Monthly Archives: September 2007

Governor’s Water Plan

New circumstances determine new requirements and the plan the governor is promoting, including dams and conveyance, addresses them. Lester Snow: Water plan would boost ailing systemBy Lester Snow – Special To The BeePublished 12:00 am PDT Sunday, September 30, 2007 … Continue reading

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Walters on Water

Priceless! Dan Walters: Water duel symbolizes deep chasmBy Dan Walters – Bee ColumnistPublished 12:00 am PDT Sunday, September 30, 2007 When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called a special legislative session on water supply, it underscored that California’s fundamental conflicts over water … Continue reading

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Flood Ready?

One would think that celebrating reaching a 200 year flood level, considering New Orleans had a 250 year level right before it flooded, is somewhat shortsighted, but if the eventual goal was reaching the level virtually all other major river … Continue reading

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Another New City?

In what is becoming an old story for our region, another area of the County begins to look for an identity, and as so often happens when that process begins, is where it ends up. Cosumnes anyone? South Sacramento: Shaping … Continue reading

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Cal Expo Arena

Building an arena without raising taxes, for a private enterprise that makes very good money, isn’t such an unusual idea that it needed an outside pair of eyes to discover, but sometimes that is how things work, it takes that … Continue reading

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Old Olives

Grown from trees planted soon after the Gold Rush, these heritage olives, while not rivaling the centuries old trees in Europe and Asia, are, by California standards, positively ancient. Heritage harvestOlive oil from trees planted in the 1860s has become … Continue reading

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The Northern Pike & the Sea Lamprey

Both are invading places they have found inviting while being resisted to the tune of millions of dollars of public funds, and those battling the lampreys are using a sterilization technique that the folks here should try—if applicable—if the current … Continue reading

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Dams on Table

Now that the principle has been agreed upon, all that remains is determining who pays, and given the benefit to the state from flood protection being increased, it seems clear the state should bear the biggest burden. Assembly Democrats talk … Continue reading

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City Helping Birthing

Continuing a long tradition of established cities helping new cities began their life, Elk Grove gives a few more bucks to the Arden Arcade cityhood effort. A very good thing. Arden Arcade given $15,000 by Elk GroveCouncil OKs gift to … Continue reading

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Smelt Banking

Good program, good plan and way to go UCD! Safeguarding a speciesA UC Davis captive-breeding program will use captured Delta smelt to create a strong strain to replenish the wild population if it dies outBy Matt Weiser – Bee Staff … Continue reading

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