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Salmon eating farmers along San Joaquin River

April 1, 2103  By Wayne Lusvardi As with the fish eating Jonah in the Bible story, salmon now are eating California farmers. The San Joaquin River is California’s longest river, running 366 miles from the Sierra Nevadas through the Central

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Green water grab sinks farmland, blocks salmon runs

Dec. 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi An Indian proverb says, “A bird thinks it a favor to give a fish a lift in the air.” In a similar way, politicians think it is a favor to help lift salmon upstream

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Policy, not shortage, causing water crisis

Nov. 26, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi There is no apparent drought of journalists with metaphors to define the so-called water crisis in the United States and California.  Every month, it seems, another new end-of-the-world water book comes out. Cynthia Barnett is

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Feinstein’s green platform no solution to state’s ills

Oct. 23, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., continues to refuse to debate her Republican opponent, Elizabeth Emken. That may be because Feinstein doesn’t want to be questioned about the many policies in her 20 years in

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Feinstein’s ‘Bandit River’ project brings back redevelopment

Oct. 15, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The San Joaquin River wasn’t named after Joaquin Murrieta, the infamous bandit of the 1850’s Gold Rush in California. But it might as well have been called “Bandit River” after U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s

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