Thumbs down to Hanford residents who aren’t heeding the mandate to save water during the drought. Hanford fell a whopping 18 percentage points short of reaching its 28% savings goal set by the state. “We’re doing the best we can. I’m not sure what else we can do,” says Hanford Public Works Director Lou Camara. The city will deploy a water officer at night beginning next week. Perhaps his presence will will prompt more residents to heed Hanford’s twice weekly watering limit.
Local residents raise their hands in the air as they pray for rain during the Tour of Prayer at Primera Iglesia Bautista del Orosi in Orosi. The Tour of Prayer travels every two weeks to a different Valley town especially hard-hit by the drought to pray for rain and other issues. The prayer circle started in Porterville and plans to end the tour there in October. Video by SILVIA FLORES email@example.com