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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988
The state has filed suit against the Los Angeles County Flood Control District contending that a pilot project to remove sediment in the reservoir behind Morris Dam could kill fish and wildlife in and around the San Gabriel River. The Superior Court suit by the California Department of Fish and Game seeks an order requiring the county to perform a full environmental impact report before any more work is done on the project at the dam above Azusa in San Gabriel Canyon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988
The state has filed suit against the Los Angeles County Flood Control District contending that a pilot project to remove sediment in the reservoir behind Morris Dam could kill fish and wildlife in and around the San Gabriel River. The Superior Court suit by the California Department of Fish and Game seeks an order requiring the county to perform a full environmental impact report before any more work is done on the project at the dam above Azusa in San Gabriel Canyon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1987
Official to Retire: Arthur E. Bruington, general manager of the Irvine Ranch Water District since 1979, will retire June 1, district officials have announced. Bruington had served for 29 years with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District before joining the Irvine Ranch district. He is a director of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He will be succeeded by Ronald E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
The Chamber of Commerce and Business Assn. is waiting for the Los Angeles County Flood Control District office to approve a Nov. 4 cleanup effort on the San Gabriel River banks. If the event is approved, volunteers will pick up trash, including about 28 shopping carts, along a stretch of the channel close to the interchange of the San Diego and San Gabriel River freeways. Chamber President Kim Masoner said that 78 volunteers have already signed up for the project. Information: (562) 799-0179.
NEWS
March 19, 1992
The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously, but with a mild verbal protest, to join a mandatory state program regulating pollution of storm water and urban runoff. The plan is coordinated by the county Department of Public Works. Bradbury and 37 other cities in the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys must begin participation July 1 in a three-year plan of the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
NEWS
August 19, 1990
Frederick (Fritz) Seares has been appointed to the San Marino Unified School District Board of Education. Seares, 56, a computer consultant and former president of the San Marino Schools Foundation, will replace Debby Bowes, who resigned July 30 because she is moving to Orange County. His appointment will run until the next school board election in November, 1991. Seares has long been involved with San Marino schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1988
Storm drain construction on Hawthorne Boulevard between 242nd and 238th streets is expected to cause traffic snarls in north-traveling lanes for up to four weeks beginning Tuesday, and motorists are being advised to seek alternate routes. Larry Weeshoff of Channel Constructors, Irvine, the contractor for the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, said that only one lane of Hawthorne Boulevard will be open to northbound traffic between 242nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1988
High-pressure barriers built in the 1960s to hold the ocean at bay have failed to halt the flow of seawater into South Bay water basins, new studies show. In addition, huge pools of salt water trapped inside the barriers have continued to move inland, closing dozens of drinking water wells from Manhattan Beach to central Torrance and threatening several others in Carson that were once thought safe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
Sherman Oaks residents are complaining that commuters bypassing Sepulveda Boulevard are turning quiet residential streets into speedways. City Councilman Mike Feuer and the city Department of Transportation will meet with concerned residents Wednesday at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park Senior Citizens Center. "The traffic situation in and around these neighborhoods has caused great concern to many residents," Feuer said.
NEWS
November 11, 1993
In the aftermath of the Altadena fire, churches and charities are seeking volunteers to sandbag hillsides to guard against mudslides during the rainy season. Officials say the crusty layer of soil left behind from the recent hillside fire will prevent water from penetrating the ground. And without brush, mud will flow downhill uninhibited. Monrovia-based World Vision U.S., the Salvation Army and a number of local churches are organizing a volunteer sandbagging effort for the weekends of Nov.
SCIENCE
December 18, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall
Even though nearly half of the Malibu Creek watershed is undeveloped open space, the creek and its mouth, Malibu Lagoon, are far from pristine. Tainted runoff from urban areas in the 101 Freeway corridor in the northern part of the watershed have overloaded the waterways with nutrients and sediment, hurting aquatic life. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new pollution standards for the creek and lagoon to reduce sedimentation and levels of nitrogen and phosphorus that stoke harmful algae growth.
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