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04/20/21

The victims and suspects were pruning grape vines at a vineyard northwest of Huron around 7:30 a.m. Friday when an argument broke out among the workers and two men fired gunshots, Fresno County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said.

04/15/21

Headquarters has more than 3,000 people in winemaking, sales, glass production, management and other jobs. Nothing would change with the South Carolina plant, a spokesperson said. "In the past year, in Modesto, we have hired over 300 team members and have plans to hire additional team members in the months ahead."

04/02/21

After two back-to-back winters marked by abnormally dry conditions, California is once again facing a water supply shortage.

04/01/21

Over the last four years, no large U.S. city has seen greater increases in rent than Fresno. California's fifth-biggest city

03/24/21

Wente Family Estates announces key promotions for David Enderle, Chris McAllister and Aly Wente.

03/24/21

The department now expects to deliver 5 percent of requested supplies this year, down from the initial allocation of 10 percent announced in December.

03/22/21

Mr. Bianco, along with his brother Dominic (Cookie) Bianco, was long associated with Sun World Inc. and was credited with being the first commercial grower of the red Flame Seedless grape in the mid-1970s.

03/15/21

The Tehachapi wine industry is coming of age. Recently recognized by the American Viticultural Association as a wine growing destination, Tehachapi continues to make a mark for itself as local grape growers brought home more awards from the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

03/12/21

California's Groundwater is the State's official publication on the occurrence and nature of groundwater in California. The publication defines the groundwater basin boundaries and summarizes groundwater information for each of the State's 10 hydrologic regions. DWR encourages community members and water managers to review the publication and provide input. DWR will present an overview of California's Groundwater at a public webinar/meeting on March 30, 2021, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

03/05/21

The plant works with over 300 growers and supplies almond hulls across the Central Valley. The general manager Kevin Long says the fires started due to a combination of natural causes over the last few weeks.

03/04/21

The U.S. Drought Monitor said last week 85% of the state is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought and, on the same day, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced low initial allocations for customers of its Central Valley Project.

02/17/21

With the first vintage of this wine, the Bogle family will be donating a portion of sales to the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation. A donation of $1 per case sold will go toward supporting restaurant employees and their families impacted by COVID-19.

02/12/21

The city of Bakersfield, and the Kern County Water Agency are suing nearby water districts over their plan to skim water from Kern County sources for transport to other parts of the state - water that county officials say they need for themselves.

01/27/21

Farmworkers are among the most vulnerable populations because they work in close proximity to each other and go home often to multi-generational households.

01/22/21

Monticelli, a native of Pistoia in Italy's Tuscany region whose family are vintners, graduated magna cum laude from Fresno State in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in viticulture and enology. He started working for Gallo the following year.

01/14/21

Last month, staff presented a series of flood risk maps at different planning horizons, along with some numbers on population and the amount of land that could be flooded. They now have additional data that includes the economic value of those exposed assets.

12/29/20

In the San Joaquin Valley, medical professionals fear that many in the public still fail to grasp the dangers of COVID-19.

12/23/20

UC Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Dahlberg, also the director of the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) in Parlier, invoked his 35 years of sorghum expertise to increasing interest in growing the crop in California and to better understanding plants' ability to tolerate drought. Dahlberg retires Jan. 8.

12/17/20

Without a doubt the fires have caused the single biggest hit in the grape world for the entire west coast. Naturally, the change in the market exports have also had an impact-but the fires have been devastating.

12/10/20

"Our technology at BioFiltro, what it is is the star of the show is the worm. Ultimately, the worms are known as an ecosystem or environmental engineers," said Mai Ann Healy, BioFiltro spokesperson.

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