In the week when Gov. Jerry Brown decreed that we who live in cities and suburbs cut water use by 25 percent, sprinklers soaked a newly planted almond orchard south of Interstate 80 between Davis and Dixon.
Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.