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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • William Mulholland: L.A.'s original champion of water conservation

    William Mulholland: L.A.'s original champion of water conservation
    When Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for California, he took a moment to underscore the meaning of the edict. “The idea of your nice little green lawn getting watered every day, those days are past,” the governor said,...
  • In drought-stricken California, grass is greener on painted lawns

    In drought-stricken California, grass is greener on painted lawns
    Some people look at a real estate crash and think: doom. Some look at a drought and think: more doom. But two of the worst calamities to befall California in the last decade have turned out to be very, very good news for Jim Power, a 45-year-old...
  • Every day is fire season in drought-era California, experts say

    Every day is fire season in drought-era California, experts say
    In drought-era California, does “fire season” mean anything? Traditionally, the scorching, parched autumn was the period of greatest concern about wildfires, but experts say that after four desiccated years almost every day in the Golden...
  • San Diego, Los Angeles mayors take stage in drought fight

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced this week that his city would be deploying water cops and offering money to rip up lawns in an effort to save water during an escalating drought. He's among several leaders of California cities, including Los...
  • Rainstorm moves into drought-stricken California

    Rainstorm moves into drought-stricken California
    A new storm moved into Northern California on Sunday, providing the drought-stricken state at least a trickle of rain as well as cooling temperatures over the next few days. The National Weather Service said that as of Sunday afternoon, the storm had...
  • California speeds water-efficiency standards for faucets

    California regulators are speeding up water-efficiency standards for faucets and urinals in response to the drought. The new standards developed by the California Energy Commission, approved Wednesday, will require the appliances to use less water when...
  • Mailbag: Waterless urinals are a great start

    Mailbag: Waterless urinals are a great start
     ¿Among the city's announced water conservation measures is waterless urinals installed in most city facilities, public facilities and parks. While urinals may not be among the sexiest of topics, it is one about which I have been thinking for a long time....
  • Around Town: Drought dries up lush-lawn dreams

    Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an order for statewide mandatory water reductions. “For the first time in state history, the governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and...
  • San Diego wages a different kind of water battle over costs

    San Diego wages a different kind of water battle over costs
    Nature provided many bounties for the San Diego area — among them beaches, mountains, a mild climate, grassy valleys and a natural harbor. But it failed to provide that thing most essential to life: water. With precious little groundwater, the...
  • No more playing nice: California names, shames water wasters

    California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought. State regulators are naming and shaming local water departments that have let water wasters slide — and forcing agencies to slash water use by as...
  • California lauds rain, snow despite little effect on drought

    The rainwater from a rare spring storm that pooled on Gilbert Jaffe's front sidewalk could be seen as a nuisance, but in California's extreme drought conditions, he was treating it like the precious resource it's become. Jaffe, a retired Boeing engineer,...