Edit: To clarify, Meral’s statement that exports won’t increase is based on the 20-year-average of 5.3 million acre-feet. That’s doesn’t necessarily mean 5.3 million acre-feet will be the future target for exports. Jerry Meral, orchestrator of the state’s twin tunnels plan, said in a column published in The Record on Sunday that the amount of [...]
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and 12 members of the House have written to Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, expressing “continued strong support for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) process.” Read the letter.
Here’s one of those sour, excessively cynical posts which I’m sometimes inclined to write. The L.A. Kings and the San Jose Sharks are in the middle of a seven-game NHL series. (That’s hockey, people. The one they play on ice.) Normally these long series mean you’ve got to take little miniature road trips. You’ll play [...]
Two members of the Delta Stewardship Council are from the Delta, so I was curious what those members would say and how they would vote when the long-awaited Delta Plan finally came up for adoption last Thursday. Former state Sen. Patrick Johnston of Stockton specifically addressed the city’s concern that the plan gives the state [...]
Friday, May 17: “Sky Tours” stargazing event. 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. Come peer through the telescopes of Stockton Astronomical Society members. Free. Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first and [...]
As reported in this morning’s ink edition, Dino Cortopassi has lost his five-year fight to force the state to dredge the Mokelumne River near his Canal Ranch property. Here is the ruling by Judge Linda Lofthus.
My “cost-benefit” earlier this week on taking the bus to Yosemite vs driving failed to take into consideration the $20 park entrance fee. It’s a wonder I’m even allowed to write about this stuff. So let’s try again. Adding the entrance fee onto what I figured earlier, it’d probably cost me about $43 to drive [...]
Check out this series of of time lapse images from Google Earth, showing Stockton’s evolution over the past 30 years.
YARTS, the bus system linking Merced with Yosemite, is now offering service from Sonora. The seasonal service starts on Thursday and runs through Sept. 15. I’ve always wondered how well YARTS works, logistically. Anyone tried it? Based on the YARTS website, it looks like you could catch a bus about 8 a.m. in Sonora and [...]
Saturday, May 11: Friends of the Lower Calaveras River’s monthly river walk, “Spring on the Calaveras,” which will explore the old Budiselich Dam site. That location on the river east of Highway 99 was recently improved to allow for better fish passage. Meet at 10 a.m. behind the old 99 Club at the corner of [...]