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05 Oct It’s time to do more than just rally for water

The sad necessity of grassroots water rallies in California suggests that those with the power to fix the state’s problems won’t. It’s not that they can’t, it’s that they simply refuse to do what is necessary. Several hundred people took precious time out of their day recently...

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05 Oct Governor Blows Off Farmers!

Central Valley farmers gathered in Mendota friday to put pressure on California Governor Jerry Brown to call a special legislative session to deal with the farm water crisis.  There is clearly a lot more that can be done especially in the area of new storage...

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02 Oct Farmers rally in Mendota for water supply solutions

Hundreds meet in Mendota for "Take Back Our Water" rally Central Valley farmers and workers joined forces in Mendota Friday. Hundreds rallied demanding state politicians to craft real drought solutions before it is too late. "America's food supply is disappearing." Says Firebaugh grape grower Wayne Western, "You...

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02 Oct DROUGHT RALLY DRAWS BIG CROWD IN MENDOTA

MENDOTA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Locals desperately seeking relief from the drought renewed their call for action with a rally in a Mendota Park. They demanded Governor Brown call for a special legislative session to deal with worsening drought problems. A shanty town went up along Highway 33 in...

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02 Oct Mendota water rally calls for special legislative session

Farmworker Alberto Hernandez, 48, center, of Kerman, stands with his co-workers at the “Take Back Our Water” rally on Friday. The event featured Valley politicians, farmers and farmworkers. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com Video Link: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/article37406553.html MENDOTA – More than 300 farmers, workers and elected officials from throughout the Valley...

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25 Sep Two major water agencies consider buying Delta islands

Sep 22, 2015 BY DALE KASLER AND RYAN SABALOW dkasler@sacbee.com Two of California’s largest and most aggressive water agencies have discussed buying four islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, prompting accusations by environmentalists and Delta farmers that the land purchases could be used to engineer a south state...

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