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.

Videos

Merced Art Hop

The Merced Art Hop in downtown Merced, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
Andrew Kuhn Merced Sun-Star
Merced Art Hop 1:53

Merced Art Hop

Highlights of Merced's win over GV 2:15

Highlights of Merced's win over GV

Reggie Ricks on Atwater's rivalry win 2:09

Reggie Ricks on Atwater's rivalry win

Dhameer Warren on Merced's win over Golden Valley 1:57

Dhameer Warren on Merced's win over Golden Valley