Central Valley

Central Valley

Shasta water release plan has no cutbacks to farmers – for now

After weeks of uncertainty and pressure from members of Congress, federal officials on Wednesday announced a plan for managing water releases from California’s largest reservoir this summer in a manner that will not involve cutbacks in farm water deliveries – at least if all goes as hoped. The good news for farmers may not bode well for endangered fish.

Central Valley

Merced back in initial HSR route

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials proposed changes to put Merced back into the initial plans at a meeting Thursday and reaffirmed the state’s commitment to send the bullet train to Southern California despite a dramatic revision to the business plan that sends the train to Northern California before it heads to the Los Angeles Area.

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Amaya Valenzuela on Merced's win in PKs

Amaya Valenzuela made 12 saves to help the Merced girls soccer team reach the Sac-Joaquin Section DIII semifinals for the first time in school history with a penalty kick win over Rio Americano. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsun-star.com)
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Amaya Valenzuela on Merced's win in PKs 2:05

Amaya Valenzuela on Merced's win in PKs

Merced coach Hector Nava on Bears' loss 2:34

Merced coach Hector Nava on Bears' loss

The birth of Oroville Dam | Watch construction of tallest dam in the U.S. in the 1960s 5:38

The birth of Oroville Dam | Watch construction of tallest dam in the U.S. in the 1960s

Cesar Martinez on Pacheco's historic night 1:54

Cesar Martinez on Pacheco's historic night