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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of central California, rising in the Sierra Nevada and flowing about 515 km (320 mi) west and northwest to form a large delta with the Sacramento River. The San Joaquin Valley is a rich, irrigated agricultural region.


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  • Harry's story confirmed what Jellison already knew, the San Joaquin was a big inland sea, a hundred and more feet deep in places, water lapping to the edges of the hills.

    Lucifer's Hammer

  • "If you want to screw up a river, the San Joaquin is a perfect example," said Gary Bobker, program director for the Bay Institute, which helped negotiate the restoration.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Central Valley counties such as San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced typically have higher unemployment rates than the average in California. - Local News

  • San Joaquin Herald/Zuma Press P&G has agreed to unload the potato-chip unit in a deal where its investors can choose to swap some of their shares for a stake in Diamond, the snack and nut company that is buying Pringles.

    Hidden Flaw in P&G's Diamond Deal

  • In California, the San Joaquin kit fox -- relatively common until the 1930s -- has declined as its Central Valley habitat has been lost in conversion to agriculture.

    Kieran Suckling: 7 Billion: More of Us, Fewer of Them

  • Sock puppets in San Joaquin: In the end, the Republicans were outmaneuvered by a sock-puppet group called OneSanJoaquin that worked to do exactly the same thing the GOP was trying to do - but which, sadly for them, wound up helping McNerney when he jumped into the newly created San Joaquin district.

    Phil Trounstine: Why the ProPublica Remap Yarn Is Nonsense

  • San Joaquin Herald/Zuma Press Diamond Foods' shares dropped on news an accounting probe will delay its earnings release.

    Probe Delays Diamond Foods' Report

  • VA Palo Alto has received 530 vouchers to date, for use in Alameda, Monterey, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties through collaboration with local PHA's.

    Craig Newmark: Vets Affairs Palo Alto helping homeless vets and more

  • Water supplies in the Western U.S. will only get tighter as climate change worsens, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior, which billed it as "the first consistent and coordinated assessment of risks to future water supplies across eight major ... river basins," including the Colorado, Rio Grande and San Joaquin.

    Mason Inman: The Climate Post: Obama's Popularity and the Next Election May Be Tied to Gas Prices

  • Senior agricultural water users along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers will be allocated 100 percent of their contract quantities (approximately 2.4 million acre feet);

    Interior Hopeful on California Water Outlook


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