Protecting California's Ocean and Marine Life
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Mayor Villaraigosa will help change the course of LA history when he opens a special gate that puts water back into the Owens River for the first time since 1913. Also, will no-fishing zones in the oceans off California help keep marine species alive? We hear about state and federal proposals.
Owens River to Flow Again ()
The Owens River Valley runs down the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, but there's been no water in it since Los Angeles took it away in 1913. Tomorrow, Mayor Villaraigosa will push a button that allows some water to flow into what's now 62 miles of dry riverbed.
- Mike Prather: Outreach Coordinator for the Owens Valley Committee
Fish and Water: Now You See Them, Now You Don't ()
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary was established 14 years ago to ban oil drilling from the Golden Gate to Hearst Castle. Now, the Sanctuary is rewriting its management plan. The easy targets are jet skis, sewage from cruise ships and what's called "chumming" for Great White Sharks. But there's heated controversy over proposed "no-fishing zones" 80 miles out to sea.
- Paul Rogers: Resources and Environment Writer for the San Jose Mercury News, @PaulRogersSJMN
- William "Zeke" Grader: Executive Director of the Institute for Fisheries Resources
- Jev Shelton: Fisherman from Juneau, Alaska
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