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The message from the House Natural Resources Committee hearing was clear: California's current drought is a product of poor policies over the last several decades.
May 19, 2021
"Well, we finally have that much sought-after statewide drought emergency from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Now it’s time to realize what this really means."
May 11, 2021
After weeks of cajoling, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation of a state of emergency on California's ever-worsening drought.
May 10, 2021
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation delivered equally bad news to farmers north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta after suspending deliveries in the San Joaquin Valley.
May 5, 2021
"The Golden State's lack of water spells catastrophe in wildfire season and could leave poor communities without water. Don't worry, Washington Democrats say. We're focusing on coral reefs."
May 4, 2021
A booming, bipartisan coalition of Valley officials sought to capture the initiative and serve as a tipping point to convince Gov. Gavin Newsom to change course amid state's ever-worsening drought.
April 30, 2021
The proposal aims to tackle two key problems facing the Golden State in 2021: lack of water and Californians' sky-high stack of unpaid water bills. Here's what else is in the proposal.
April 28, 2021
Westlands Water District has a new man helming its Board of Directors, but not without a contested vote.
April 21, 2021
The executive action by Gov. Gavin Newsom is singularly targeted at California's wine country – home of his own winery, PlumpJack Winery.
April 21, 2021