The Delta is a critical component of our water system. Here in the Silicon Valley, 40 percent of our water supply passes through the Delta. Our imported water comes from the Sierra Nevada snowmelt and rainfall that fills rivers and streams that flow toward the San Francisco Bay. Much of that mountain water flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to communities throughout the Bay Area.
About 25 west Gilroy residents showed up to City Council’s regular meeting on Monday to complain about excessive dust levels caused by the initial construction of the Rancho Hills development, a project from Glen-Loma Corporation and Arcadia Development.
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake woke up those sleeping-in Sunday morning in the Bay Area, rattling at its epicenter about 9 miles north of Morgan Hill at 10:31 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority welcomed new leadership to its Board of Directors Thursday by appointing Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager Chairman. Yeager has served on the board for the past 11 years, most recently as vice chair last year. Town of Los Gatos council member Joe Pirzynski, who chaired the VTA Board in 2005, was appointed vice chair.
Citing "the extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property, and natural resources" following continued dry conditions, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection last week suspended open burning in many areas of the state, including San Benito County.
After approval by the California Public Utilities Commission Thursday, a new 669 area code will enter the Bay Area telecommunication domain starting November 2012. This means 408 will soon become a novelty linked to past generations of Santa Clara County dwellers.
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