Imperial Valley News
Live Oak, California - CDFA Undersecretary Jim Houston this week at the Lomo Station peach orchard in Live Oak, in Sutter County. California is the largest peach producing state in the country, and Sutter County alone, with production of more than 184,000 tons at a value of nearly $70 million, out-produces the second and third ranking states, South Carolina and Georgia.
Sacramento, California - State Climatologist Michael Anderson issued the following statement on potential El Niño conditions:
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to send our best wishes to the Indonesian people on the 70th anniversary of your independence this August 17.
Washington, DC - Long-range funding doubts notwithstanding, recent polling shows that more workers than ever before are counting on Social Security as a "major source" of their retirement income, reports Gallup.
Midpines, California - Wildlife officials are investigating a bear attack that resulted in serious injuries early this morning in Mariposa County:
Sequoia National Forest - Law enforcement’s multi-week search for Benjamin Peter Ashley continues in Eastern Kern County, California, which will affect a small number of deer hunters in zone D-9. Ashley became a person of interest in an ongoing investigation into a kidnapping which occurred on July 28, a murder which occurred on July 30 and an attempted murder of a peace officer which occurred August 1.