Crisis has turned effort to restore a lost chinook salmon run into focus of political fight. … Read more
This month, new details have emerged about Gov. Jerry Brown’s $23 billion plan to build new plumbing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It could be the state’s largest water project in a generation, consisting of two massive, 40-foot-wide tunnels and thousands of acres of habitat restoration. On Wednesday, state water officials will release new studies […]
Governor Jerry Brown’s plan for two massive tunnels in the Delta is getting a lot of attention, but a different state agency is making the tough water decisions.
A.M. Splash: Jobless Benefits Threatened; Salmon Return to S. Joaquin; Big Rain Still in Forecast; MTC Building Price Soars
Federal jobless benefits could vanish (SF Chronicle) Talk about a hard landing: About 2 million Americans, including 400,000 in California, will abruptly lose their unemployment benefits after December unless Congress votes to continue federal funding for extended benefits. This part of the “fiscal cliff” has received less attention than tax increases and other spending cuts […]