This time of year, May Vu’s farm in Sanger should be carpeted
with blooming flowers and a bounty of vegetables. But a failing
irrigation pump and a nearly empty well have dried up Vu’s farm
and with it, her source of income.
A state official confirmed Friday that a potentially toxic form
of blue-green algae is blooming in the San Joaquin River. It’s
unknown whether this is the same algae greening up the waterfront
area only a few miles away.
If 200-year flood protection isn’t secured — or at least a
financial and implementation plan in place by July 1, 2016 —
development of the Great Wolf Resort and family entertainment
zone, The Trails at Manteca, and other residential projects in
southwest Manteca won’t take place.
San Joaquin County
supervisors agreed Tuesday to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin
tunnels project – for the second time – and to send nearly 100
pages of highly critical comments to state and federal
Agencies from San Joaquin and Contra Costa counties to NASA and
the U.S. Department of Agriculture formed an invasive-weed task
force seeking holistic, more comprehensive solutions to free the
Delta from its oppressors.
Seventy-plus years later, [Whitey] Rasmussen is still tying his
own feathered flies and crafting his own lures, still using them
to catch his own trophy fish, and still telling some great
stories in a way that only an ex-Navy man can. But Rasmussen
is more than a storyteller.