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15 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Central Valley could be focus for Indian tribe recognition

The federal government is proposing a shorter process for Indian tribes to gain recognition, but a California group warns it could lead to a proliferation of tribal gaming.

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Related Topix: California, Fresno County, CA, Mariposa County, CA, Tulare County, CA, Tuolumne County, CA

Yesterday | The Fresno Bee

Recount method for Calif. controller's race called unfair

Elections officials in Imperial and Kern counties started counting ballots Friday in the contested race for state controller as part of a time-consuming process that could drag on for weeks and involve 15 counties, despite looming deadlines for the November general election.

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Related Topix: Imperial County, CA, Imperial, CA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Inmate found dead at Bakersfield jail infirmary

The sheriff's office says the 24-year-old Bakersfield woman was in the infirmary at Lerdo Jail's pretrial facility Friday afternoon when she was found to be unresponsive.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA

The Mountain Enterprise

New firehouse to open Saturday, July 12-and then the party

A tasteful Craftsman-style architectural building sits at the corner of Askin and Symonds Drive just west of Pine Mountain Village this week.

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Related Topix: Pine Mountain Club, CA

The Modesto Bee

Recount begins in California controller's race

Assemblyman John Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat, requested the recount in Imperial and Kern counties after finishing third in the June 3 primary.

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Related Topix: Imperial County, CA, Modesto, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Valley residency programs attract doctors with local ties

Dr. Mandeep Kaur is training to become a family doctor in a clinic less than an hour from Madera, where she grew up and graduated from high school a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Madera, CA, Ross, CA, Visalia, CA

The Modesto Bee

Controller recount highlights election-law flaws

The process also has illuminated serious shortcomings in California's election law, which has no provision for an automatic recount, even when the final margin is tight.

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Related Topix: California, Imperial, CA, Imperial County, CA

The Modesto Bee

Tons of pot seized in California traffic stop

Two officers smelled marijuana during the traffic stop early Wednesday, said Sgt.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bakersfield, CA, Modesto, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Fresno Bee

State controller vote recount that includes Fresno County ignites questions

Who finished second to Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin in primary balloting for the state controller job -- Betty Yee, left, or John Perez? Questions and criticism loom in a historic recount for the state controller primary election that involves 15 counties, including Fresno.

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Related Topix: Fresno County, CA, Fresno, CA, Imperial County, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

Tehachapi News

Tehachapi man killed in Arvin traffic accident

A traffic accident in Arvin left one Tehachapi man dead on Tuesday, July 8, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Arvin, CA, Tehachapi, CA, Bakersfield, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Tehachapi News

Old Towne "Visioning" meeting on July 9

Revitalizing Old Towne Tehachapi takes one step further from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 9 when the county unveils its "Visioning" plan for the area.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tehachapi News

Tehachapi participates in Kern County Explorer competition

Tehachapi Police Explorers participate in a felony traffic stop exercise during the Kern County Memorial Weekend Explorer Competition on Knob Hill Road outside of Tehachapi city limits.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Counties scramble to begin California controller recount

Election officials across California began preparing Monday for hand recounts in thousands of precincts in the tight race for state controller.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Imperial County, CA

The Modesto Bee

CA Supreme Court tosses LA lawsuit over sludge ban

The court on Monday said LA missed a deadline to file the state suit after a federal court dismissed its case.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Modesto, CA

CBS Local

Several Construction Projects On 5 Freeway To Cause Traffic Delays Overnight

Due to either repaving or widening projects, only one lane in each direction will be open through The Grapevine, in the Newhall Pass and across part of the San Fernando Valley, according to Caltrans officials.

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Related Topix: Frazier Park, CA

LA Observed

Perez asks for detailed recount of controller votes in 15 counties

Former Assembly Speaker John Perez filed an official request with the Secretary of State to recount the results of the primary election for state controller, starting with Kern County and proceeding through 14 other counties - including Los Angeles.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Ranch fire burns on, Lake Isabella firework show still scheduled

The Ranch fire near Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest in Kern County has burned 150 acres and was still 0% contained Saturday morning, U.S. Forest officials said.

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Related Topix: Lake Isabella, CA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Tehachapi News

Fire crews respond to three fires on July 3

Three fires in the space of an hour sent fire crews and first responders into full emergency mode on Thursday, July 3. Around 2:30 p.m., a fire was reported on Cherry Lane just off of Tucker Road.

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Related Topix: Fire, Religion, Church of the Nazarene, Tehachapi, CA, Stallion Springs, CA, Golden Hills, CA

The Fresno Bee

Ranch Fire grows near Lake Isabella in Kern County

The Ranch Fire started about 6 a.m. Tuesday about eight miles west of the lake in inaccessible terrain, said USFS Fire Chief Brent Skaggs.

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Related Topix: Lake Isabella, CA

Business Wire

Farmers, Truckers and Consumers Protest Hidden Gas Tax Coming January 2015

Fed Up at the Pump coalition calls "Fuels Under the Cap," an unfair tax affecting California's Central Valley region and lower-income Californians Fed Up at the Pump coalition in Kern County are leading an effort to educate and inform consumers, farmers and small business owners about a state-agency mandated gas and diesel price hike that will ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Science, Bakersfield, CA

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