.Joaquin Palomino

Sep 10, 2014

When the Water Runs Out

When Loralyn Sanchez turned on her kitchen faucet one morning last February, chocolate-colored sludge came out. She went from room to room turning on...
May 13, 2014

The Water Tunnel Boondoggle

The small town of Byron is one of the last rural outposts of the East Bay. While its neighbors in east Contra Costa County...
Mar 14, 2014

Governor Brown’s Giant Water Tunnels Plan Loses Two Big Court Rulings

State and federal appellate courts made two key decisions that could help protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and could derail Governor Jerry Brown’s...
Mar 7, 2014

Court Ruling Could Help Delta and Fish

After decades of litigation, a court ruling this week could help save the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and protect endangered fish. A Sacramento...
Feb 5, 2014

California’s Thirsty Almonds

Dan Errotabere's family has been farming the dry soils of the western San Joaquin Valley for nearly a century. His grandfather primarily grew wheat...
Nov 20, 2013

Richmond Refuses to Bow to Wall Street

Ever since Richmond unveiled its groundbreaking proposal to seize distressed mortgages from banks in order to help keep residents from losing their homes to...
Nov 18, 2013

Alternative to Governor’s Giant Water Tunnels Plan Would Be $6 Billion Cheaper

State officials recently admitted that they had incorrectly analyzed an alternative proposal to Jerry Brown’s giant water tunnels plan, and now acknowledge that it...
Oct 9, 2013

Zombie Properties Spread in Richmond

Jose Rodriguez, a stocky auto mechanic from Jalisco, Mexico, has been squatting in a vacant home in Richmond's Iron Triangle for the past four...