A good friend of mine, Phil Alfano, Superintendent of Patterson Schools, has created an exceptional collaborative model between education, business, economic development and government to prepare young people for jobs in the growing logistics industry in Patterson. This past week a group of educators and businesspeople traveled with Phil to Southern California to check out the Norco Logistics Center, a similar collaborative in Riverside County. On the way back to Stanislaus County, Alfano spoke to a group in Kern County to share his experiences building the coalition in Patterson. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Phil is working directly ...
April 24, 2015|
BY DAVID L. WHITE
CEO, Stanislaus Business Alliance
Get ready. The drought just became real for millions of our fellow Californians. They're going to start asking more questions about water use. For our part, farmers need to be ready to address those questions, honestly and forthrightly.
April 10, 2015|
BY PAUL WENGER
California Farm Bureau
Arguments between local governments and individual farmers over the sale, transfer, and local usage of water are all too familiar. Some districts oppose efforts to transfer water out of basins or across county lines. Some irrigation districts oppose city plans to sell wastewater to other irrigation districts. But regardless of where you stand on these specific disputes, all of us in the Valley must work together in unity to confront the single largest threat to our economy, our farms, and our way of life since the dams were constructed.
April 03, 2015|
By Assemblyman Adam Gray
There is no way to get around the human, environmental and financial consequences of a fourth consecutive drought year in water-starved California. We have seen it in the fallowed fields on the west side of the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the economic devastation in that region. We have seen it in the reduced flows in rivers and historically low levels of many of the state's reservoirs.
March 31, 2015|
By STEVE KNELL AND JEFF SHIELDS