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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 […]

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 […]

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