The drought forces lawmakers to focus on antiquated notions about water. One such law might have made sense 64 years ago when there were 10 million Californians. With almost 40 million of us, it no longer does.
Should we have the right to protect ourselves from vicious dogs? Or do we just roll over, play dead and refuse to speak up because the misguided pit bull lobby makes a lot of noise? It’s time for our county supervisors and City Council members to join their counterparts in Ripon and Manteca and pass laws to provide at least a modicum of protection from dangerous dogs.
It was more terrible news for West Side farmers Friday as the federal Central Valley Project told customers there would be a second straight year of “zero allocations.” That means they’ll get virtually no water. That, in turn, will mean a renewed emphasis on conservation throughout the state.
The Federal Communications Commission made the right call Thursday, ruling that access to the Internet will remain equal and unfettered. We’re happy about it. But we can’t help wondering, and worrying, about unintended consequences that could follow in the wake of this ruling.
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