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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John K. Van de Kamp called Monday for permanent water conservation measures, including 10% cutbacks for city dwellers throughout the state and a 5% reduction for farmers. Setting forth his seven-point water policy, Atty. Gen. Van de Kamp also declared that he would never support a peripheral canal in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta as a way to increase the shipment of water to Southern California.
January 7, 2012 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Former state Sen. Ruben S. Ayala, a scrappy Democrat from Chino who fought for a controversial water project and helped create the California Conservation Corps during a legislative career that ran for 24 years until term limits forced him out, died of natural causes Wednesday in Ontario. He was 89. His death was confirmed by his son Maurice. After two decades in local government, Ayala was elected to the Senate in 1974, representing a district that encompassed the western San Bernardino County cities of Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, Colton and Chino in addition to Pomona in Los Angeles County.
October 23, 1986 | TED THACKREY JR.
The Planning and Conservation League said Gov. George Deukmejian's grades are improving--a little. At a press conference in Sacramento, league general counsel Corey Brown said the governor earned only a D-plus for his overall four-year record on environmental matters. But he boosted the grade to a C-minus for 1986.
July 17, 1989
I want to compliment you on your editorial of June 26. For many years I have been on the Metropolitan Water District Board, representing the San Gabriel Valley, and from 1975 to 1979 I was chairman of the board during the last serious drought. During and since water leaders have worked hard and long to pass the Peripheral Canal Bill or similar legislation to get more water to Southern California. Nine years later the problem is still not solved. Three things must happen to solve the persistent water problem for California.
June 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
J. G. Boswell Co., California's biggest farming enterprise, lost an appeal in the 5th District State Court of Appeal of an $11.1-million judgment for malicious prosecution of three Kern County farmers. Boswell filed a libel suit over ads that growers Ken Wegis, Jack Thomson and his son, Jeff, ran in local newspapers during a bitter campaign over the Peripheral Canal. The ads criticized the company for opposing the canal and providing financing to help defeat it in 1982.
April 25, 2006 | Bill Stall, BILL STALL, a former editorial writer at The Times, is a contributing editor for the Opinion page.
'I MAY BE foolish, but I'm not naive," says state Sen. Joe Simitian, a Democrat from Palo Alto. Simitian is doing what no one else in California has dared in the last 20 years: reviving the debate over a more direct and secure way of getting Northern California water through or around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. It's what in 1982 was called the Peripheral Canal.
April 30, 1985
California's annual water miracle is under way high up in the state's mountain ranges. Drop by drop, billions of tons of snow are being transformed into trickles, freshets and torrents that merge into creeks and rivers feeding the state's Central Valley system. Without this vast natural winter storage facility, much of developed California--particularly the south--would be wasteland.
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