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  • Central Basin Water District chief steps down

     
    The top manager at the Central Basin Municipal Water District will retire in October, officials announced this week....
  • California parks donors furious over hidden surplus

     
    John Laird, who leads the California Natural Resources Agency, expressed regret on Friday for a sweeping fund-raising effort to preserve state parks even though the department responsible for them had socked away $54 million in unreported revenue....
  • Fire threatens 170 homes in Sierra Nevada foothills

     
    A wildfire in Placer County has destroyed one home and injured nine firefighters and is threatening 170 more homes, officials said. The Robbers fire has been burning since Wednesday northwest of Foresthill and has consumed 1,950 acres, fire officials...
  • California parks had $54 million hidden surplus, officials say

     
    California's park system secretly stashed away $54 million even though it was cutting services and threatening to close parks, officials announced Friday, and the department's director resigned as the hidden surplus was revealed. The announcement means...
  • Northern California fire 20% contained, continues to threaten homes

     
    The so-called Robbers fire in Northern California has burned 2,250 acres and continues to threaten homes, officials said....
  • Placer County wildfire threatens 150 homes

     
    State fire officials are calling in more crews to fight a Placer County wildfire that has forced evacuations and threatens 150 homes. The Robbers fire, which started Wednesday afternoon, has burned about 1,100 acres of brush and timber three miles......
  • China commits $15 billion in development funds for Latin America

     
    To solidify its relationship with Latin America, which already accounts for $200 billion in annual trade, China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao, said his nation was ready to commit $15 billion in financing for infrastructure, manufacturing and technology...
  • 2 Central Basin water board members trail in early returns

     
    Two incumbents on the board of the embattled Central Basin Water District were trailing in election returns Tuesday night....
  • Board members ousted amid probes of Central Basin Water District

     
    Two incumbents were ousted from their seats on the board at the Central Basin Municipal Water District on Tuesday after a year of scrutiny over agency practices. Directors Rudy Montalvo and Ed Vasquez lost by large margins in an election......
  • Coastal panel rejects Navy plan to increase underwater explosions

     
    The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
  • GOP legislators want feds to investigate fire fund

     
    California Republican legislators want the U.S. Attorney to investigate the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for putting $3.6 million from legal settlements in an off-budget account....