FRESNO World War II Army veteran Gome Ruiz of Tulare is 99 and a patient at the veterans hospital in Fresno. Often, he's in a wheelchair.
FRESNO Two Fresno men were convicted of murder Monday in the 2011 shooting death of another man at a Fresno hotel during an attempted robbery.
WASHINGTON The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts and makes small cuts to food stamps.
SACRAMENTO A centuries-old technique called dry farming once the order of the day in the Central Valley is once again drawing the interest of some of the region's farmers. The technique is as simple as it is risky. Dry farming relies solely on rainwater to keep crops growing throughout a dry season. Used for centuries in the Mediterranean region to grow crops such as olives and grapes, the technique is not for the faint of heart.
WASHINGTON The California high-speed rail project is rapidly approaching an intersection controlled by a powerful but usually low-profile federal board.
TURLOCK Amid a sea of black caps and gowns adorned with colorful cords, sashes and personalized bling at the California State University, Stanislaus, commencement ceremonies Friday, five splashes of purple stood out.
MADERA After Paulino Mejia crossed the border illegally into the United States in 1980, he picked grapes, peaches and other crops in California's agricultural heartland, lived in crowded rental housing, hid from immigration agents and sent paychecks to family in his native Mexico.
FRESNO The head of the California High-Speed Rail Authority is being asked by a congressional subcommittee to provide a detailed account of how the state agency plans to spend more than $3 billion it has received from the federal government.
Here's a message for tourists passing through Modesto or Merced on their way to Yosemite National Park: Stop and pick some cherries. Or visit a waterfowl refuge. Or walk in the footsteps of George Lucas. Or visit a waterfowl refuge. Or walk in the footsteps of George Lucas. Speakers offered those ideas Wednesday at a conference in Turlock on how to increase tourism in the San Joaquin Valley.
TURLOCK Tenet Healthcare Corp. will pay $131 million to acquire the nonprofit Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock, according to publicly disclosed terms of the sale.
SAN ANDREAS Even before April 27, when 8-year-old Leila Fowler was fatally stabbed in her home near Valley Springs, the Fowler family had troubles.
WASHINGTON The key witness in the trial of the man convicted of killing former federal intern Chandra Levy had a previously undisclosed history as a government snitch, a court hearing revealed Tuesday.
WASHINGTON Walk the aisles of any neighborhood grocery store today and you're as likely to find tomatoes picked in Sinaloa, Mexico, as Central California or oranges from São Paulo, Brazil, as Bradenton, Fla.
TURLOCK A gathering in Turlock on Wednesday will explore how to draw tourists to farms, rivers and other San Joaquin Valley attractions.
TURLOCK Farmers in the Turlock Irrigation District got a small boost Tuesday in the amount of water available this year.
MODESTO The day after dozens of Stanislaus County gang members were picked up on warrants, jailed for violating their parole or probation, and stripped of illegal weapons and drugs, more than a quarter were back on the streets. While they are out of jail, they aren't off the hook.
CALAVERAS COUNTY The father of a 12-year-old boy arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 8-year-old sister said Monday that he will believe his son is innocent until he is shown evidence that proves otherwise.
SAN DIEGO A San Diego hospital has become the first in the nation to implant experimental rods that could help children with a rare form of scoliosis avoid years of back surgeries.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. The old Hmong veterans stood at ragged attention, in a cemetery whose soil is still closed to them.
A pedestrian was killed Monday night when struck by a truck on a Del Paso Heights street.
On the same day as the funeral for his childhood friend Kurt Lee, who lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia, Sawyer Shader-Seave packed a bag for Capitol Hill to ask Congress to pass legislation to improve the lives of children with cancer.
Revionics Inc., the Roseville-based maker of pricing software for the retail industry, has been named to San Francisco-based JMP Securities' "Hot 100: Best Privately Held Software Companies" list for 2013.