Articles by: Daniel Tedford

This drought tolerant licorice plant has a unique look

This drought tolerant licorice plant has a unique look

July 24, 2015 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

Who says that nonstop flowering plants are every gardener’s dream? Sometimes foliage can just as easily make your day, your nighttime dreams and even your year, since a lot of memorable foliage happens to be evergreen so you are privileged to see it each time you step into your garden.Read More

How some homeowners are prevented from conserving water

How some homeowners are prevented from conserving water

July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

BRENTWOOD — While many East Bay residents and water agencies are doing all they can to conserve water during the drought, some homeowners associations have been slower to get on board. Brentwood residents Christina Bell and Peggy Menzie, whose homes are within the Shadow Lakes homeowners association, wanted to replaceRead More

This school uses more water than any California State University

This school uses more water than any California State University

July 6, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

POMONA >> Cal Poly Pomona, with its agricultural programs and iconic Arabian horses, uses more water than any other Cal State University, according to officials. But in the midst of a historic statewide drought, Cal Poly Pomona officials are working to cut back on water usage, in response to theRead More

Use this map to see California water conservation rates since 2013 by supplier

Use this map to see California water conservation rates since 2013 by supplier

July 6, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled
Drought conservation forces water rate hikes as cities lose money

Drought conservation forces water rate hikes as cities lose money

July 6, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

ROSEVILLE >> Saving water doesn’t always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates and drought surcharges. Water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve. TheyRead More

California set a water-saving record in May

California set a water-saving record in May

July 6, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Water conservation levels among California residential users reached an all-time high for May, sending a wave of optimism through state regulators who hope the savings could continue into the drier summer months. Californians used 29 percent less water in May than in the same-month period in 2013, with Southern CaliforniaRead More

California just ordered the largest ever water restrictions on farmers

California just ordered the largest ever water restrictions on farmers

June 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

SACRAMENTO — Drought-stricken California has ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights. State water officials announced the decision Friday to tell more than a hundred senior rights holders in California’s Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds to stop pumping from thoseRead More

This beautiful butterfly is in danger due to California’s drought

This beautiful butterfly is in danger due to California’s drought

June 12, 2015 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

The once promising comeback of the endangered Palos Verdes blue butterfly is sputtering in the face of the drought that has gripped California for four years. In fact, there have been no blue butterflies — zero — even sighted for two years at the Navy fuel depot property off ofRead More

California’s drought is killing redwood trees

California’s drought is killing redwood trees

May 29, 2015 at 7:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Koko Panossian is on death watch. The Glendale senior park services manager gingerly steps around fresh tree stumps, ghosts of 30-year-old coast redwood trees. His eyes meet the brown, scratchy limbs of two towering gentle giants. “You see these ones here,” he said, pointing skyward. “They are stressed. They areRead More

Will drought force California to change its water rights system?

Will drought force California to change its water rights system?

May 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

STOCKTON >> A 143-year-old piece of paper proves that Rudy Mussi has a legal right to water from the gently meandering Middle River that nourishes his family farm. But the same piece of paper — a “certificate of purchase,” signed in florid 19th-century handwriting and faded to near illegibility —Read More