Water follies

WEST SIDE -- When you talk water on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley no one is impolite enough to say exactly where the latest madness occurred or who told you. The west side is populated entirely by unattributed sources and water deals that passeth all understanding. Consider the latest totally unattributed rumor that a developer bought a large acreage, planned to build a new town on it for the west side’s burgeoning bedroom community so well employed in Silicon Valley. An anonymous source who seeks comic diversion from the tragedies of daily life on the west side, recently looked at a map of local water districts and noted that the proposed new town fell outside the boundaries of any district.