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California cage law expected to increase egg prices

FRESNO, Calif. - The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings.
Wine Time: Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2012, Russian River Valley

When you begin a new year, it's always nice to start off on the right foot, with lofty goals and high expectations. With that in mind, I thought I would review a wine that is about as close to perfect as you can get and still be within reach.
Farmers brace for workforce shortage under Obama's executive action on immigration

FRESNO, Calif. - Thousands of the state's farmworkers might choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs.
Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

...themselves, their skills become obsolete," he said.Norm Matloff, a computer science professor at the University of California, Davis, agreed that age plays into it - not because older workers are less skilled but because they typically require...
Targeting treatment, and only 2 percent of clinical cancer studies focus on non-white ethnic groups, according to a University of California-Davis study.Studies have shown cost, transportation issues and cultural differences play roles in lower minority...
Electric vehicle owners in Augusta won't depend on charging stations outside of home

As the infrastructure for electric vehicles continues to grow, some Augusta drivers say they aren't dependent on charging stations outside of their garage but welcome the option to add a few miles around town.
Study: Alcohol interferes with male partnering

It sounds like an old cliche but it is true: After a bout of drinking together, males are less interested in pairing back up with their partner while females are more strongly attracted to their mate, at least in an animal model of human behavior.
Some male animals also strive to be good fathers, researchers say

...that might be where the paternal change starts, said Bales, an associate professor of psychology at the University of California-Davis and the unit leader for Brain, Mind and Behavior at the California National Primate Research Center. Two important...
Tons of schools name cities

Somehow these universities managed not only to survive, but thrive.
Corps finds deficiencies in US levees, including Augusta's

NEW ORLEANS - Inspectors taking the first inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states.