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Lake Oroville, South Fork of the Feather River, Feb 4, 2008. Photo courtesy of CA Dept of Water Resources

"Running on Empty: The So Cal Water Crisis"

Town Hall on April 23 Focuses on California's Water Shortage


“Running on Empty: The So Cal Water Crisis” will be the topic of discussion at a free town hall/panel discussion at Cal State Fullerton, Thursday, April 23. The event will include a screening of segments of the “OC Insight” television program of the same name. This program is moderated by Roger Cooper, reporter for KCET’s award-winning “Life & Times” series, which aired from 1992-2008. “OC Insight” airs on the new KCET Orange digital channel. The program features speakers Jim Thebaut, writer/producer/director of the PBS documentary “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?” — segments of which will be shown — Timothy Brick, chair of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District; and Michelle Mehta, attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.


Thursday, April 23
6:30 reception, 7 p.m. screening


Titan Theatre of the Titan Student Union
Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Thebaut and Anthony Fellow, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton and director of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.


Thebaut will be presented with the Department of Communications’ Communicator of the Year award. This award is presented to a person who has developed a continuous body of work in the field of communications and made a significant achievement.

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For more information or to RSVP, contact Tanya Abalos at 657-278-2185.

Media Contact:
Valerie Orleans, Public Affairs, 657-278-4540 or