Newsom sides with Valley Air District, vetoes oversight bill by Arambula

AB 2550, introduced by Fresno Democrat Joaquin Arambula, would have empowered local communities to audit the Valley Air District’s failed clean air strategies and required the state’s top air watchdog, the California Air Resources Board, to supervise the polluters that the Valley air district has not curbed within Clean Air Act deadlines.

Most vulnerable communities in central San Joaquin Valley bear brunt of extreme weather phenomena

This story is part of a series done in collaboration with the Central Valley News Collaborative lab at the Fresno Bee, exploring the impact of climate change on various populations within the central San Joaquin Valley, particularly those most vulnerable to these extreme weather conditions. As temperatures soared toward 105 degrees Wednesday, Esther Fox, 64,…

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