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Ventura County| One of State’s Driest Counties

Ventura County| One of State’s Driest Counties

After a lot of rain in 2019 all of California was out of the major drought situation it had been in for years.  Snow pack was at 120% of the yearly average.  However, 2020 has had about half its normal rainfall through this time of the rainy season.  . The forecast for the next couple […]

POLITICS | Senate Republican Leader Grove Blasts New Lawsuit Restricting Water Delivery

POLITICS | Senate Republican Leader Grove Blasts New Lawsuit Restricting Water Delivery

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) responds to the latest legal action filed by the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) against the Trump Administration over the biological opinions and water delivery: “President Trump has taken great strides forward with his water action this week and he is […]

California Sues Trump Admin After President Signs Order Delivering Water to Farmers

California Sues Trump Admin After President Signs Order Delivering Water to Farmers

BY JANITA KAN The state of California has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging that President Donald Trump’s order granting farmers more access to water in the state had failed to consider a variety of environmental impacts. The president signed a memorandum on Wednesday supporting water development and delivery in the state’s Central Valley and Southern California, […]

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

BY REBECCA BEITSCH  President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south. The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that […]

Oxnard | Letter to Mayor and City Manager – Developers and New Fire Stations

Oxnard | Letter to Mayor and City Manager – Developers and New Fire Stations

Mr. Mayor, Mr. City Manager: It has been stated numerous times that the average residential housing unit is occupied by 4 people. The city is under a state mandate to provide at least 7,000 low income housing units. According to city staff, the city will not be able to charge developer impact fees for these […]

Are We Ready for Potable Reuse of Wastewater?

Are We Ready for Potable Reuse of Wastewater?

    By Dr. Edo McGowan, Guest Editorial As to toxins, carcinogens, endocrine disrupters as well as pathogens, the standards are badly in need of review. The regulatory community in the U.S. is well aware of this deficit but is moribund. Industry pressures on legislatures and regulators should be reviewed. There are a number of […]

Santa Paula: Public Works Fills, Fixes and Voids

Santa Paula: Public Works Fills, Fixes and Voids

By Sheryl Hamlin At the October 16, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Public Works Director Clete Saunier presented the quarterly report for July-September of 2019, which is the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019-2020. There were nine slides, four of which are shown here. The details of the staff presentation were included in the […]

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 […]

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