By Caroline Beteta, CEO and president of Visit California
Our dog Shiloh, a golden retriever, was pregnant and due to have her babies. It was a planned pregnancy so as you can imagine we were very excited about it. The big day had finally arrived. It didn’t matter that we live in a small house, or that the puppies would have to be indoors with us during the winter months. We were just plain excited. We were totally prepared, after all we had a small pool we were going to use for a “nesting box” filled with blankets and our hearts were filled with love for the puppies that were almost here.
From George Loegering
The winter of 2015 was the driest winter in California’s recorded history. But despite the great drought — and perhaps the worst arid spell for California in 1,200 years — spring-fed water flows steadily in Northern California.
Democrats in the California Legislature seem to be facing the reality that the fire tax they passed with the governor’s help in 2011 is unfair. Californians who live in rural areas rely on a range of public services from multiple levels of government to combat fires. These residents already pay taxes to fund essential fire services.
From Don Coffin