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  • Activists target Coachella water district in voting change effort

    Opening a new front on efforts to improve minority representation on local elected boards,  attorneys  representing several Latino citizens have accused the Coachella Valley Water District of violating the California Voting Rights Act. In a letter...
  • Tom Calderon decides against running for Senate seat

    Tom Calderon decides against running for Senate seat
    SACRAMENTO -- Former Democratic state Assemblyman Tom Calderon has decided not to run next year for the state Senate seat being vacated by his brother, Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), friends and associates said Wednesday. The decision was not a surprise...
  • The long shadow of William Mulholland

     The long shadow of William Mulholland
    One hundred years after its opening, the Los Angeles Aqueduct continues to cast a long shadow over the rough and tumble of California water policy. The arrival of water from the Owens Valley made the modern city possible. But it also reshaped Los...
  • After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought

    After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought
    WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
  • Coachella water district agrees to change elections system

    Facing a possible lawsuit over the way it chooses its directors, the board of the Coachella Valley Water District voted Tuesday to drop its at-large elections system. From now on, directors will be elected by geographic district.  The change comes...
  • Hawaii's shark worries worsen after kayaker dies in Maui attack

    Hawaii's shark worries worsen after kayaker dies in Maui attack
    Hawaii officials have shut down an area of water just off the southern coast of Maui after a kayaker was killed in an apparent shark attack there Monday. It was the second such death in Maui this year, continuing a worrisome trend for Hawaii after a...
  • Arizona panel OKs $559,000 fine for safety lapses in Yarnell Hill fire

    Arizona panel OKs $559,000 fine for safety lapses in Yarnell Hill fire
    TUCSON - The Arizona State Forestry Division could face $559,000 in fines after a state safety commission found fire officials had committed two serious workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June. Forestry...
  • Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths

    Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths
    TUCSON — The 19 firefighters who perished when 40-foot flames overtook them in a rocky canyon near Prescott in June were the victims of poor planning and bad communication, forced into a losing battle to protect structures and pasturelands that were...
  • Imperial Valley agencies develop plan to save ailing Salton Sea

    Imperial Valley agencies develop plan to save ailing Salton Sea
    SAN DIEGO — With an ominous deadline approaching, two feuding Imperial Valley agencies have put aside their differences and developed a plan they hope can save the ailing Salton Sea, the state's largest body of water and often considered its most...
  • The FDA's toothless action on animal-feed antibiotics isn't enough

    The FDA's toothless action on animal-feed antibiotics isn't enough
    Almost 40 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration found that the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick posed a risk to human health. This week, after decades of delay, the FDA issued a weak, partial and voluntary...
  • For the Calderons, politics and its money are the family business

    For the Calderons, politics and its money are the family business
    SACRAMENTO — Ian Calderon's introduction to the family business began at the ripe age of 1. His dad, Charles Calderon, then a state senator, staged a carnival for his son's birthday at their Montebello home in 1986. The senator used $2,000 in...