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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Draft Emergency Regulations

On September 21, 2015, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) hosted the third of three webinars to conclude the presentation of the draft SGMA Emergency Regulations. The implementation schedule of SGMA calls for these regulations to be approved by 2015 and in use by 2016.  Previous webinars were reported here and here. To see all […]

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

Developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) – Part Three SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin This is part three of a multi-part report on California’s plan to achieve Sustainable Groundwater Management. Part One covers recent history and the legislation implementation timeline. Part Two covers the Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations. Part Three covers three of the ten issue topics for Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulation development. Much […]

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

Draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations – Part Two SGMA

By Sheryl Hamlin In Part One of this series on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the history of California’s landmark 2014 legislation was discussed as well as the near-term milestones in the implementation of the legislation. In Part Two, the draft Basin Boundary Emergency Regulations will be discussed. Every word carries significance in governmental […]

The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

The 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by the Board of the United Water Conservation District and held in the library of Fillmore, ailment California, order the three hour workshop summarized the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), doctor which was signed into law by Governor Brown in September of 2014.  Pronounced “sigma”, the SGMA will change water management […]

American Education: Child Indoctrination, Struggle Sessions and Debt Slavery

American Education: Child Indoctrination, Struggle Sessions and Debt Slavery

    By Sam Jacobs, Ammo.com Seemingly overnight, a large segment of America has gone insane. We’re not talking about the culture of paranoia and safety that has metastasized in the wake of COVID-19 hysteria. We’re talking about the ideological shift, particularly on cultural issues, that has occurred since the start of the Obama Administration. To […]

Oxnard | Alexander Hamilton Named Interim Fire Chief

Oxnard | Alexander Hamilton Named Interim Fire Chief

OXNARD, Calif. – City Manager Alexander Nguyen has named Assistant Fire Chief Alexander Hamilton as Interim Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Darwin Base on August 31. Assistant Chief Hamilton started his career with the Oxnard Fire Department fifteen years ago as a Firefighter in 2005, and worked his way up through the ranks […]

Watch Ballerinas Compete Virtually in Front of World-Renowned Judges

Watch Ballerinas Compete Virtually in Front of World-Renowned Judges

  Youth America Grand Prix Pas de Deux Virtual Competition Internationally Distinguished Dance World To Judge Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) – the world’s largest ballet scholarship organization – presents YAGP’s Pas de Deux Virtual Competition. Over 12,000 aspiring dancers – ages 9 to 19 – danced at YAGP’s 2020 regional auditions around the globe; 34 cities in 14 countries. The three […]

United Water Conservation District and the Santa Paula Basin

United Water Conservation District and the Santa Paula Basin

by Sheryl Hamlin Three executive managers from the United Water Conservation District (Tony Emmert Assistant General Manager, Bob Siemak Assistant General Manager, Joseph Jereb CFO) attended the Santa Paula City Council via Zoom on May 20, 2020 for a detailed discussion about water management in the Santa Paula Basin. History Council Member Sobel asked for […]

‘Lost communities’: thousands of wells in rural California may run dry

‘Lost communities’: thousands of wells in rural California may run dry

by Susie Cagle When Carolina Garcia’s well began pumping sand and air instead of water in 2016, she didn’t know where to turn. The Garcias had been living in Tombstone Territory, a quiet four-street community in California’s San Joaquin Valley, for 10 years. In the middle of the state’s historic drought, many of the farms surrounding […]

Gaines Report | So Many Laws Proposed – Guns and Sacramento

Gaines Report | So Many Laws Proposed – Guns and Sacramento

The 2020 Session of the California State Legislature – the second year of the two-year 2019/2020 Legislative Session – is nearing the end of its second month and activity at our State Capitol is hectic. With the fate of “two-year” bills lingering from the 2019 Session being determined, and the dust from last Friday’s deadline […]

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