Weekend Wrap-Up: Water Issues and the Governor
Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:
At the top of the scroll: “Water Bond, Tunnels Provide New Test for Jerry Brown,” was the title of Dan Walters’ Sunday column in The Sacramento Bee. An excerpt included the following: “Brown ardently supports the twin tunnels, but navigating the bond issue’s perilous political waters will be a big test for his second governorship.” His Monday column, “California Oil Could Boom Again,” addressed hydraulic fracturing, including an update on activities in the Capitol.
“All Californians Deserve Clean Water” was the headline of a Sunday editorial in the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt was, “Brown was right to promise all Californians access to clean, safe water. Now he should deliver on that promise.”
Stephanie Taylor continued her “California Sketchbook” series in The Sacramento Bee on the topic of “Hot, Dry: Just Right for Native Plants.” Stephanie has donated her paintings to Water Education Foundation fund-raising events. View her entire Sacramento Bee series.
Last Week’s Top Stories: The most viewed story was “Why This Heat Wave’s So Scary and What’s Behind It.” The most viewed commentary was “Easy, Inexpensive Way to Increase California Water Storage.”What’s on the Calendar?This week a Brown Bag Seminar on the topic of “Seismic Performance of Levees Founded on Non-organic and Organic Soils in California and Japan” will be jointly presented Wednesday, July 10, by the Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program, Ecosystem Restoration Program and Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program. On Friday, July 12, a Delta Independent Science Board teleconference meeting will be held.