Sean Earley, general manager of Richvale Irrigation District, checks the Baker Canal water levels and water delivery to a farmer's rice field in Richvale, Calif., on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Sean Earley, general manager of Richvale Irrigation District, checks the Baker Canal water levels and water delivery to a farmer's rice field in Richvale, Calif., on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
Sean Earley, general manager of Richvale Irrigation District, checks the Baker Canal water levels and water delivery to a farmer's rice field in Richvale, Calif., on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
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.