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Thursday: Atherton's mayor to moderate water crisis panel

Deadline July 29 to RSVP

Atherton Mayor Rick DeGolia will moderate a panel on the California water crisis at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the University Club, 3277 Miranda Ave. in Palo Alto.

Felicia Marcus, chair of the California Water Control Board, will be one of the panelists who will address the causes and consequences of the drought and California's response.

Other panelists are Steve Ritchie, senior water executive with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Jim Porter, San Mateo County public works director; Kathryn Phillips, California Sierra Club director; and Marianna Grossman, executive director of Sustainable Silicon Valley.

The program is titled "Water, Water Everywhere and not a Drop ....?"

Representatives of the California Water Service Co.'s Bear Gulch District will host a table at the event, which is sponsored by the Dartmouth and Harvard Clubs of Silicon Valley, Sustainable Silicon Valley and Environmental Entrepreneurs.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, with introductions and opening remarks scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for non-members.

RSVPs are due by July 29 or by emailing admin@daasv.org. First-time users must register to use the site to RSVP. RSVP's may be made the day of the event for an additional $10 charge.

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