OPINION: Proposition 3 to increase taxes for Californians

October 26, 2018

By Michael Dominguez Californians will have to look closely at Proposition 3 as the ballot day is getting closer. Prop. 3 is a water bond that will invest $8.877 billion dollars in California water infrastructure. This will include safe drinking water, Sustainable Groundwater Management implementation, watershed restoration, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, infrastructure repair, and many other water programs. It sounds like a great water bond but it is not the right…


Wildfires impact drinking water

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wildfires can change the water quality of rivers according to Fernando Rosario-Ortiz during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science festival on Monday. Wildfires can change the amount of nutrients and pH levels. It can also increase the turbidity, which is the cloudiness or smokiness in the water. The amount of carbon in water is also increased. Ortiz, an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder,…

April 25, 2018

OPINION: Sinking California needs water rights

March 14, 2018

By Steven Adamo If the people of California are being penalized for water consumption, so should the companies that make excessive profits from California’s natural water. “Each Californian uses an average of 181 gallons of water each day,” says the U.S. Geological Survey website. In terms of reusable 5-gallon water jugs, that’s about 36 jugs per day. Last year in December, the California State Water Board concluded a nearly two-year…