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Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

By Joel Pollak “Republic of Thirst” is a three-part series made possible by a generous fellowship from the Robert Novak Foundation. Part 1 of this series explored current debates about the allocation of California’s scarce water resources. Part 2 explored whether the water supply could be expanded by building new reservoirs. Part 3 explores whether California might alleviate its chronic […]

Marijuana Cultivation Damaging California Water Supply

Marijuana Cultivation Damaging California Water Supply

By  CHRISS W. STREET The California water supply is suffering serious degradation from the 99 percent of unlicensed marijuana cultivators that remain unlicensed to avoid taxes and environmental regulation. California’s voter-approved Proposition 64 legalization of recreational marijuana initiative stated the law’s “purpose and intent” was to establish goals to “prevent illegal production or distribution of marijuana” through licensing […]

 Approving the Budget, More Water Talk, and Medical Marijuana takes Root

 Approving the Budget, More Water Talk, and  Medical Marijuana takes Root

  By Jay Murphy This Tues evening the Ojai City Council held two meetings, a joint session with the Parks and Recreation Commission and the regular Council meeting. Both meetings were held in the council chambers at Ojai’s City Hall. Business began at 6:00 with the roll call and Pledge of Allegiance. All members were […]

What To Do About Water, Preserving Downtown Ojai and Possible Police Profiling

What To Do About Water, Preserving Downtown Ojai and Possible Police Profiling

By Jay Murphy Ojai City Council Meeting…Aug 8 Tues evening the Ojai City Council held its meeting  at City Hall with all members present; Mayor Johnston, Mayor Pro Tem Weirick, Council members Haney, Francina and Blatz as well as  City Manager Steve McCreary and Legal Council Matt Summers. The meeting began promptly at seven and […]

Supervisor Bennett to Hold Public Forum on Ocean Water Desalination

Supervisor Bennett to Hold Public Forum on Ocean Water Desalination

Water Cutbacks in the Tea Leaves for Simi Valley

Water Cutbacks in the Tea Leaves for Simi Valley

Even with above average snowpack in Northern California, things aren’t looking good for water supply in Ventura County. It’s noted as one of the driest counties in the state when it comes to water on hand with the reservoir at Casatic facing the possibility of unprecedented low levels. Susan Mulligan, General Manager for Calleguas Municipal Water […]

Interview on Water, News Talk KVTA AM 1590

Interview on Water, News Talk KVTA AM 1590

Just in case you did not get a chance recently to listen to the interview with Mr. Mohammed Hasan by Ms. Kelli McKay of our local radio station, KVTA, here’s the link. It’s about 16  minutes. http://1400localsonly.podomatic.com/entry/2016-03-25T10_02_45-07_00 Your comments are appreciated. Thanks. Sincerely, John S. Weigle Public Relations manager Hasan Consultants-over 31 years of service! Civil and […]

Foster Park Wellfield Water Production Estimate Errors

Foster Park Wellfield Water Production Estimate Errors

By Daniel Cormode

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

. What’s more important: High-speed rail or water? Proponents of a proposed ballot measure would force voters to choose just that. The measure would redirect $8 billion in unsold high-speed rail bonds and $2.7 billion from the 2014 water bond to fund new water storage projects, while restructuring the oversight of those projects and prioritizing water usage […]

Water supply issues on 2-22 Ventura Council agenda

Water supply issues on 2-22 Ventura Council agenda

Tomorrow night’s 22 Feb 2016 Ventura City Council Meeting has the following items of interest on the agenda. Adopting a resolution approving the Initial Study and Negative Declaration Environmental Review for the proposed Ventura Wastewater Reclamation Facility Recycled Water Project.  The project continues to allow potable water to be used for dust control and land […]

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