San Joaquin River restoration timetable extended

After missing ambitious deadlines to restore the San Joaquin River, federal leaders this week extended deadlines to 2030 and beyond while holding down federal appropriations funding to less than $50 million annually.

Fresno State football: Q&A with coach Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter opens his fourth fall camp looking to rebound from a season in which the Bulldogs won the West Division in the Mountain West Conference, but also were thumped in losses to Power Five opponents USC, Utah and Nebraska at the start of the season and tossed in puzzling clunkers against UNLV and Wyoming.

Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to Hanford residents who aren’t heeding the mandate to save water during the drought. Hanford fell a whopping 18 percentage points short of reaching its 28% savings goal set by the state. “We’re doing the best we can. I’m not sure what else we can do,” says Hanford Public Works Director Lou Camara. The city will deploy a water officer at night beginning next week. Perhaps his presence will will prompt more residents to heed Hanford’s twice weekly watering limit.

This week's circulars

Annual backpack giveaway at Eaton Plaza in Fresno. Comcast and the United Way teamed up for the 5th consecutive year to give away 2,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students ages 5 to 15. Video by SILVIA FLORES


Pastors to circle Valley to pray for rain

Porterville pastor leads a tour of prayer in response to drought

Prayers aren’t just for rain: “We pray for anything and everything that people ask us to pray for”

Tour to end in October in Porterville, “ground zero” for the drought

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