Bay Area city defends construction of massive water park during drought

June 12, 2015 at 1:00 am Comments are Disabled

DUBLIN — Construction is underway on what city officials boast will be the “biggest and best” water park in the East Bay, however some Dublin residents are questioning the wisdom of building the $36 million Emerald Glen Aquatic Center in the midst of a historic drought. Residents are being askedRead More

West Nile Virus surging in drought-plagued California

West Nile Virus surging in drought-plagued California

October 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

LIVERMORE — In the midst of a historic drought, public health officials are searching for clues as to why cases of West Nile virus have exploded statewide since last year, making this season the worst for human infections in California since 2005. The surge in mosquitoes found carrying the virusRead More

How California’s drought is impacting Livermore’s winemakers

How California’s drought is impacting Livermore’s winemakers

September 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

LIVERMORE >> With an early harvest just around the corner, Wente Vineyards’ Kevin Zollinger is optimistic one of the state’s worst droughts in recorded history won’t leave the winemaker’s precious grapes high and dry. But there’s still cause for concern. Zollinger, an executive with the Livermore Valley’s largest vineyard, anticipatesRead More