Feb 3, 2014
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The Richmond Confidential offered a good read Monday about how the East Bay is handling the ongoing drought.

On Jan. 17, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in response to the state’s driest weather in its 163-year history. The governor asked California residents and businesses to voluntarily cut their water consumption by 20-percent.

The Confidential explains why the East Bay is in a better position than other California areas, and warns that the drought could increase water and food prices.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.