California Update for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

Efforts to restore the drying Salton Seas have been in the works for decades.
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• State leaders that represent the shrinking Salton Sea want the same kind of expedited action taken on restoring it as the Oroville spillway crisis had in 2017.

In this May 20, 1987 file photo: Democratic presidential candidate and then Massachusetts governor, Michael Dukakis, left, and Republican California Governor George Deukmejian, chat at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
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• Former California Governor George Deukmejian has died. He was 89 years old. He was known for his law-and-order stewardship, and his fiscal austerity earned him the nickname “the Iron Duke.”

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero and Ben Adler.