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June 13, 1993
In an attempt to gain control of all water operations in town, the city of Azusa plans to spend $10.5 million by early next month to buy the 107-year-old Azusa Valley Water Co. By combining operations, the city will expand its current water service to most city residents so that it serves all of Azusa and parts of Covina, West Covina, Glendora and nearby unincorporated areas now served by Azusa Valley Water. In all, the city would provide water to 23,000 customers. It serves about 8,000 now.
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NEWS
June 13, 1993
In an attempt to gain control of all water operations in town, the city of Azusa plans to spend $10.5 million by early next month to buy the 107-year-old Azusa Valley Water Co. By combining operations, the city will expand its current water service to most city residents so that it serves all of Azusa and parts of Covina, West Covina, Glendora and nearby unincorporated areas now served by Azusa Valley Water. In all, the city would provide water to 23,000 customers. It serves about 8,000 now.
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NEWS
March 31, 1991
'Even if MWD is entirely out of water, it only affects a small portion of the San Gabriel Valley.' In the region overall, 'We don't need to ration water because we're not going to run out.' Robert G. Berlien general manager, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District 'We should all be encouraging our customers to cut back.' Edward R. Heck general manager, Azusa Valley Water Co. 'Maybe we'll get lucky and only have to go to 20% (mandatory cutbacks).
NEWS
May 5, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials of the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster have announced a $1.2 million program to help finance ground-water cleanup efforts. Environmentalists said the money may help with the cleanup effort, which ultimately could cost hundreds of millions of dollars. But they questioned whether the board took the action last week to counter charges it has done little so far to remedy the area's severe ground-water pollution problem, first discovered in 1979.
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February 1, 1990 | SIOK-HIAN TAY KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soon after Carol Thompson moved to La Verne seven years ago, she received something shocking in the mail: her water bill. Thompson immediately called La Verne Public Works Director Brian Bowcock to demand an explanation. "She almost choked," Bowcock said, recalling her frustration. But Thompson, a water engineer herself, quickly adjusted to the fact that she had left behind moderate water bills when she moved from Arcadia to La Verne. "There's really not an awful lot you can do," Thompson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the looming onset of water rationing because of the drought, Los Angeles County officials won't resume a cloud-seeding program that produced small but significant amounts of rain on the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys until it was shelved 13 years ago. County officials said they worry that renewed cloud-seeding over the San Gabriel Mountains would lead to large numbers of lawsuits if flooding resulted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1995 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An enormous yellow City of Azusa truck sweeps through the hillside roads, removing browning fallen leaves, plastic foam cups and other litter as the sun breaks over the mountains. What's strange about this picture? Nothing, except that the streets aren't in Azusa. They're in Sierra Madre. Every other week, the street-sweeping truck from the Azusa Public Works Department cleans streets in Sierra Madre and Duarte.
NEWS
January 5, 1995 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A n enormous yellow City of Azusa truck sweeps through the hillside roads, re moving browning fallen leaves, plastic foam cups and other litter as the sun breaks over the mountains. What's strange about this picture? Nothing, except that the streets aren't in Azusa. They're in Sierra Madre. Every other week, the street-sweeping truck from the Azusa Public Works Department cleans streets in Sierra Madre and Duarte. The money from the contracts, in turn, helps Azusa pay for its own street sweeping every week.
NEWS
November 11, 1993 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the recent firestorm tore through Kinneloa Mesa and began to torch a huge, tile-roofed home decorated for Halloween, firefighters discovered that virtually no water was coming from hydrants to douse the flames. "The problem is there is not enough water to put it out," a frustrated Downey Fire Department Battalion Chief Gail Crook said as flames, unaffected by the small spray of water coming from his crew's pumper truck, consumed the house.
NEWS
November 23, 1986 | FRANN BART, Times Staff Writer
The mud flats and rocky stream beds of the area just north of the San Gabriel Reservoir provide challenging weekends of high-speed splashing, slipping and sliding for thousands of off-road vehicle enthusiasts. But federal and county officials say that the thrills they thrive on may be creating a long-term risk to the water supplied from the reservoir to an estimated 2.5 million people from the San Gabriel Valley to Long Beach.
NEWS
March 31, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of the sprawling San Gabriel Valley, with its extraordinarily heavy reliance on underground water supplies, are being affected unevenly by drought-related rationing and other prohibitions on water use, a Times survey of cities has found. Cities with their own wells, such as Monterey Park and South Pasadena, may end up imposing relatively relaxed conservation measures.
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