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The Trump Obsession Comes for California’s Water

The Trump Obsession Comes for California’s Water

By  JACK FOWLER Tomorrow, the Golden State’s Democrat-run, veto-proof legislature returns from its summer break and is expected to quickly take up S.B. 1, the “California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019.” It has been proposed for one reason: Donald Trump is president. Under his administration, long-standing EPA regulations and analyses, and bureaucratic (state and […]

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday 9-7-19

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday 9-7-19

The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is an amazing example of California’s biodiversity. The lushness of the landscape and the variety of plants and plant communities at the Preserve are exceptional. It’s no surprise that it’s been described as “the jewel of the Gaviota Coast.” So Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer is going back once more […]

Editorial: Are Water Agencies Willing and Prepared to Test

Editorial: Are Water Agencies Willing and Prepared to Test

Response to: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All Depending on the level of treatment and thus the cost of delivered water, various contaminants and pathogens can be left in and ignored, or removed and acknowledged. Under some circumstances, the water can be considered as “legal” but that […]

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

Author of the bestselling and award winning California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann will make a return appearance in Ojai on Saturday, June 29, on the statewide book tour for his next published work, The State of Water, Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource (HEYDAY, June 2019). Obi’s February 2018 visit here as the guest of Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer, included […]

Trickle or torrent, all property owners are haunted by waters

Trickle or torrent, all property owners are haunted by waters

    By ETHAN BLEVINS On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal published my op-ed about Navy veteran Joe Robertson, who went to federal prison for digging ponds high in the Montana mountains. Here’s the article’s opening: “I am haunted by waters,” wrote Norman Maclean in “A River Runs Through It,” his 1976 novel about growing up in a […]

California Spent $240 Million On Dual Water Tunnels. Then Gavin Newsom Called An Audible

California Spent $240 Million On Dual Water Tunnels. Then Gavin Newsom Called An Audible

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom rewrote a $16 billion plan to build two giant water tunnels after the state had already invested $240 million. Construction on the water tunnels began under former California Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown planned to reroute the state’s water system to transfer water from the wetter, northern area […]

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Sale of $299.6 Million in Bonds for State Water Project

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Sale of $299.6 Million in Bonds  for State Water Project

SACRAMENTO – California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the competitive sale today of $299.6 million in California Department of Water Resources (DWR) water system revenue bonds to refinance certain State Water Project capital improvements, including a portion of the costs of the Oroville Dam Spillways Response, Recovery and Restoration Project. “These funds will be used […]

California’s water infrastructure could be tested this spring as massive winter snowpack melts away

California’s water infrastructure could be tested this spring as massive winter snowpack melts away

By Mike Branom As waterlogged storms repeatedly pounded California this winter, social media was filled with variations on a distinct photo theme. The subject was a freshly plowed road wedged between towering white walls of snow measuring 10 or 20 feet tall. As long as vehicles had safe passage, a wintry trench would be fine — that snow had […]

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

Advisory | On the Proposed Capital Improvement Project for Ventura Water Supply

By Daniel Cormode  Mayor and Members of the City Council, Discussion of the City of San Buenaventura Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is scheduled for the City Council Meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019.  Included in the proposed CIP are capital improvement projects related to the water supply. To date, the Water Commission has not demonstrated proactive […]

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 […]

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