Metropolitan Water District votes to finance Delta Tunnels project

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In spite of appeals by many of its ratepayers to oppose the Delta Tunnels project, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Board of Directors today voted 61% to 39% to support the full project to build two massive water tunnels … Continued

Governor Jerry Brown makes last minute appeal to Metropolitan Water District to vote for full Delta Tunnels project

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California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday made a last minute appeal to the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors to vote for the full Delta Tunnels project today, April 10, at their highly-anticipated meeting in Los Angeles. In a letter to … Continued

Exposing the Big Myth: offshore oil drilling has expanded under Governor Jerry Brown

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The Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture held the 45thAnnual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum at the State Capitol in Sacramento on March 8. Below is a revised version of my testimony before the Committee exposing the huge expansion in offshore oil drilling in Southern California … Continued

Metropolitan Water District changes course on Delta Tunnels again

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The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, one of the key backers of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan, today changed its position against on whether to finance a two tunnels project or a staged project, with one tunnel to … Continued

Sand Crab Classic Perch Derby Draws 300 Participants

  Steve Griffin of Marina won the grand master trophy in the fourteenth annual Sand Crab Classic Perch Tournament in Santa Cruz on March 10 by catching a three-pound, 5.5-ounce barred perch measuring 16 5/8 inches long. The fish is … Continued

State Senate appoints infrastructure development corporation executive to Delta Stewardship Council

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The Delta Stewardship Council, a strong supporter of Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, announced the appointment of Maria Mehranian to the Council by the Senate Rules Committee on March 16, 2018. “I am thrilled to join the Delta Stewardship Council and am … Continued

Anglers Brave Chilly Weather at Lake Pardee NTAC Event

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  Bank anglers did the best in the NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge event, sponsored by Angler’s Press and the Fish Sniffer magazine, at Lake Pardee during a cold front that moved into the Mother Lode days before. “Although the forecast … Continued

White Paper Commissioned by Delta Tunnels Proponents Claims CAWaterFix Would ‘Benefit’ Fish

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The Orange County Coastkeeper has commissioned a white paper, “Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fishes,” claiming Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels could help to restore Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fish if built. The report (https://www.coastkeeper.org/white-paper) is authored by Peter B. Moyle, … Continued