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  • Commentary: Newport gets kudos for water conservation but must do more

    Remarkably, Newport Beach's water use between 2007 and 2013 was reduced an admirable 29% from 257 gallons per day per person to 190 gallons per day. Still, our distressing drought continues, and there is only a glimmer of hope that a possible El Niño...
  • Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans

    Residency trumps wealth in Stinson Beach water rationing plans
    Sarah Butler crammed garbage bags packed with laundry into her old Volkswagen van on her weekly run "over the hill" to Mill Valley. Some of the 630 or so permanent residents of this Marin County town have recently begun to make this trek, thanks to...
  • Chromium 6 water treatment facility to move

    Specialized machinery and processes used for filtering out chromium 6 from drinking water are set to be relocated from a less contaminated well to a well that is more tainted by the cancer-causing agent. The facility is currently housed at a well in a...
  • Local projects can keep the water flowing in L.A.

    To the editor: There's no denying Jim Newton's point that the issue of how water is sourced and distributed throughout California is contentious. Yet the future of Los Angeles' water supply is less about fighting others for water than it is about making...
  • L.A. council votes to pressure two banks to redo interest rate swaps

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to seek to redo borrowing deals with two banks that advocates say are charging excessive interest rates and eating up money that could help with major infrastructure repairs. The vote made Los...
  • L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates

    L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates
    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to try to get out of borrowing deals with banks that advocates say are siphoning off money from the city. But at the council meeting, questions arose about how and where the city could use any...
  • Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know

    Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know
    In response to the statewide drought, Seal Beach City Council members Monday voted unanimously to implement increased restrictions on outdoor water use in the city. Residents will be restricted to watering their lawns three days a week. Homes with even-...
  • Too much yard watering can trigger fines in Laguna district

    Too much yard watering can trigger fines in Laguna district
    Laguna Beach County Water District customers may be fined for watering their yards more than three days a week after the district board voted unanimously Aug. 7 for stricter conservation measures. The district implemented voluntary conservation steps...
  • The contentious, complicated fight for water in California

    California's water system is an engineering marvel, a testament to generations of sustained investment and a vast, complex web of infrastructure. It makes Los Angeles possible. It is also in trouble. The system's brilliance is that a snowflake can...
  • Kellogg pushes greener goals

    More than 100 years ago, W.K. Kellogg used recycled materials to package his first box of cereal. Now, Kellogg Co. is taking fresh steps to improve the effect its production has on the environment. On Wednesday, the world's largest cereal-maker is set...
  • 2 L.A. councilmen want city to stop watering its lawns

    2 L.A. councilmen want city to stop watering its lawns
    With California's drought worsening, two Los Angeles City Council members want the city to stop watering lawns on city property that aren't used for recreation and eventually replace them with native, drought-tolerant plants.  Councilmen Felipe...