New data regarding California’s water supply is cause for cautious optimism. On the heels of summer, December rainfall has saturated the state, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), a nonprofit organization is offering private well owners free well assessments and water quality screening for nitrate.
A landmark analysis of California water systems is being undertaken by the University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin Center for Innovation. Scholars and civil leaders have secured a $3 million contract with the California State Water Resources Board for the study.
In Mendocino, California, a group of Indigenous people from the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Tribes are defying a bevy of state and local laws. Intended to crack down on poachers who over-harvest local sea resources, the laws also criminalize Native traditions of sustainable harvesting, which stretch back hundreds of years.
Self-Help Enterprises hosted a ribbon cutting for the Stan Keasling Community Center on Friday in Oildale. The center, named for Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Chief Executive Officer Stan Keasling, will provide resources for North Park Apartment residents.