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High winds whip fires at ag byproducts plant
High winds whipped fires that burned agricultural byproducts and a nearby field at a plant in Tracy, Calif. The smoldering remains were expected to be totally extinguished by May 23.

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California cherries wrap up light
California's cherry crop may fall short of its estimate but good quality and timing sets a good table for Washington.
California water cuts move to those with century-old rights
California water cuts move to those with century-old rights
state officials said Wednesday that they would start mandatory cuts this week to the state’s oldest rights holders.
Ag woes have big impact on San Joaquin Valley economy
Ag woes have big impact on San Joaquin Valley economy
While agriculture may seem small compared to the entire California economy, it has a big impact on commerce in the San Joaquin Valley, long the nation's leading region for agricultural production.
Farmer halts harvest to save baby tricolored blackbirds
About 15,000 tricolored blackbirds are temporarily nesting in fields of triticale silage.
Water shutoffs, shortages imperil ag in San Joaquin Valley
Water shutoffs, shortages imperil ag in San Joaquin Valley
Water shutoffs and cutbacks and a sinking water table are threatening to turn the San Joaquin Valley, long the nation's most productive agricultural region, into a hodgepodge of empty fields and veritable ghost towns.
California farmers propose voluntary water cuts
California farmers propose voluntary water cuts
Under the deal expected to be presented to state officials Wednesday, farmers would either take less river water for irrigation or leave a quarter of their crops unplanted.
L.A. may boost minimum wage to $15 over 5 years
If enacted, Los Angeles would join Seattle and San Francisco as some of the largest cities in the nation with phased-in minimum wage laws that eventually require annual pay of about $31,200.
Researchers mark center’s 50th anniversary with time capsule
Researchers mark center’s 50th anniversary with time capsule
The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension center in Parlier, Calif., is celebrating its 50th anniversary by creating a time capsule that will be opened at its centennial celebration in 2065. Scientists are envisioning how studies will be done a...
Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water
The price of the desalinated water would be pegged to the price of imported water, plus a premium.
Round 2 of cold, windy storm sweeps into Southern California
The cold storm from the Gulf of Alaska brought bands of brief, heavy downpours Thursday to Los Angeles County and points east and south.