March 20, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Resurrection of a 1959 plan to construct a freeway along the Sierra Nevada foothills in California's Central Valley is in the works.</p>
November 2, 2006, 5am PST
<p>In an unusual twist in California's sprawling Central Valley, environmental and public health advocates have joined forces with the local air quality district - an agency they have sued in the past for not doing enough to clean the air.</p>
August 20, 2006, 5am PDT
The City Council of Fresno, California, endorsed the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement on July 18th to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the city's Mayor has stated he won't sign off on the proposal.
July 20, 2006, 5am PDT
California's Central Valley is known to be one of the most polluted areas in U.S., but few know that the two national parks above the Valley, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, actually have higher ozone concentrations than the flatlands below.
December 16, 2005, 2pm PST
Air pollution control meant looking at tailpipes and smokestacks. Not anymore. San Joaquin Valley is first in nation to take into account air pollution created by urban sprawl.
December 12, 2003, 2pm PST
City in California hopes to cut down on electricity bills and improve the environment with the largest solar projects of its kind on the West Coast.
August 29, 2003, 7am PDT
A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies says that sprawl in California's Central Valley could be controlled by curtailing immigration.
November 8, 2002, 1pm PST
Fresno, California--home of the 3rd worst air in nation--rejects Measure C, a controversial 1/2 sales tax measure which would have been used primarily for road projects.
May 15, 2002, 1pm PDT
The sincerity of Fresno County's goals are questioned.
April 14, 2002, 5am PDT
Fresno,CA, is considering a plan to allow automobile traffic through a pedestrian mall.
March 14, 2002, 11am PST
City leaders in Fresno, CA, have unveiled a $30 million plan to will revitalize the city's downtown. Will it succeed?
January 6, 2002, 8am PST
A five-year pilot habitat restoration project in California may become the model for new land retirement programs.
August 11, 2001, 6am PDT
Fresno County and the cities of Fresno and Clovis are celebrating an agreement which they hope will dictate regional growth for the next 20 years and protect farmland.
August 9, 2001, 5am PDT
At a recent meeting of the National Governors' Assocation, preventing sprawl has become a hot topic.
October 12, 2000, 1pm PDT
There are significant problems with the Copper River Ranch plan in light of League of Women Voters' positions on transportation, land use and air quality.
October 10, 2000, 8am PDT
The Fresno County Board of Supervisors solidified a new general, a guideline for the next 20 years that emphasizes city-centered growth and the preservation of farmland.
September 14, 2000, 7am PDT
This Fresno Bee editorial encourages Gov. Davis to sign a bill that would require the state to locating its offices near transit hubs.
August 20, 2000, 10am PDT
Westlands deal cites untested 57-year-old statutes to seek a third of San Joaquin's flow.
August 15, 2000, 9am PDT
The public counterattack in the San Joaquin Valley's newest water war surfaces as Kern County confront Westlands Water District.
August 10, 2000, 7am PDT
At stake is 30% of the San Joaquin River's annual flow -- with dramatic impacts on downstream planning efforts.