toward retirement. She'll put it on hold to help with the transition process to a new Stockton Unified School District superintendent.
Tit for tat
While the state and federal governments and water exporters question the legality of agricultural diversions within the Delta, Stockton environmentalist Bill Jennings is now questioning the legality of diversions by the state and federal governments and water exporters.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
S.J. grape harvest gets an early start
San Joaquin County's winegrape harvest is off to an early start, and growers and industry experts report an average-size crop of excellent quality.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
NEWSMAKERS -- Published Aug. 11, 2014
Four new Primary Care physicians have recently joined San Joaquin General Hospital's Primary Care Medical Services clinic in French Camp.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
RTD schedule changes take effect today
Schedule tweaks go in effect today for San Joaquin Regional Transit District buses, but the changes are mostly minor, according to the transit district.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
UN Expert: We Might Have To Migrate People Out Of California If Drought Continues
Dry fields and bare trees at Panoche Road, looking west, on Wednesday February 5, 2014, near San Joaquin, CA.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Merced Co. sale of groundwater OK'd
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has approved the environmental report for a multimillion-dollar proposal to allow the transfer and sale of Merced County groundwater to buyers in Stanislaus County.
Nonprofits, clergy unite to focus on strengthening San Joaquin families
A small group of clergy members and nonprofit representatives is trying to create a new movement emphasizing the family as foundational to civic life.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
The Modesto Bee
No major jump in cost expected for Covered California health plans
Covered California consumers in the 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.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Tunnel Opponents Rally Against Brown Water Plan
Restore the Delta held a news conference and big rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday, July 29, to submit tens of thousands of public comments opposing Governor Jerry Brown's peripheral tunnels and to call for a new Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement .
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Franklin club holds charity car show
Members of the Franklin Syndicate Auto Club are, front row, from left: Alvin Cortopassi, Dan Cavagnaro, Tom Summers, Jerry Nessler, Charlie Soto, Bob Wills, Dona Gomes, Jerry Shipman and Jim Dyer.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Fresno City Council to debate water rates and Measure W
A new water meter, right, is shown wit the radio-wave transmitter, to the left, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.
Celebrate the start of Medicare with public birthday party
In honor of today's 49th anniversary of President Johnson signing the law enacting Medicare in 1965, three groups have organized a public birthday party in Stockton to bring attention to the importance of the social safety-net health program.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Valley getting $1.3 million in regional planning grants
The San Joaquin Valley received about $1.3 million in regional planning grants, including an effort to attract "clean energy" jobs to the area.
Los Angeles Countya s tuberculosis patients face court hearing if treatment is refused
The issue of tuberculosis as a public health threat sparked international interest after news broke last week of an arrest warrant filed against a homeless Stockton man who was infected, but who skipped out on his treatment.
California tuberculosis patient found, arrested
A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Lifestyle briefs -- published July 29, 2014
The Copper Art Club will have an open painting session with optional one-drawing-a-day warm-up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall Arts, 145 Stone St., Copperopolis..
Thumbs -- Published July 29, 2014
He is being honored for his actions as part of a multiagency gang task force. Working with partner Shawn Vargas, he avoided heavy gunfire to make arrests and diffuse a potentially deadly situation in Weston Ranch.