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  • Environmentalists criticize changes to California delta plan

    Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water around California's delta. The revision calls for...
  • Drought inspires creative suggestions to address water shortage

    Last month, after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered Californians to cut back their water use, a retired engineering professor in Carmel revived a decades-old proposal for easing the drought: icebergs. He wrote to officials urging them to consider towing giant...
  • Governor, show our lawns a little respect

    Governor, show our lawns a little respect
    Gov. Jerry Brown apparently wants to turn California's green lawns into the dreary color that matches his name. There's family precedent for that. In his last term as governor 50 years ago, Jerry's father, Pat Brown, repainted the golden dome on the...
  • Meeting water-saving goals will be 'huge lift for everyone,' regulator says

    Meeting water-saving goals will be 'huge lift for everyone,' regulator says
    With hot summer months around the corner and new conservation rules taking effect, Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials Wednesday called on Californians again to radically cut their water use in cities and towns to cope with the drought. “We’...
  • Brown lawns loom this summer in California

    It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun. More than a century later, this sprawling middle-class...
  • If not this California delta plan, then what?

    If not this California delta plan, then what?
    In years of average rainfall, when pumps at the south end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta lift water to two parallel aqueducts to begin the journey to Central Valley fields and Southern California households, the suction reverses the flow of the...
  • Panel to consider pay raises for Gov. Brown, legislators

    Panel to consider pay raises for Gov. Brown, legislators
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed a Sacramento Kings executive to a state panel that will meet Monday to decide whether to give the governor and state lawmakers a pay raise. The appointment of Matina Kolokotronis, president of business operations...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown thanks foot soldiers in conservation battle

    Gov. Jerry Brown thanks foot soldiers in conservation battle
    The day after regulators approved unprecedented restrictions on using water during California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday faced hundreds of people who will be tasked with enforcing the rules. In a speech to a convention of local water...
  • Amid drought, the West is no place for a lawn, as Nevada has learned

    Amid drought, the West is no place for a lawn, as Nevada has learned
    When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered that California rip up 50 million square feet of lawns to conserve water amid the West's deadening drought, the Golden State gasped. Meanwhile, the Silver State yawned. Desert denizens have already been there and done...
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State Water...
  • Things to know about new water rules in California drought

    Brown lawns, dusty cars and idle sprinklers loom this summer under Gov. Jerry Brown's mandate to reduce urban water use by 25 percent to get through the drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved new restrictions Tuesday that include a...