Cariad Hayes Thronson

Cariad Hayes Thronson

In 1996 I began a five-year stint as Estuary News’s first assistant editor; I’ve been writing for the magazine on and off ever since. Many of the stories I’ve written have focused on the laws, lawsuits, policies, and regulations that have affected the Bay and Delta over three decades, and it has certainly been fun to navigate these ever-choppy political waters in stories like last June’s Flow Deal: Peace Treaty or Trojan Horse. But the stories I think I’ve enjoyed reporting the most were the profiles of people who work to protect and improve the Estuary’s environment and communities, such as the late San Joaquin River activist Carla Bard and Delta farmer Alex Hildebrand, as well as those that let me get to know the Estuary in my own backyard, like A Steelhead Renaissance in San Mateo Creek, from Estuary’s final issue.

— Cariad Hayes Thronson

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Cariad Hayes Thronson covers legal and political issues for Estuary News. She has served on the staffs of several national publications, including The American Lawyer. She is a long-time contributor to Estuary News, and some years ago served as its assistant editor. She lives in San Mateo with her husband and two children.

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