SNUG HARBOR - As John Broughton hosed the mud from his driveway earlier this month, his wife, Grace, said the recent flooding hadn't dampened the couple's enthusiasm for living on an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
"It's like going back in time to the '50s or '60s," Grace Broughton, 66, said. "It's quiet, peaceful. You don't have to put your dogs on a leash. Everyone looks out for each other."