March 24, 1989
Substantial rainfall in Northern and Central California during the last few weeks will enable the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to increase water deliveries to Central Valley farmers to 80% of normal and fully meet its contracts with most municipal customers, federal officials said. "Thank God for the rain," said Jason Peltier, head of the Central Valley Water Assn. "We're out of what was really a crisis situation. . . ."
November 4, 2013 |
Dunkin' Donuts, a coffee and sweets staple on the East Coast, is landing in Barstow on Monday with the only California outlet readily accessible to civilian customers. Last year, a branch of the chain opened on the Camp Pendleton military base in San Diego County, selling to the roughly 64,000 people who live, work and train at the site. But the Barstow Station stop in San Bernardino County will cater to locals, road-trippers and anyone else who wants to haul themselves more than 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2012 |
ARVIN, Calif. - Every day, the trucks rumble into the Central Valley by the dozens, chugging over the Grapevine loaded with lawn clippings from Beverly Hills, sewage sludge from Los Angeles and rotting yogurt and vegetables from around Southern California. Los Angeles officials and others say the daily caravan is an essential step toward recycling thousands of tons of urban waste and turning it into compost and fertilizer in California's vast agrarian middle. But increasingly, residents of the Central Valley and other rural areas object to the stream of semis and their unpleasant cargo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2006 |
UC Merced wants a medical school to increase the number of physicians in the Central Valley. The area from Bakersfield to Sacramento has 30% fewer physicians and half as many specialists for its population as other regions, a UC Merced study shows. "The resources are already stretched to their limits," said Dale Bishop, assistant health officer for San Joaquin County Public Health Services. The UC report found that physicians are tend to stay where they complete training.
February 18, 2007 |
Who says home-price appreciation is screeching to a halt all over California? Those who don't know about Wasco, that's who. Located 139 miles north of Los Angeles near Bakersfield and dubbed the Rose Capital of the Nation, the city ranked No. 1 in the state for home-price appreciation in 2006, according to data of areas with more than 100 sales compiled by a La Jolla-based research firm. Prices of resale homes in that Central Valley ZIP Code of 93280 jumped 53.
March 13, 1991 |
A survey of low-income families has turned up evidence that more than 66,000 children in California's Central Valley regularly go hungry, anti-poverty researchers said Tuesday. Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) called the finding especially disturbing because of the area's thriving farm industry. "The Central Valley is in many ways the food basket of the entire country," Roberti said at a press conference.
March 13, 1999 |
The $100,000 in prize money sounds sweet. Yet something else is attracting architects and planners from Italy, India, Massachusetts and Oklahoma to a unique contest designing the future of California's Central Valley. Entrants say they are drawn by the challenge of steering a 21st century land rush that is expected to add as many as 10 million people in the next four decades to the largely agricultural region.
February 5, 2006
"EACH New Year's, our group of 10 longtime friends goes off to celebrate at some congenial spot. This year we discovered a wonderful small-town experience in Hanford, in California's Central Valley. "We stayed at the Irwin Street Inn, a bed-and-breakfast made up of four turn-of-the-century Victorian homes. Interesting civic buildings, a strong sense of history and community, and a charming old inn at very reasonable prices make Hanford well worth exploring." Doubles from $94.50.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1991 |
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to retain Fox Motors Inc. as the city's Official Police Garage in the central San Fernando Valley until at least mid-October, which a competing firm complained imperils its bid to obtain Fox's city-issued towing license. The council, in executive session, directed the city attorney's office to postpone removal of Fox Motors in Van Nuys as an Official Police Garage.
June 10, 1990 |
His anxiety unrelieved by a week of intermittent rain, Larry Turnquist was out in the Central Valley mud trying to repair an old well and save his tomatoes and onions from the drought. If $50,000 in rehab on the well can fix the damage from the 1983 earthquake in nearby Coalinga, and if the well water is not too salty, Turnquist expects to make it through the summer.