Farmer Steve Mello climbs the steps of a water pump that has been vandalized more than once on his property. Ranchers in the Isleton area say they are being devastated by repeat thefts of copper wiring in their farm pumps, tractors and other devices.
Farmer Steve Mello climbs the steps of a water pump that has been vandalized more than once on his property. Ranchers in the Isleton area say they are being devastated by repeat thefts of copper wiring in their farm pumps, tractors and other devices. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Farmer Steve Mello climbs the steps of a water pump that has been vandalized more than once on his property. Ranchers in the Isleton area say they are being devastated by repeat thefts of copper wiring in their farm pumps, tractors and other devices. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@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.