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  • Delta Flows: Sexism at MWD is No Surprise for Delt…
    By: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the Los Angeles City Council is threatening to cut ties with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California over the dozens of sexual harassment complaints filed by women and LGBTQ employees. Now Los Angeles union local AFSCME1902 has joined Southern California legislators asking for a full audit of the ...
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  • Delta Flows: Climate/Water Bootcamp, Membership Me…
    Hello, Restore the Delta activists and supporters, It has been a while since our last chat.  Let’s start with the good news!Restore the Delta has a new team of university students who are working on climate/water issues for the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. Funded by the Irvine Foundation and Sierra Health Fund, these leaders from Stockton who ...
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  • ICYMI: Trump sending more California water to farm…
    February 14, 2021   In an exclusive by The Sacramento Bee and The Guardian, Ryan Sabalow, Jimmy Tobias, Emily Holden, and Dale Kasler report on how federal biologists were sidelined by Trump officials in making determinations that have further decimated the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta estuary. Their report,  “Trump sending more California water to farms troubled federal ...
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  • ACTION ALERT: MWD Decision on Delta Tunnel Tuesday…
    Dear Friends, This is it folks, the BIG VOTE on the Delta Tunnel.This is our last chance, and the biggest chance, of 2020 to kill this terrible project. Caty Wagner of Sierra Club California has written an accurate alert with many good links for Tuesday’s Metropolitan Water District vote regarding funding of the tunnel project. We would add that during ...
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  • ACTION ALERT – Survey on MWD’s New Gen…
    Friends, Metropolitan Water District of Southern Californiais looking for a new general manager as Jeff Kightlinger is retiring; click on the link to complete the survey as to what you believe the priorities for MWD should be going forward. This is time sensitive, as the survey closes tomorrow November 25. Also be prepared to participate on-line December 8, 2020 in their ...
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  • UPDATED ACTION ALERT – Santa Clara Valley Wa…
    Dear Friends, Tuesday, Valley Water indicated that their funding measure (discussed in yesterday’s alert) for the November ballot will not include funding for Delta tunnels planning.  That is good news. We think, however, that you may want to share two observations with Valley Water’s Board of Directors. Tell them that the language for the bond measure cannot be squishy ...
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  • Drinking Water Week (Part 2): The Undead Policies …
    by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane These are the undead ideas of California “water policy” today: A Delta Conveyance Project. New Dams and Reservoir Storage. Voluntary Agreements. Such ideas are put forward by the water industry—and few others—as “solutions” to California’s seeming chronic shortage of water.  These ideas have been defeated time and time again (statewide elections, ...
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  • Drinking Water Week (Part 1): The Return of the Sa…
    By Tim Stroshane It is Drinking Water Week, according to the American Water Works Association and the Delta Stewardship Council. When not paying attention to the ever-present and necessary news about the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading COVID-19 disease, in the middle of March we began hearing about California re-entering drought. (Courthouse News Service and Los Angeles Times.) So this week ...
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  • In Case You Missed It: Our Earth Day Webinar + Dro…
    Please join us for another in our popular webinar series on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11 am.  On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, our presenters will examine the legacy of this important day and our online guru will teach you about latest strategies for effective movement building, even in a time of social distancing. ...
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  • Join us for An Evening with Mark Arax on September…
    This event is open to the public. RSVP required. Donation at the door welcomed. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (209) 475-9550.
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  • Halfway Home: Delta Communities Stronger Together …
    Join us on Wednesday May 29that Wine & Roses in Lodi, Ca. We will be honoring the Delta Working Teamfor their hard work and dedication to the Delta. Tickets are $80 for individuals and $150 for couples.Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets now!
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  • Fourth Annual H2O Hackathon Challenges Students to…
    March 15, 2019 019-037: UPDATED H2O Hackathon Advance Contacts: Zack Johnson, (209) 468-4937; Stephen Callahan, (209) 468-9247; Bret States, (209) 468-4961 More students than ever will compete for prize-money totaling $11,000 to develop apps promoting dam safety. San Joaquin County students are back to focus their computer-coding and problem-solving skills on California water issues at ...
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