San Diego County / Southern California

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in the San Diego County region and Southern California.

Sierra Madre Excess Water Use Penalties to Increase

This year’s El Niño rains have had a limited impact on our part of the state. Water conservation remains as critical as ever as California enters into its fifth year of drought. Sierra Madre City Council approved a measure earlier this month that would increase the penalty rate assessed on excess water use. The City […]

Diamond Valley Lake Reopens to Private Boats After More Than Year-Long Suspension

One of the best fishing destinations in Southern California is now open again to private boats, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. For the first time in more than a year, private boats were allowed to drive down the boat ramp and skim the waters of Diamond Valley Lake near Temecula. The low […]

U-T Q&As with Supervisor Dave Roberts

The U-T Editorial Board met with the Board of Supervisor candidates recently. Here is an edited transcript of the Q&A with Supervisor Dave Roberts.