In the weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via email at or on Facebook at

Last week's question:

The state recently ordered emergency water conservation measures due to drought conditions. What changes have you made in your home water use? Have you changed how you water your landscape or wash your car or the like?

I HAVE ripped out the sod in my frontyard lawn, no water. Anyone need some clean fill?

John Case


MY LAWN is as green as can be. We pumped my pool out onto the lawn and now going to fill the pool with dirt. That's all im going to do to conserve water.

Anthony Buffo


BROWN IS the new green.

Jonathan Daniels


This week's question:

Antioch officials have mixed feelings about an East Bay Regional Park District plan to turn former Roddy Ranch and Dainty Ranch properties, which it recently purchased, into a massive Deer Valley Regional Park in the future. While most are pleased to see the property turned into a park, some still lament it as a lost opportunity to attract jobs and business. What do you think?


Email your response to or post at Please limit responses to a few sentences, and be sure to include your full name and city of residence. Not all responses will be published. Please respond before Monday.