Man-made guzzlers are often the only sources of water for bighorn sheep and other endangered animals in Southern California deserts. Now, the unprecedented drought across the West is putting them at risk.
“My husband is a meat guy, and this month we went for nine days without eating meat.” Melissa and her two boys, who look about seven and nine, are waiting at the Olivewood Gardens produce stand on a Thursday morning in May. “We had chicken, but my husband’s like, ‘I need meat,’ ” Melissa said. Over the past four years she has lost 60 pounds on a vegetable-heavy diet. One of her sons likes to try new fruits. They brought a crate of lemons from their backyard tree to share with everyone at the produce stand.
While crossing the border at San Ysidro, Valentina Forte-Hernandez, an unassuming and petite artist, aroused the suspicion of border agents due to the tangle of wires and circuits in her trunk. She had to submit to a secondary search. Forte-Hernandez was headed back to the U.S. after the first part of a three-night, three-location exhibit in December 2016 called Arte on the Line, which featured several artists whose work is inspired by border-region culture.