Thu, Apr 28, 2011 -- 3:57 PM

Brown Nixes New San Quentin Housing ... Delta Plan Due by Year-End ... SF Opera Casts Extras for 'Ring Cycle'

Gov. Brown Cancels New San Quentin Housing Plan
Governor Jerry Brown today canceled plans to build a new housing unit for condemned prisoners at San Quentin. The governor says the state can't afford the planned 1,100 inmate facility, which would have cost $356 million.

Delta Stewardship Council Under Gun to Come Up With Management Plan
Officials with the Delta Stewardship Council are meeting again today. They're racing against a legal deadline for a plan to save one of California's most critical water sources. The council must come up with a management plan for the stricken Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta by year-end.

SF Opera Casts Extras for Wagner's 'Ring Cycle'
The San Francisco Opera is looking for 10 fit men to play extras in Wagner's four-opera "Ring Cycle." As Caitlin Esch reports, the casting call allowed some regular guys to indulge in a little bit of fantasy.

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