| Feb 25, 2014
Re "Drought in a state of denial," Feb. 23
Sure, California has had severe droughts in the past, but we haven't been here before. We have not been at 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere the entire history of human existence. The...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:57 PM
SACRAMENTO — If a product doesn't sell, try repackaging and renaming. That's a proven strategy, whatever you're peddling.
Good timing also helps.
Thus, when the governor's California Water Action Plan sits on a shelf unnoticed for a while...
| Feb 24, 2014
Los Angeles uses less water per capita than any other U.S. city with more than 1 million people: about 123 gallons per person per day. Although the city is setting an example for the rest of the state, it can do much more. California is in a severe...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Central Valley growers Friday got the grim news they have been expecting for months. Most of them will get no water from the big federal irrigation project that supplies 3 million acres of California farm land.
Citing the state’s severe drought,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:26 AM
A proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package unveiled Wednesday was met with mixed reactions, with one state Republican leader calling it a "drop in the bucket."
The proposal, presented by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders, aims to clean up...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:22 PM
GREELEY, Colo. — In this parched farming region, where the land flattens out and every drop of water is precious, another player has lined up at the spigot.
On a recent sunny afternoon, a huge cylindrical tanker truck rolled up to a red city...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:40 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin because of the state's prolonged dry spell.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:14 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package was unveiled Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin.
The proposal presented by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders would provide millions of...
| Feb 18, 2014
Re "Obama brings good, bad news," Feb. 15
Experts have been warning for years of the potential social and economic consequences attributable to climate change. Whether or not California's current drought is the result of climate change, I fear the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:14 PM
FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Standing Friday afternoon on cracked, parched earth where melons would usually grow, President Obama brought both a message of aid and an ominous warning to drought-stricken California as he outlined more than $160 million in...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 3:00 PM
If somehow you missed the news that California is drier than a stale tortilla, the Amber Alert signs have come to the rescue with highway bulletins like this one:
"Serious drought, help save water."
This is helpful to a point, I suppose, and I like...