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Salmon fishing banned along California coast as population plummets – Los Angeles Times

This week, The Pacific Fishery Management Council, a multistate, quasi-federal body that decides on ocean fishing seasons, adopted proposals to close the fishing season at a meeting last week, and is expected to formally approve the closure at a meeting in early April. This decision comes as fishery officials record low numbers of fall-run chinook salmon that returned to spawn in the Sacramento river.


California’s ghostly Tulare Lake will be revived this year – CalMatters

Once the largest lake west of the Mississippi, the dry Tulare Lake, located in Kings County, shows signs of returning. With historic rain and snowmelt this year, the lake may return to life once again.


Madera Community Hospital CEO: time running out to reopen – KVPR.org

After receiving nearly 100 ER patients a day, the Madera Community Hospital has closed due to ongoing financial distress. Despite ongoing difficulties, administration maintains hopes of reopening.