Since RioVision’s inception in 2012, the organization has been working to get Rio Vista into the new millennium with a higher functioning city landscape and economic platform. That was culminated over the past week when the Rural Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) came to town to work their magic and recommend what changes and plans need to be made for Rio Vista to excel into the coming decades.
In honor of the Vietnam veterans that lost their lives for the United States, The Wall That Heals, is a mobile version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall that travels the country for those that have not been fortunate enough to see the memorial in person in Washington, D.C.
The wall is constantly evolving. Now, a virtual wall with pictures from nearly
The Georgiana Slough Floating Barrier Project has been tested for the last couple years at the confluence of the Sacramento River and Georgiana Slough at Walnut Grove. This fish-guidance mechanism is intended to keep salmon on track in the Sacramento River and not get stuck in the central and south Delta through Georgiana Slough, where they will most
Solano County Water Agency says state should pay
for half of North Bay Aqueduct Alternative
The Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) is in a peculiar position.
As part of the State Water Project, the SCWA receives water from the project that supplies water up and down the state via the California Aqueduct. In SCWA’s case, Solano cities like Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield and Vacaville get their water from the North
As most would probably expect, the Sierra Club is against the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The club, along with the League of Women Voters held a public forum on the tunnels at the Castro Valley Library on February 20.
In support of the tunnels were Paul Helliker, DWR Deputy Director, Delta and Statewide
Since Rio Vista's Third Thursday began in 2013, it has begun to pick up the pace. This past Thursday was by far the Delta City's finest turnout yet - as the Cupcake Lady showed up and had lines curving around the block in an attempt to get a delicious baked morsel.
While Third Thursday is surely to gain popularity once the weather gets warmer and the
This year’s Delta region baseball schedule starts off with a great rivalry game at Raley
Field – a historic achievement for both sports programs, and the first time either team has played at the picturesque West Sacramento ballpark.
The game is free admission and free parking on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. The vouchers are a
Restore the Delta has continued to expand in its fight against the twin tunnels project, or the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. It has become necessary to increase the spotlight on the cause as proposed legislation from the current drought threatens to export even more water from the Delta during the driest year on record in California.
2014 is an election year and for Congressman John Garamendi, (D-3 Fairfield) now is the beginning of the balancing act that is maintaining his current duties as well as laying the foundation for his quest for another term.
Based around the strategy of “best ideas, suggestions and solutions [come] directly from
New venue, same charm: Peter’s hosts 2014 Spam Festival
In the world of Spam consumption, there are two distinct groups of people: those who can and those who refuse. While some are put off entirely by the enterprise, there are also those who have a fervent soft spot in their hearts for the notoriously curious canned meat.
It has been well established through the years of his Travel Channel culinary adventure
Old Sugar Mill’s Port & Chocolate impresses yet again
Clarksburg's Old Sugar Mill continues to grow in size and popularity. Having added several wineries over the last couple years - the once scarcely populated old beet cannery building is quite possibly the most bustling enterprise in the Delta.
Each year on Valentine's Day weekend, attendees come from far and wide to experience
Kip Korth a fourth generation resident of the Delta and a principal in several Delta Marinas (Korths Pirate's Lair, Willow Berm, Oxbow) passed away on February 7. Kip was a well-known and popular person in the California Delta and especially in the Isleton / Delta Loop area. His passing has saddened his friends and family all over the Delta. He was respected for the good friendly management, cleanliness, and beauty of all the marinas that he was
Highway 160 closure; roadwork harmful to Delta residents
There are only a finite number of ways for motorists to travel in and out of the Delta region.
As it stands now, there are many variables that make traversing the estuary a difficult task and considering that a vast majority of area residents commute to larger cities for work, doctor’s appointments and for shopping – there are increasing impediments on
On Monday, Restore the Delta held a teleconference to discuss where all of the water is being distributed from the Delta in California. That water, not surprisingly is going south. More importantly, 55 percent of the water goes to just two water agencies – Westlands Water District and Kern County Water Agency.
1,000 miles of waterways, 107 editions and an increased appreciation for the Delta
Having moved to Rio Vista in the spring of 1991, I have spent the majority of my life thus far as a Delta resident. Having left the area for college and returning to the region following the completion of my degree requirements, the Delta has always been an important sanctuary to me as well as an inspiration to the various forms of art that I have applied myself towards across my 30 years of existence.
The RNH requested a progress update from the City of Rio Vista for 2014. City Manager Tim Chapa promptly provided this extensive update from all departments; along with goals for the current year, below:
The BDCP Open House public meetings continue this week in southern California, but last week's meetings in Walnut Grove and Sacramento proved to be excellent opportunities for area residents to learn about the often confused and elaborate BDCP and EIR/S.
While meetings in Bakersfield and San Jose featured a wider range of public interest,
The Delta waterways are somewhat of a double-edged sword. The 1,000 miles of waterways have been a playground for many for at least 100 years, where folks from the city would come to play. Before that it was the home of Native Americans who celebrated a fine existence of where they were one with the Earth.
Drought induced legislation heats up battle for water in Central Valley
With the unprecedented announcement from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Friday that the State Water Project will deliver zero percent of its water this year – panic and emergency legislation has sprung from the Central Valley in a desperate attempt to get farmers water.
With every passing year, it seems that the Delta wine scene is growing by an exponential degree into one of California’s premier wine cultivating regions. While the Napa and Sonoma areas have held a firm anchor on the global view of West Coast wine for decades, the appellations along the Sacramento River are generating a formidable buzz amongst wine aficionados from up and down the state and beyond.