Stephanie Taylor

September 30, 2012 12:00 AM

California Sketches: Along aqueduct's path, a desert bears fruit

At the genesis of the California Aqueduct near Tracy, a tumbleweed bears testimony to the truth that lies south. To the west of Interstate 5, parched golden grass covers desolate hills, broken only by newly planted cherry orchards. To the east, the Central Valley appears green.

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