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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Local projects can keep the water flowing in L.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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • La Cañada City Council considers task force on drought issues

    Just days after a statewide mandate to conserve water in extraordinary drought conditions took effect, members of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council decided to reconvene a blue ribbon task force to coordinate local conservation efforts. Richard...
  • Don't waste California water on fracking

    To the editor: Thank you for the editorial describing the wasteful water practices involved in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the danger of permanently contaminating California aquifers, which have become especially critical freshwater resources...
  • Brazil's water crisis amid drought could lead to rationing

    A drought in Brazil has led to a water crisis and the country's largest population center is facing the prospect of rationing. Brazil's Public Ministry, a federal regulatory agency, has recommended that Sao Paulo state immediately commence water...