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Four-legged fugitives take fast lane
Commuters east of San Francisco were stunned to see a white horse and a brown mule running across Interstate 680.

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National Guard helps Sierra town remove huge snowpack
Faced with more than 40 feet of snow, the Mono County community declared a state of emergency.
San Joaquin Valley’s CVP allocation likely to increase, officials say
San Joaquin Valley’s CVP allocation likely to increase, officials say
Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation say there’s sufficient snow in the Sierra Nevada and water in the San Luis Reservoir to eventually raise the water allocation to 80 percent or more.
California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam
California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam
Safety experts warn California would face a “very significant risk” if a damaged spillway is not in working order by fall, the start of the next rainy season.
San Joaquin growers to get 65 percent of requested CVP water
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced its remaining allocations of Central Valley Project water, providing 65 percent of requested supplies to growers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.
1 million chinook salmon rescued during dam crisis released
Almost 1 million spring-run Chinook salmon were released to the Feather River on Monday after they'd been evacuated from a hatchery downstream from a Northern California spillway that started crumbling, officials said
Snow returns to Sierra; melting may fuel future Nevada floods
As the first wet storm of the spring sweeps into the mountains around Lake Tahoe, wary water managers are watching the sky and already releasing water from swollen reservoirs to guard against flooding across northern Nevada
Delays in water allocations hinder growers’ planting decisions
Delays in water allocations hinder growers’ planting decisions
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has yet to determine a Central Valley Project water allocation for some parts of California, including the western San Joaquin Valley.
Strawberries enter peak season after avoiding major storm damage
Strawberries enter peak season after avoiding major storm damage
The winter’s fierce storms slowed California’s strawberry harvest.
Changes in proposed pesticide rule don’t mollify growers
Changes in proposed pesticide rule don’t mollify growers
California Citrus Mutual still opposes proposed blanket restrictions on pesticide use within a quarter-mile of schools despite the state’s move to ease reporting requirements for growers.
State expects variety of large, small projects to seek Prop. 1 funds
State expects variety of large, small projects to seek Prop. 1 funds
The California Water Commission will accept applications for $2.7 billion for storage projects in the Proposition 1 water bond through Aug. 14. The panel expects a variety of proposals to seek funds.

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