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June 22, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
After a long, hot day behind the wheel of his delivery truck, Eric McCloskey longed for a cool shower when he drove home to Acton, only to discover--along with dozens of neighbors--that water taps were dry. He showered by pouring water from 5-gallon jugs, his earthquake emergency supply, over his head. After another blistering day behind the wheel, McCloskey happily discovered Wednesday evening that the water was back on. At least briefly. "He was taking a shower and the water went off again," said his father, Hugh McCloskey, with a slight chuckle.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1999
The city has taken the first step toward selling its municipal water company for $11.5 million to Covina-based Suburban Water Systems, which plans to cut rates by 15% for four years. City Council members approved the sale Tuesday on a 3-2 vote, with Councilmen Richard Melendez and Ben Wong dissenting. The proposal is expected to be voted on by its 4,200 customers in the Woodside neighborhood in November through a mail-in ballot. Suburban already provides water to 70% of the city.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent report by Los Angeles County officials concluding that the Antelope Valley has plentiful water supplies is inaccurate and misrepresents data in trying to prove the region can support much new development, according to a critique released Friday by a federal agency. The unusually blunt analysis by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recent report by Los Angeles County officials concluding that the Antelope Valley has plentiful water supplies is inaccurate and misrepresents data in trying to prove the region can support much new development, according to a critique released Friday by a federal agency. The unusually blunt analysis by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1999
The city has taken the first step toward selling its municipal water company for $11.5 million to Covina-based Suburban Water Systems, which plans to cut rates by 15% for four years. City Council members approved the sale Tuesday on a 3-2 vote, with Councilmen Richard Melendez and Ben Wong dissenting. The proposal is expected to be voted on by its 4,200 customers in the Woodside neighborhood in November through a mail-in ballot. Suburban already provides water to 70% of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1997
A brush fire scorched about 100 acres near Elizabeth Lake and Godde Hill roads Sunday afternoon, authorities said. No injuries or property damage were reported, said Dilbert Garcia, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman. Garcia said about 100 county firefighters battled the blaze in western unincorporated Los Angeles County. Four water-dropping helicopters were deployed to help firefighters on the ground bring the blaze under control, he said. The fire, which broke out at 1:25 p.m.
SPORTS
May 3, 1997
Tony Walker of Antelope Valley High, the Golden League player of the year and Times' Valley defensive player of the year, will be one of several top players from the desert region to play in the first High Desert All-Star football game June 27 at Palmdale High. Walker will lead the South, which will be coached by Antelope Valley's Brent Newcomb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER HEREDIA
Oxnard resident Patrick Miller who now serves as president of the Calleguas Municipal Water District has been elected a vice chairman of the agency's parent supplier, the giant Metropolitan Water District. Miller, 61, was elected to his new position Feb. 9, with his term running through the end of the year. He has been a member of the Metropolitan Water District board of directors since 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1999
Los Angeles County water officials on Wednesday called off their warning for Malibu residents to boil their water before drinking it. The advisory went into effect for the 5,000 water customers on Saturday, after the capacity in local water storage tanks--which hold 12 million gallons--became extremely low following a water main break.
NEWS
June 19, 1993
William Warren Franklin, former president and board chairman of the Southern California Water Co., has died. He was 78. Franklin died Thursday of viral pneumonia in a Torrance hospital, said his daughter-in-law, Jane Franklin. Franklin spent half a century with the utility, beginning as an engineer in 1940 and soon becoming district manager at Big Bear Lake. He was named division manager at Claremont in 1946, vice president of operations in 1950 and later executive vice president.
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June 22, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
After a long, hot day behind the wheel of his delivery truck, Eric McCloskey longed for a cool shower when he drove home to Acton, only to discover--along with dozens of neighbors--that water taps were dry. He showered by pouring water from 5-gallon jugs, his earthquake emergency supply, over his head. After another blistering day behind the wheel, McCloskey happily discovered Wednesday evening that the water was back on. At least briefly. "He was taking a shower and the water went off again," said his father, Hugh McCloskey, with a slight chuckle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000
Barbara Fine, 60, longtime activist for local homeowners groups who was a vocal advocate for neighborhoods on issues such as water quality and development. Fine grew up in Springfield, Mass., moving to Los Angeles in 1963. In the early 1970s, she became active in her homeowners group, the Benedict Canyon Assn., fighting against proposals to develop hillsides. She soon was leading the fight to preserve the Santa Monica Mountains as a member of the Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A brush fire that began Tuesday near Magic Mountain spread to 25 acres in 40 minutes because of gusty winds, according to Los Angeles County firefighters. The blaze began before 11:30 a.m. with gusts carrying embers away from the origin and igniting more fuel. Two Los Angeles County water-dropping helicopters were fighting the flames and a fixed-wing craft from the Los Angeles Fire Department was en route, officials said. More than 190 firefighters were at the scene and no structures were threatened, officials said.
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