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
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Dan Walters’ column appeared 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. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.