In this file photo, a sign calling attention to the loss of jobs blamed on the lack of water is displayed near Lemoore. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California court denies push for payment during tunnel tests

California officials don't have to pay property owners to access their land…


This Feb. 5, 2016, photograph shows citrus groves east of Fresno, California. A newly released state report shows California farmers reaping record sales of $53.5 billion in 2014, the same year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what became mandatory conservation for cities and towns. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

California farmers reap record sales in record drought

FRESNO — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales…


Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDennis “Tree” Rubenstein and other Free Farm volunteers remove plants from their site at Gough and Eddy streets. The  operation must be out by December.

Volunteers lament move of Free Farm for development

Wet soil clung to the hands of two San Francisco farmers Wednesday…