State gas tax rises 3.5 cents Monday, giving California the highest in the nation

Nobody likes high gas prices — or taxes — and Californians are about to get hit with both when a 3.5-cent increase in the state gasoline tax kicks in Monday.

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California Farms Face Labor Shortage As Farmworkers Age

SELMA — California’s $44 billion agricultural industry faces a worsening labor shortage as farmworkers age, more return home to Mexico and fewer new migrants arrive to replace them.

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