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August 3, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just call Los Angeles the air-conditioned city. With the mercury bobbing between 95 and 105 degrees, the city's Department of Water and Power reported the highest energy usage of the year at 4:24 p.m. last Monday--5,320 megawatts per hour. That's a lot of lightbulbs--in fact, that's about 53.2 million lightbulbs burning for an hour.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spent the last four years pushing aggressively toward the adoption of renewable energy without developing a coherent strategy for paying for such fuels, according to an audit released Thursday by City Controller Wendy Greuel. The 69-page audit found that the DWP clearly tracked its drive to meet Mayor Antonio Villarigosa's signature environmental goal: obtaining one-fifth of the city's power from renewable sources like wind and solar energy by 2010.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Valley property owners will see their sewer bills drop by an average of $25 per year under a revamped rate system that went into effect Tuesday. The new formula will use winter months--when little water is used outside--as a baseline to calculate rates. Councilwoman Laura Chick, who proposed the change, said that under the old system Valley customers were being unfairly charged during summer months because much of the water being used was not going into the sewer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's ambitious plan to put solar panels on 80 square miles of dry lake bed and flatlands east of the Sierra Nevada range has run into a daunting problem: extremely caustic mud in an area where it hoped to build an 80-acre pilot project. Preliminary engineering tests show that if solar panel platforms were placed at the southern end of the nearly dry 110-square-mile Owens Lake, they would sink as much as several inches into extremely corrosive soil.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spent the last four years pushing aggressively toward the adoption of renewable energy without developing a coherent strategy for paying for such fuels, according to an audit released Thursday by City Controller Wendy Greuel. The 69-page audit found that the DWP clearly tracked its drive to meet Mayor Antonio Villarigosa's signature environmental goal: obtaining one-fifth of the city's power from renewable sources like wind and solar energy by 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1987 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL and JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writers
The lights went out for more than half a million Southern Californians, phone callers could not get through badly overloaded circuits, the San Onofre nuclear power plant issued a precautionary alert and thousands of residents were without gas--needlessly--in the aftermath of the quake. Southern California Gas Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1992
Fifty vehicles powered by natural gas have been put into service by the Southern California Gas Co., a move to help clean up the region's air. The utility has purchased 130 natural gas trucks for delivery this year and will add another 100 next year, which will make it the largest fleet owner of "pure" natural gas trucks in the nation. The white Sierras have a range of about 160 miles per tank of natural gas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2006 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Officials of Los Angeles' giant utility on Saturday opened their campaign to win a water-rate increase and to reinstate a long-frozen surcharge on electricity bills. During a sparsely attended two-hour presentation at the Department of Water and Power's downtown headquarters, officials laid out their case for proposed hikes in water rates of 3.9%, effective July 1, and 3.5% more a year later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2009 | David Zahniser
The Los Angeles Department of the Water and Power's decision to embrace renewable energy will have a "significant impact" on the electricity bills of customers, according to a five-year review of the nation's largest municipal utility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
The head of the nation's largest municipal utility resigned Friday, immediately igniting a debate over the process that will be used by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to find a successor. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Deaton, who forged a reputation as one of the most powerful bureaucrats at City Hall, sent a letter to city officials saying he was resigning "with a heavy heart" after working in city government for 42 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2009 | David Zahniser
The Los Angeles Department of the Water and Power's decision to embrace renewable energy will have a "significant impact" on the electricity bills of customers, according to a five-year review of the nation's largest municipal utility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
The head of the nation's largest municipal utility resigned Friday, immediately igniting a debate over the process that will be used by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to find a successor. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Deaton, who forged a reputation as one of the most powerful bureaucrats at City Hall, sent a letter to city officials saying he was resigning "with a heavy heart" after working in city government for 42 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2006 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Officials of Los Angeles' giant utility on Saturday opened their campaign to win a water-rate increase and to reinstate a long-frozen surcharge on electricity bills. During a sparsely attended two-hour presentation at the Department of Water and Power's downtown headquarters, officials laid out their case for proposed hikes in water rates of 3.9%, effective July 1, and 3.5% more a year later.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2003 | Doug Smith, Times Staff Writer
Although Texas companies have gained the most notoriety for their role in California's energy crisis, more evidence is emerging that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power may have violated state regulations by profiting unfairly from trading practices. DWP officials have denied gaming the market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just call Los Angeles the air-conditioned city. With the mercury bobbing between 95 and 105 degrees, the city's Department of Water and Power reported the highest energy usage of the year at 4:24 p.m. last Monday--5,320 megawatts per hour. That's a lot of lightbulbs--in fact, that's about 53.2 million lightbulbs burning for an hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Valley property owners will see their sewer bills drop by an average of $25 per year under a revamped rate system that went into effect Tuesday. The new formula will use winter months--when little water is used outside--as a baseline to calculate rates. Councilwoman Laura Chick, who proposed the change, said that under the old system Valley customers were being unfairly charged during summer months because much of the water being used was not going into the sewer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's ambitious plan to put solar panels on 80 square miles of dry lake bed and flatlands east of the Sierra Nevada range has run into a daunting problem: extremely caustic mud in an area where it hoped to build an 80-acre pilot project. Preliminary engineering tests show that if solar panel platforms were placed at the southern end of the nearly dry 110-square-mile Owens Lake, they would sink as much as several inches into extremely corrosive soil.
NEWS
April 9, 1995 | JANICE ARKATOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The philosophy is simple, says Barbara Lashenick. Art heals. Lashenick is executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children, a nonprofit group in West Los Angeles that works with abused children and their families at 80 residential care centers throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Riverside counties. The program was begun in 1977 by Carolyn Sargent, who used to bring children into her animal-filled Malibu home and gather her friends to teach art and dance classes.
NEWS
April 9, 1995 | JANICE ARKATOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The philosophy is simple, says Barbara Lashenick. Art heals. Lashenick is executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children, a nonprofit group in West Los Angeles that works with abused children and their families at 80 residential care centers throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Riverside counties. The program was begun in 1977 by Carolyn Sargent, who used to bring children into her animal-filled Malibu home and gather her friends to teach art and dance classes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1992
Fifty vehicles powered by natural gas have been put into service by the Southern California Gas Co., a move to help clean up the region's air. The utility has purchased 130 natural gas trucks for delivery this year and will add another 100 next year, which will make it the largest fleet owner of "pure" natural gas trucks in the nation. The white Sierras have a range of about 160 miles per tank of natural gas.
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