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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Ariana Johnson talks about El Capitan's volleyball win over Buhach Colony

Ariana Johnson led El Capitan with 17 kills in a five-game thriller over Buhach Colony on Tuesday night at Buhach Colony High. (By Shawn Jansen/sjansen@mercedsunstar.com)
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Ariana Johnson talks about El Capitan's volleyball win over Buhach Colony 1:01

Ariana Johnson talks about El Capitan's volleyball win over Buhach Colony

Hope Stokes talks about El Capitan's win over Buhach Colony 2:03

Hope Stokes talks about El Capitan's win over Buhach Colony

Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside 4:01

Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced 4:01

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced