About 5 million people visited Yosemite in 2016, up by more than a million from just three years earlier, the latest federal data show. For perspective, that number of visitors is roughly equivalent to the population of Colorado.
Multiple California lawmakers think the state has a teacher shortage and are carrying measures like Assembly Bill 1157 to bolster their ranks. But the data doesn’t necessarily bear out that assumption.
California has taken hours of comment on proposed rules to regulate the testing and deployment of self-driving, or autonomous, cars. State law requires them to file accident reports. Some people say the cars are unsafe.
California’s real gross domestic product – the value of all goods and services produced in the state, adjusted for inflation – rose by 2.9 percent from 2015 to 2016. By comparison, national GDP grew by 1.5 percent.
The average monthly cost to put an infant in a California day care center full time in 2014 was about $1,110 a month, according to the latest data from the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. That’s up from $940 a month in 2009, a 7 percent rise after adjusting for inflation.
Rents in Fresno County are on the rise, but rent increases over the past year vary widely, according to new data from Zillow, a real estate research firm. Overall median rents increased 2.2 percent from February 2016 to February of this year, to $1,265 a month, according to Zillow’s estimate.
The central San Joaquin Valley did a better job conserving water this February than in February 2016, according to state data released Tuesday. The savings came in a month with drenching rains across the region that have helped fill the state’s reservoirs.
California’s gross domestic project is the highest in the nation, and among the highest in the world. But there are wide regional differences in per capita GDP, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Counties with a relatively high percentage of Hillary Clinton voters uniformly are more likely to believe that global warming is happening. The opposite is true of counties with a high percentage of Trump voters.
The California State Controller’s Office is responsible for taking care of unclaimed property and trying to reunite it with its rightful owners. Gov. Jerry Brown’s January budget assumes the general fund will receive $378 million in revenue from the program in the next fiscal year.
For a while, it seemed as though California’s five-year drought would never lift. But thanks to the winter’s deluge of rain and a record-setting snowpack, the San Joaquin Valley’s reservoirs and lakes are brimming with water.
Fresno County, the 10th most populous county in California, could get knocked out of the Top 10 by Kern County in just a few decades, according to the latest growth projections from the state Department of Finance.
Rain is no friend of asphalt. And this winter, with so much rain falling, asphalt in the Fresno metro area has taken a beating. Agencies responsible for roads in the Fresno region and countywide say they have seen a sharp jump in the number of potholes developing this winter.
Parker Rogers, 14, submitted a story to Petco about how his rescue dog, Toby, instinctively learned to detect his seizures and changed his life, winning a $5,000 grant for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno from the Petco Foundation, as part of the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign. His family adopted the beloved Toby from Labrador Retriever Rescue.
John WalkerThe Fresno Bee
A teen with epilepsy wrote a story about his dog and won a grant for a dog rescue group
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