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Young San Joaquin River salmon catch a truck ride from Friant Dam

fresnobee.com — Biologists this week helped 54,000 Northern California salmon become San Joaquin River inhabitants - launching the river's largest experiment to rejuvenate a long-dead salmon run. As part of the nearly 5-year-old San Joaquin restoration project, half of the juvenile fish will be released today for a long, dangerous swim to the Pacific Ocean.
"♫ Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads ... ♫ " Old tune in my head as I read @markgrossi's salmon story fresnobee.com/2014/04/16/388…
San Joaquin River restoration: Young salmon, imprinted with water below Friant Dam, released downstream @markgrossi bit.ly/1pdLC6c
RT @markgrossi: San Joaquin River restoration hits high note -- 54,000 young #salmon released bit.ly/1eDLsR1 #cawater
San Joaquin River restoration hits high note -- 54,000 young #salmon released bit.ly/1eDLsR1 #cawater
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Warszawski: Fresno State's new women's basketball coach can learn from predecessors

fresnobee.com — Fresno State introduced a new women's basketball coach Thursday afternoon, and it's not the old one. Meet Jaime White. Newsflash: She isn't Adrian Wiggins. To a lot of Bulldogs fans, this is a bit of a puzzle. After all, Wiggins led Fresno State to five NCAA Tournaments from 2008-12 before leaving for Ole Miss.
RT @MarekTheBee: Why Fresno State's new women's basketball coach isn't the old one. fresnobee.com/2014/04/17/388…

Fugitive on FBI's most wanted list could be in Sierra

fresnobee.com — A man on the FBI Top 10 list of most wanted fugitives could be hiding in the Sierra Nevada mountains or Southern California, the federal agency announced Thursday. William Bradford Bishop is wanted in connection with the murder of his five family members in March 1976 -- all of whom he allegedly bludgeoned to death before burning and burying their bodies in North Carolina.
RT @FresnoBee: Age-adjusted bust of William Bradford Bishop, an FBI fugitive who may be hiding in Sierra: fresnobee.com/2014/04/17/388… http://t.c…

Injured Yosemite hiker gets a lift from Fresno helicopter

fresnobee.com — An injured hiker in Yosemite National Park got a lift from a California Highway Patrol helicopter from Fresno on Tuesday night. The woman, who is in her 40s, injured her back while hiking in "very rugged" terrain along Tenaya Creek upstream from Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley, CHP said.

Friant-raised salmon hit the road

fresnobee.com — Center, Michael Tolan hands buckets of salmon smolt to Steve Schoenberg both are U.S. Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologists. 50,000 spring run chinook (king) salmon were raised in pens just below Friant Dam and were trucked to the confluence of the Merced and the San Joaquin Rivers to be released.
RT @opiniontalk: Check out photos of Friant-raised #salmon getting a lift to the confluence of Merced and San Joaquin Rivers:... http://t.c…

Field Poll: Drought responses split California

fresnobee.com — Californians agree their state is parched, but they diverge by region on how supplies dried up and what should be done about the drought. "There's clearly a consensus that the state has a serious water shortage," Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo said of a survey on the subject released Tuesday.

Appeals court denies high-speed rail petition

fresnobee.com — A state appeals court has denied a petition by the California High-Speed Rail Authority seeking to head off a trial over whether its bullet-train plans comply with state law. A three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento issued its order late Tuesday, summarily denying the rail agency's March 21 request related to a lawsuit by high-speed rail foes in Kings County.
California appeals court denies petition, clears way for high-speed rail trial fresnobee.com/2014/04/16/388…