Blond ambition: Attorney Megan Beaman pursues housing and social justice for Eastern Coachella Valley residents

It seemed like the whole town turned out when community leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the San Jose Community Learning Center in Thermal, Calif., in January to draw attention to water bottle filling station installations. Read more>>

California’s thirsty almond crop still thriving amid drought

Despite California’s deepening drought, farmers throughout the state are growing a bumper crop of almonds. It’s less than in recent years – 1.85 billion pounds, down 1 percent from last year and 9 percent from 2011 – but it’s still tremendous production of a crop meeting global demand. Read more>>

Using less water—it’s harder than you think

There are some simple strategies to reduce water use: take shorter showers, wash full loads of laundry and swap out that water-hogging grass for something native. Read more>>

Oddz N Ends

Ways to conserve water in the home and yard:

  • Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  • Don’t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
  • Check your toilets for leaks
  • Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks
  • Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators

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