A large agricultural district Tuesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to Gov. Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels project, voting overwhelmingly not to help pay for the $17 billion plan to remake the fragile estuary that serves as the hub of California's water delivery network.
California crews from Caltrans will cut down dead trees on private property in the Tahoe Basin, including along highways 50 and 89. The work is part of the state Tree Mortality Task Force, established by Gov. Jerry Brown, in response to the drought and bark beetle infestations.