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Volkswagen settles some allegations in emissions scandal

Volkswagen settles some allegations in emissions scandal

WASHINGTON — German automaker Volkswagen is trying to put its emission scandal behind it. The company reached two related settlements, one with the United States government and the State of…

Last California nuclear plant to be shuttered

Last California nuclear plant to be shuttered

California’s last operating nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon in San Louis Obispo County, will cease operation according to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Under a joint proposal by Pacific Gas & Electric…

Eggman’s anti-tunnels bill stalls in committee

SACRAMENTO — A bill that would have forced a public vote on the plan to divert water from the Delta through two underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday. AB…

Riverbank gets grant to clean up contaminated site

RIVERBANK —  The Riverbank Local Redevelopment Authority is going to receive more than $39 million from an environmental services grant from the US Army to help clean up a Superfund…

Bill in works to put Delta tunnels to vote

Bill in works to put Delta tunnels to vote

(Updated at 4:14 p.m.) SACRAMENTO — Stockton Democratic Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman introduced a bill Tuesday that would require voter approval for construction of the Delta tunnels. AB 1713…

Delta Tunnel opponents to fight MWD land purchase

San Joaquin County is among the petitioners filing a lawsuit today against Metropolitan Water District over its deal to purchase the Delta islands without going through the CEQA process. San…

San Joaquin River ranked No. 2 among America’s most endangered

San Joaquin River ranked No. 2 among America’s most endangered

The San Joaquin River is the second most-endangered river in the United States, according to the conservation group AmericanRivers.org. “The river is so overtapped that in some places it runs…

Latest snowpack at 87 percent of normal for season

Latest snowpack at 87 percent of normal for season

SACRAMENTO — It seems El Niño wasn’t enough to give the state a snowpack that met historical averages. The Department of Water Resources announced Wednesday that the statewide water content of…

University of the Pacific receives ECO Award

University of the Pacific receives ECO Award

STOCKTON — Commute Connection recognized the University of the Pacific with its first ECO Award for demonstrating excellence in commuter options. The school was honored for its efforts to foster…

Act aims at changing fish protection law

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Denham introduced the Save Our Salmon Act on Wednesday. The Turlock Republican hopes to eliminate the doubling requirement established by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act …