University of California at Berkeley researchers and Fresno County administrators agree that expanding early education and preschool is critical to school success, but disagree on the best way to do it.
Driven by Bay Area transplants, California’s Central Valley is growing its population while its big coastal areas shrink. Jobs are also growing at a fast clip in the Valley while rent increases taper off.
California’s high-speed rail project is being built in the San Joaquin Valley. The bullet train proposal is years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Here’s the latest on the unpopular project.
Having a college degree in California is valuable, but few poor residents are finishing college or university. There is a $44,000 earning difference between people with degrees versus a high school diploma, researchers say.
California Central Valley’s voters continue to support Republican or moderate Democrat causes and candidates despite the increase of people moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to communities like Fresno, Modesto and Manteca.
California voters in the November general election rejected Proposition 3, the first first time in almost 30 years a water bond has been defeated. Backers say the money would have fixed crumbling infrastructure and help disadvantaged communities get clean drinking water.
How do Big Valley residents of small and sometimes isolated towns like Huron and Cantua Creek, California, get around? They don’t have Uber or Lyft, they have a volunteer-driven ridesharing service with electric cars.
What happens after wildfires and it rains in California? Will there be mud slides? In the winter after fires, water may create deadly debris flows similar to a flash flood, as seen in Montecito CA. Redding may be at risk.
In new California disaster era of ‘fire-floods,’ maps show where deadly debris flows could strike next in the areas burned by three major wildfires near Redding over the summer. The Hirz, Delta and Carr fires have left many hillsides susceptible to mudslide-like conditions.
A new study by economists in the Bay Area in California shows that nearly half of the people fleeing the Bay Area for Sacramento, Modesto and the rest of the Central Valley earn less than $50,000 a year.
Median household incomes in the Central Valley have increased since 2010, with the largest boosts in Sacramento, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Economists think a Bay Area influence may be the reason.
Bruce Simmons describes his long commute on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Simmons drives four days a week from the Central Valley on Highway 152 to Gilroy, where he catches a train to his job in Menlo Park.
Commute times in California’s Central Valley are some of the worst in the United States as waves of Bay Area transplants seeking affordable housing contribute to worsening traffic. In Los Banos, more than one-fifth of residents travel beyond 90 minutes to work.
Home construction companies in the Central Valley and much of California are unable to find enough workers while the economy is booming and buyer demand is high. The labor shortage is driving up house prices.