California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to members of the press during the annual snowpack survey in Phillips, Calif., on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. For the first time since measurements began in 1942, there was no snow to measure on this date.
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to members of the press during the annual snowpack survey in Phillips, Calif., on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. For the first time since measurements began in 1942, there was no snow to measure on this date. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to members of the press during the annual snowpack survey in Phillips, Calif., on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. For the first time since measurements began in 1942, there was no snow to measure on this date. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee