• Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst

    Looking out the large windows from Jay Famiglietti's corner office at UC Irvine on a sun-drenched late-spring day, you take in an inviting deep greenbelt and, just beyond that, the green, green grass of Aldrich Park. Contrast that with the view from the UCI hydrologist's new office at the NASA Jet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Santa Ana and Orange County Water District Talk Safe Water, Pollution, Drought TONIGHT

    The city of Santa Ana and Orange County Water District (OCWD) host a community meeting beginning at 6:30 tonight to address continued water reliability and quality in the wake of pollution and the state drought.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Orange County's Great Drought of 1864

    Rain finally hit Southern California earlier this week--flash floods in the Inland Empire, downpours in Long Beach, 0.001 of an inch in Fullerton. It inspired reams of social-media snark in our parched region, bitter humor to make sense of a historic drought that has gone on for three years now with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Drought (and Ski Resort) Relief Coming to Cali?

    Falling rain may send one's thoughts to the upcoming ski and snowboard season. According to some national weather predictors, the coming winter may bring enough precipitation to replenish reservoirs and ease water shortages in California. Neat. But what about our slopes? Relief may be coming there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Orange County Register Wildfire Coverage Has a Huge Hole in It: Media Watchdog

    Orange County fire officials recently held a press conference to go over their strategies and, more importantly, warn the public about an ever-earlier fire season. The Orange County Register covered this, as it did Southern California's recent wildfires, but a media watchdog saw a huge hole in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Desalination Versus Conservation, Who Wins?

    As California grapples with some of its driest weather on record, the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) continues to negotiate the purchase of desalted water from a yet-to-be built plant in Huntington Beach. It's a move that may provide the land of citrus with drought-proof H20- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011


    Waltmar Theatre

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Nanny State Wants Us To Go Thirsty

    The South Coast Water District is considering an ordinance that, among other things, would prevent restaurants from bringing water to customers who haven't requested it. The law is intended to stymie water shortages or something, but screw that. My pet peeve: Restaurants cheaping you out on water an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Crocoshit Dundee?

    Local water officials, who are looking to Australia for expertise on how to survive one of the worst droughts in California's recorded history, hosted former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie at its monthly luncheon on Thursday, something that prompted Rupert Murdoch's Aussie papers to mock Beattie, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Octopus' Garden

    Ocean Friendly Gardening

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008


    I was just the other day lamenting the drought of free crap from the mail that used to provide so much blog fodder a year ago when I was brand new here. But it seems I can always count on Cartoon Network for the goods. I don't really know what the deal is with Ben 10, but I know they previously sen ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 27, 2003

    No Blood for Water!

    Drinking the water Dana Rohrabacher surfs in

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Return of the Native?

    Wish they all could be California plants