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Firebaugh doctor receives statewide honor for decades in rural health care
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:01:27 -0800

Dr. Oscar Sablan, who practices in Firebaugh, received the California Medical Association’s annual K.M. Plessner Memorial Award, honoring an exemplary rural practitioner. Click to Continue »

California Gov. Jerry Brown Backs President Obama’s Immigration Order
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:04:01 -0800

Brown said in a statement that the president "stepped up for hard-working families across America" in the face of Washington gridlock.

Desalination out of Desperation
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:28:50 -0800

Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water. Even in drought-stricken California, San Diego stands out. It gets less rain than parched Los Angeles or Fresno. The region has less groundwater than many other parts of the state. And more than 80 percent of water for homes and businesses is imported from sources that are increasingly ...

Cloudy water, even if it’s safe, affects rural immigrants’ health
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:10:00 -0800

Cloudy tap water may have a greater effect for California’s rural immigrants than merely leaving behind a bad taste, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis. Researchers looked at the connection between water quality and child obesity in two poor immigrant communities in California’s Central Valley — San Joaquin and ...

Valley agencies make sand, sandbags available for storm
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:34:58 -0800

Many Valley public works and emergency agencies are offering sandbags and/or sand for residents who need protection from the approaching storm. Residents needing to fill sandbags should bring their own… Click to Continue »

Obituaries for Sunday, Dec. 7
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04:46:31 -0800

ALVARADO — Asila Alvarado, 93, of Orosi died Dec. 3. She was a fruit packer. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Cairns Funeral Home in Reedley. Rosary: 6… Click to Continue »

Rosales: Intensity missing in Panthers' play
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:47:12 -0800

Parlier High’s varsity boys basketball team – hoping to rebound from last year’s winless record – is off to a slow start, losing a home opener to Orange Cove and dropping five games at a tournament in Kerman.