Nonpartisan politics aren’t quite so!

In America, partisan endorsements and partisan elections are indeed very much a part of the judicial process on every level.

Paul Stein CCWD Board Candidate Answers Copper Gazette Questionnaire

Paul Stein answers questionnaire from the Copper Gazette on his candidacy for election to the CCWD Board of Directors

CCWD District 2 Candidate Forum Sponsored by the Calaveras Taxpayers Association

Paul Stein is running for Calaveras County Water District 2 in the November 2014 Election. Paul has been a resident of District 2 since 1976, as was formerly the County Supervisor for District 2 from 1997-2004. Paul has proven public policy and water management experience spanning over three decades.

Paul Stein Runs for Calaveras Water District 2 Seat

Paul has proven public policy and water management experience to protect Calaveras Water Rights

Ladybug–Fly Away Home!

One of the most important insects to gardeners is the colorful ladybug. Not only does this classy beetle brighten the garden with its familiar red-orange cape dotted with black polka dots, but it can eat its weight in aphids in a single day!

Wildlife on the Run

Mixed conifer forests, like those in the Sierra Nevada, have evolved with the regular incidence of fire occurring every 5 to 300 years, depending on the local climate.

Insects: Going buggy…All business all the time.

Imagine an hourglass filled with the exact number of grains of sand equal to the number of every living organism found on earth—all species: bacteria, protozoa, fungi, plants and animals. Of all the unique life-forms that comprise our planet, insects would fill half the hourglass.

Harbingers of Spring: Canada Geese

The ubiquitous Canada goose is one of the most recognized birds in North America. These large tan and black birds with the banded neck can be seen along waterways or migrating in familiar V-shaped patterns which herald the beginning of spring. Canada geese (not “Canadian”) were once endangered from over-hunting, but are now plentiful throughout the contiguous U.S. and Canada.

The Who’s Who of Owls: The North American Spotted Owl

Owls have long been a part of folklore and legend. Often depicted prominently in popular culture, they rank on par with bats and spiders as the most celebrated of Halloween creatures. Owls appear as wise and noble characters in many children’s stories, including Winnie the Pooh, and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Possibly the most famous owl, is Hedwig, the snowy owl in the Harry Potter series.

Born to Run: California Valley Quail

Imagine a bird with an identity crisis. Surely it would be the California quail. Even though quite capable of flying, in most cases this colorful bird has forsaken this magnificent talent in favor of running. Why remain grounded when the world of flight offers such rich possibilities? The answer lies in the woodland chaparral the quail occupies—a habitat rich in food, cover, and security.