Rallying cry against the tunnels reaches all-time high
As the final day for public comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) comes to a close, Delta advocates, environmental groups, legislators and residents of the West Coast’s largest estuary came out in force at the State Capitol to protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin peripheral tunnels proposal.
This year’s Pear Fair, the 42nd of it’s kind proved to be another monumental hit. With contributions from the entire Courtland community and beyond, attendees were in for a day of laughs, fun, camaraderie and plenty of good food and drink.
The Pear Lady was on hand of course, along with this year’s Pear Queens,
Senator Lois Wolk has continued in her fight to protect the Delta like never before- authoring SB848, which made it through a rigorous test to be the water bond proposed by the legislature to replace the current bond slated for the November ballot, Proposition 43.
Isleton looks at a cannabis dispensary at former bank location
The proposal of a medical cannabis dispensary in Isleton has risen yet again.
When Delta Allied Growers proposed a massive cannabis grow facility in 2011, residents were split on the issue – but the city ultimately approved the plans to go ahead with the facility. As the project neared fruition, the Sacramento
Frazier hosts invasive weeds forum in Discovery Bay
11th District Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) coordinated an impressive panel of federal and state experts over a solid month to address the growing concerns expressed by numerous residents of Discovery Bay by providing facts, innovations and recommendations for working with the community in the management of invasive weeds.
Rio Vista’s first major building construction in the downtown area in over 20 years was recently completed. The McCormack Building – an added section next door to the Bank of Rio Vista has provided hope that growth can happen downtown.
The historic feat was achieved by a wide array of Rio Vistans, ranging from
RV City Council pushes through budget, eyes further changes
The Rio Vista City Council moved on Tuesday to adopt a final budget.
The 2014-15 budget had become a hot-button issue of late as council members and residents took a longer look at the City’s long-term economic structure. City Manager Tim Chapa gave a candid appraisal, citing a “clear structural deficit
In spite of a concerted effort on the part of the Governor’s office, Californians have shown they are unwilling to curb their water usage. In fact, the state’s 38-million residents are using more water, according to a recent UC Davis study.
The increase makes sense given crops’ need for more water during especially
So was the case for the unincorporated town of Collinsville in western rural Solano County, several miles west of Birds Landing. 75 years ago, much of the town burned down – but this time it was worse.
Walnut Grove turns back the clock with July 4th Parade
It’s one of the country’s more enduring images: flag-waving children watching Independence Day floats file past. Norman Rockwell put the image to canvas. Dorothea Lange captured the enduring moment in photographs during The Great Depression. And filmmakers cast entire movies around the popular image.
Cajun & Blues a success despite local microbreweries’ hardship
This year’s Cajun & Blues Festival at B&W Resort and Delta Boat Storage received rave reviews in many aspects – but numerous locals and festivalgoers were disappointed with various aspects of the event.
While it is obvious that changing a festival’s location after decades is a
700-plus weather high temperatures for weekend fun at Old Sugar Mill
There’s a unique cooperative taking place in Clarksburg.
The town itself has fewer than 500 people in it. But over the past couple decades the region has developed anything but a tiny wine reputation. Vineyards cover more than 7,000 acres of land in the area 20-miles southwest of Sacramento and produce