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Earth Log: Water law conference will cover drought topics

An in-depth look at legal and future issues surrounding California’s drought is planned April 24 at Fresno City College — including fracking, disadvantaged communities and the much-debated new groundwater law.

The daylong water conference will feature luncheon speaker Mark Arax, a former Los Angeles Times reporter and award-winning author of books about the San Joaquin Valley.

The conference, which runs from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., is intended for lawyers, government leaders and many other professionals, as well as the public. Conference fees range from $25 to $65. For the general public, the cost is $10.

Online pre-registration ends Friday, April 17. For registration information, call (415) 538-2508.