Weekend Wrap-Up: Legislation; San Joaquin River Restoration
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: “Gov. Jerry Brown Wraps Up Action on Bills for the Year,” the Los Angeles Times reported. A column by Dan Walters in The Sacramento Bee was headlined “Who Won and Who Lost In California Legislature This Year.” The San Francisco Chronicle reported, “State, Nevada Extend Compact on Lake Tahoe Control.”
Headlines also included the following: “State Proposes Salmon Hatchery for San Joaquin River Restoration,” an article in the Los Angeles Times; “Water in Redwood Country Worth More Than Nickel,” a commentary in The Sacramento Bee; and “Public Water Moves Call for Voter Wisdom,” an editorial in The Monterey County Herald. If you missed it, “California’s Delta: Inside and Out,” the five-part Capital Public Radio series, ran last week.
Water Word of the Week: Aquafornia’s Water Word(s) of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is San Joaquin River and San Joaquin River Restoration Program, which is also the focus of a Water Education Foundation tour Nov. 7-8.
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Governor Signs Bills to Tackle State’s Water Crisis,” from Reuters. Again, the most viewed commentary was “Nature’s Signs Point Toward Big Winter,” Tom Steinstra’s Outdoors column in the San Francisco Chronicle.
What’s on the Calendar? This week’s events include today’s Southern California Water Committee Bay Delta Conservation Plan Workshop; an evening program Tuesday, Oct. 15, from The Commonwealth Club of California titled “The Bay Delta: A Grand Bargain?” in Sacramento; a California Water Commission meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Sacramento; and the Water Education Foundation’s sold-out Northern California Water Tour Oct. 16-18.