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  • Evacuations ordered due to levee breach south of Manteca

    02/20/2017 8:08:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 20th, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    MANTECA, Calif. (KCRA) — A levee near Manteca was breached Monday night leading to mandatory evacuations in the area, according to San Joaquin County officials said. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for people living within the below boundary:.... The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the pictured area on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, due to a levee breach south of Manteca. The warning is set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
  • NORCAL MOM FACES JAIL TIME AFTER SELLING CEVICHE ON FACEBOOK

    11/07/2016 2:20:46 PM PST · by rey · 62 replies
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A single mother of six in Northern California is facing potential jail time after selling a bowl of homemade ceviche over social media. Mariza Reulas was cited by San Joaquin County officials for selling her homemade ceviche, a dish typically made from raw fish which has been cured in citrus juices. Reulas sold the ceviche through a Facebook group called 209 Food Spot, which she joined a few years ago. She says the group was used for sharing recipes, organizing potlucks and occasionally selling food. "Somebody would be like, 'Oh I don't have anything to trade you,...
  • National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot

    03/17/2014 11:58:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the Canadian border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was charged Monday with attempting to provide material to support a foregoing terrorist organization, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said. He made his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Seattle Monday afternoon.
  • San Joaquin Valley farmers reach secret deal in water dispute

    01/11/2015 2:36:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Updated 9:44 pm, Saturday, January 10, 2015 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Details of the deal between Westlands and the federal Bureau of Reclamation have not been revealed to members of Congress, who would have to approve it. But according to a short “principles of agreement” document that has been made public, the deal would forgive $342 million in federal debt that Westlands owes for construction of the 1960s extension of the Central Valley Project to deliver water to the San Joaquin Valley farms. In return, taxpayers would be relieved of an estimated $2.7 billion obligation to remove the contaminated water that results from the irrigation. Resolution of the drainage problem would...
  • Court upholds ruling for California delta salmon

    12/22/2014 2:37:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2014 4:14 PM EST
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a 2009 federal decision that called for reducing the amount of water pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in order to protect salmon and other species. The 2009 environmental review by the National Marine Fisheries Service found that continuing to pump water from the delta at such a high rate would threaten several endangered salmon species and killer whales. Some of the state’s biggest water agencies, including Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District, had challenged the 2009 federal decision. …
  • San Joaquin Valley's Chowchilla defaults on a bond (Another Golden State City bites the dust)

    01/07/2011 12:41:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/07/2011 | Lee Romney
    The San Joaquin Valley town of Chowchilla — known for its dairy farms and prisons — has defaulted on a municipal revenue bond, underscoring the tight times and drastic choices faced by struggling California cities. The city, which has a skeletal manufacturing base, failed to make its January payment on a bond issued in much flusher times to renovate the ample City Hall, which houses a government that has seen a 45% cut in its workforce since mid-2009. But Assistant City Administrator Wayne Padilla said Thursday that he had negotiated with the bond trustee to draw down on bond reserves...
  • Court upholds Calif. air regulator's pollution fee (9th Circus says cough it up, home builders)

    12/07/2010 4:50:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/10 | Garance Burke - ap
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that air quality regulators in California's smog-laden San Joaquin Valley have the right to charge home builders a fee to control their pollution emissions. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the local air district's rule requiring developers to reduce emissions from new housing projects by building features like bicycle lanes and energy-efficient cooling systems. If they don't do enough to preserve air quality, they must pay fees that have averaged about $500 per house. The valley, stretching 240 miles from Stockton...
  • Amtrak braces of busiest week of the year in California

    11/18/2010 6:11:51 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Central Valley Business Times ^ | November 15, 2010 9:32pm
    Amtrak is adding more cars to its trains to accommodate passengers next week, the busiest week of the year for the state’s three passenger train routes, including the “San Joaquin” through much of the Central Valley. On what is anticipated to be the heaviest single travel day of the year for Amtrak — the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – Amtrak expects ridership to reach as many as 127,000 passengers system-wide. Last year, Amtrak carried nearly 686,000 passengers for the holiday week setting a new Thanksgiving ridership record. To accommodate more passengers traveling during this holiday week, more capacity will be added...
  • New Tactic in California for Paying Pollution Bill

    10/17/2010 7:46:02 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2010 | FELICITY BARRINGER
    Officials who have tried and failed to clean the air in California’s smog-filled San Joaquin Valley have seized on a new strategy: getting millions of drivers to shoulder more of the cost. Faced with a fine of at least $29 million for exceeding federal ozone limits, the San Joaquin Valley’s air quality regulators are proposing an annual surcharge of $10 to $24 on registration fees for the region’s 2.7 million cars and trucks beginning next year. A decision is expected when the governing board meets on Thursday. Although the surcharge is not expected to change how much people drive or...
  • Cali’s man-caused drought: Senate rejects water restoration effort; (Senate votes down 61-36)

    09/23/2009 11:36:15 AM PDT · by kara2008 · 146 replies · 4,928+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/23/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, FNC’s Sean Hannity traveled to the San Joaquin Valley to report on the man-made drought that’s wreaking havoc on farmers in the name of saving the Delta smelt: {video}...Earlier tonight, GOP South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint tried to turn the water back on. The Senate voted down his amendment, 61-36. Here’s the roll call vote.
  • California's Man-Made Drought; The green war against San Joaquin Valley farmers.

    09/02/2009 2:23:07 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 33 replies · 2,437+ views
    WSJ ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2009, 12:49 P.M. ET | REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley—farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the likes of the three-inch long delta smelt, one of America's premier agricultural regions is suffering in a drought made worse by federal regulations.
  • In California, Fish Come Before Farmers (The EPA engineers a drought causing 40% unemployment)

    08/16/2009 5:53:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 1,926+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/16/2009 | Greg Pollowitz
    From the weekend WSJ. An excerpt: Crops rot and people stand in line for food while the EPA engineers a drought San Joaquin Valley, Calif. In 1931, a severe drought began that within a few years engulfed the Oklahoma panhandle and a third of the Great Plains in a "Dust Bowl." Tens of thousands of people fled the region — many traveling to California along Route 66, which John Steinbeck called "the mother road, the road of flight" in "The Grapes of Wrath." A lot of the "Okies" settled in the San Joaquin Valley. In the decades that followed, state...
  • The Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin has fully complied with California State Law

    06/07/2008 7:34:47 AM PDT · by Huber · 4 replies · 73+ views
    http://www.sjoaquin.net/News/News.htm http://sanjoaquinsoundings.blogspot.com/ The Diocese of San Joaquin: June 4, 2008 Fresno, California The Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin has fully complied with California State Law The following facts are given to correct and clarify recently published misunderstandings and misstatements regarding legal claims against the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin All actions taken by the Diocese of San Joaquin were authorized by its governing bodies, namely, its Standing Committee and its Diocesan Council, along with Bishop Schofield. These actions were done in complete compliance with California law and were done to secure the property until a California court can rule on...
  • Remaking San Joaquin (Following the Canons-Pt III)

    05/17/2008 6:55:47 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 123+ views
    III. Remaking the Diocese of San Joaquin: a Canonical Proposal for Harmony Given the background that is in Part I of this Memorandum, and the analysis that is in Part II, the way forward to reconstitute the Diocese of San Joaquin according to the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church is clear. Recall that the Diocese has always been an unincorporated association, and that such an entity is simply a gathering together of like-minded people for a common purpose. The group known as Remain Episcopal can therefore be fully accommodated in the ongoing Diocese, along with the other parishes,...
  • A Tale of Two Dioceses (Following the Canons-II)

    05/17/2008 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 69+ views
    II. A Tale of Two Dioceses As noted in Part I, a Diocese of The Episcopal Church has a dual existence: it is canonically recognized as a Diocese by The Episcopal Church, and it is legally recognized as a separate entity by the State in which it geographically exists. Thus the Diocese of San Joaquin was recognized both as a diocese belonging to Province VIII of The Episcopal Church, and within California it was recognized as an unincorporated association by the State of California. An "unincorporated association" is just a gathering of two or more people to accomplish some lawful...
  • How to Follow the Canons in San Joaquin (Part I)

    05/17/2008 6:49:37 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 51+ views
    There seems to be so much confusion about what is going on in the Diocese of San Joaquin that it is probably too optimistic to expect that another post on the subject will assist anyone in understanding the situation. In considering how to approach the subject, and on how to place the current lawsuit in context, it occurred to me that one viewpoint that has not yet been seen is that of a chancellor's advice to a Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church who genuinely wants to honor and to follow TEC's Constitution and Canons. So let the following memorandum...
  • Federal regulators weigh status of longfin smelt in delta

    05/07/2008 10:36:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 147+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/7/08 | AP
    Federal authorities will consider whether to designate another delta fish for protection under the Endangered Species Act after a sharp population decline last year. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday it will review the status of the longfin smelt to determine whether it is a threatened or endangered species. The 4 inch-long fish is native to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Last year it registered its lowest population count in four decades of monitoring. Environmental groups had requested a review in August. The longfin's cousin, the Delta smelt, has been listed as a threatened species since 1993.
  • SC Asks Presiding Bishop to Postpone San Joaquin Special Convention [Episcopal]

    03/29/2008 4:14:51 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 141+ views
    The Living Church Foundation ^ | 3/28/2008 | Steve Waring
    Bishop Mark Lawrence of South Carolina and the diocesan standing committee have made public a  letter sent March 27 to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in which she was asked not to proceed with a “special convention” meeting she announced and personally will convene on March 29 at St. John the Baptist Church in Lodi, Calif.  The meeting agenda includes adoption of the 2003 version of the San Joaquin Constitution and Canons certification of delegates and ratification of Bishop Jefferts Schori’s nomination of retired Northern California Bishop Jerry Lamb to be provisional bishop for the newly reconstituted diocese. The diocese...
  • Episcopal Church throws out Fresno bishop

    03/12/2008 4:52:37 PM PDT · by keat · 48 replies · 784+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | March 12, 2008 12:58:55 PM | SUE NOWICKI
    The House of Bishops in the Episcopal Church USA voted today to depose the Rt. Rev. John-David Schofield, bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin. It's a little like firing someone who already has resigned. Schofield, who in December led his diocese to leave the national church over issues such as biblical interpretation and homosexuality, now is under the oversight of the Anglican Church's Southern Cone in South America. But it's no laughing matter to the church, which is claiming that the diocese can't simply leave with its multimillion-dollar property at its Fresno headquarters and at church properties from Bakersfield...
  • Judge rules in favor of San Joaquin Valley air district

    02/22/2008 3:59:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 125+ views
    FRESNO A Fresno County Superior Court has ruled that the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's regulation of developers for air-quality impacts is legal and valid. The lawsuit challenging the District's rule establishing development fees for air-pollution mitigation was filed by the California Building Industry Association. The lawsuit claimed that the District had no authority to regulate development and impose fees, and amounted to a tax under Proposition 13. The court disagreed Thursday in its ruling. The Valley Air District was the first in the state to put such a rule into place. other areas are now looking to...