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  • For water solutions, ask the experts, not the politicians

    For water solutions, ask the experts, not the politicians
    To the editor: Here we go again. The Chamber of Commerce wants to build more storage (dams), as if we will have more available water. It wants desalination of seawater but doesn't say where the electricity to operate the plants would come from or where...
  • Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low

    Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low
    The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say. Measured in volume, the groundwater level for the basin is now about 500,000 acre-feet below full, according to Douglas Headrick, general...
  • Frankfort library expansion gets final OK

     Frankfort library expansion gets final OK
    Frankfort trustees voted Monday to approve construction of a library expansion, raise the speed limit on Pfeiffer Road and up the quality of vinyl siding required in the village. The Frankfort Public Library District got a zoning variance to build a 9,...
  • L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use

    L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use
    Los Angeles County's board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order restrictions on water use for its government operations, following a state directive to Californians to curb water usage during one of the worst droughts in decades. The...
  • California drought imperils a dream

    California drought imperils a dream
    At first they called Fred Lujan a gentleman farmer. The retired barber washed his tractor every night and parked it in the garage, a source of gentle amusement to the veteran growers around him. He called his pistachio trees his babies, his girls, and...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Isaac Hayes to Radiohead

    Setting Times stories to music: From Isaac Hayes to Radiohead
    This week, two images of California in drought have gotten lodged in my brain. The first is the photograph above, from Friday’s heartbreaking Great Read about a pistachio farmer’s dying dreams, and a tree he named Survivor. Writer Diana...
  • Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals

    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's rivers, a department spokeswoman said. Male fish carrying eggs were...
  • Green lawns don't belong in the drought-stricken Golden State

    Green lawns don't belong in the drought-stricken Golden State
    To the editor: If we're serious about greatly reducing water use, it's obvious that the only way to accomplish this is to reduce the size of — or eliminate entirely — green lawns. ("Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water...
  • In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government

    The church bells rang out, a normal occurrence in a community where the sound usually beckoned residents to weddings, funerals or religious services. But the clanging on this morning was different: frenetic, insistent, relentless. The sound signaled...
  • Periodic flushing helps water heater

    Periodic flushing helps water heater
    You may have heard that you should drain and flush your water heater periodically, but you might be wondering why you need to do that, and more importantly — how? As to the why, the answer is sediment, which is small bits of dirt, rock, and...
  • Glencoe considers partnership to cut cost of new water plant

    Glencoe considers partnership to cut cost of new water plant
    Faced with a staggering $40 million pricetag on replacing its aging lakefront water treatment plant, Glencoe is considering partnering with the Northwest Water Commission to dramatically reduce the cost, officials said. "They have been looking for a...