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August 10, 2015 10:00 AM

Does landscaping get a bad rap as water waster?

Fines, shaming and brown lawns are getting headlines in California

But there’s good reason to keep landscape alive, horticulturists say

The brown lawn has become a symbol of conservation

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Mark Grossi's dispatches from the Valley battle with air quality and water use

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About Mark Grossi

@markgrossi

Mark Grossi has the pulse of the San Joaquin Valley ecosystem, writing since 1993 about subjects such as the region's notorious air quality, the restoration of the San Joaquin River and unhealthy drinking water in rural towns. Twitter: @markgrossi Mark retired from The Bee in October 2015.

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