Heavy snow falls as a Caltrans snowblower clears the Donner Pass Road onramp near I-80 on March 7. Heavy winter rain and snowstorms have provided California with much-needed relief from years of drought.
Heavy snow falls as a Caltrans snowblower clears the Donner Pass Road onramp near I-80 on March 7. Heavy winter rain and snowstorms have provided California with much-needed relief from years of drought. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Heavy snow falls as a Caltrans snowblower clears the Donner Pass Road onramp near I-80 on March 7. Heavy winter rain and snowstorms have provided California with much-needed relief from years of drought. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@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.