| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:29 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The road to the Olympic Games has been rocky for the 360 or so residents of tiny Akhshtyr, an ancient village not far from Sochi.
It also has been long, rutted and piled with construction debris.
Once a paradise surrounded by...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
(John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his
By John Kemp
LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Water supplies across the western
and southwestern United States are becoming severely strained as
more people move into areas with limited...
| Feb 7, 2014
Californians used to call it earthquake weather, the unseasonably warm, dry, blue-sky days that pushed deep into this year's rainy season. Now we just call it drought. Unfortunately, the state's water resources are at critically low levels (12% of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The city of Geneva is looking for applicants to represent its Third Ward after Ald. Dawn Vogelsberg announced this week that she was giving up the seat she's held for 10 years.
Vogelsberg made the surprise announcement at the end of Tuesday's City...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Greetings, 818 readers and happy Friday to those of you wrapping up the work week. Today is Jan. 24, 2014. The National Weather Service expects temperatures for today in the Glendale area to see a high around 76 and a low of 50.
We're rounding up the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
It is a chilling tale of winter, one that in ghost-story fashion begins with a sign that all is not right. Maybe there's a damp spot spreading ominously across a wall, or faint sounds that grow louder and more insistent.
"I heard water dripping," Liz...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Crescenta Valley Water District customers have been asked to water their lawns and plants every other day following Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to California residents to reduce water consumption by 20% in the wake of a statewide drought warning....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions.
This announcement should not come as a surprise to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday continued his effort to overhaul the leadership of the city’s much-criticized municipal utility and curb the influence of its powerful employees union by nominating a new agency boss and dismissing a top-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Even with the first significant storm in nearly two months dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada, Thursday's mountain snowpack measurements were the lowest for the date in more than a half-century of record keeping.
At 12% of average for this time of year,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....