The plan cooked up by politically connected investors to deliver water from a remote corner of the Mojave to thirsty Southern California cities refuses to die after more than two decades. In fact, Cadiz might be gaining impetus as cities down near the end of the California water straw get more desperate. The latest incarnation is to extract groundwater and ship it toward the coast. How the LA Times can do a new story on Cadiz without mentioning Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa or Arnold Schwarzenegger (and barely mentioning their pal who is at the center of things, Keith Brackpool) is a mystery. Especially after all the paper's previous reporting through the years on the Brackpool connection and Cadiz.
Previously on LA Observed:
Look who the mayor goes to the track with
Schwarzenegger makes flurry of last-day appointments
Was Brackpool on mayor's $120,000 European trip?
Pork and the water bond
Brackpool gets a gig
Details of mayor's Africa trip
Cadiz water project is alive
Who celebrated Mayor Villaraigosa's birthday?
Villaraigosa in the New Yorker
Photo of Cadiz Valley: Chris Clarke