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December 13, 1987
Supply and storage of imported water and water conservation are two of three important aspects for ensuring that San Diego has a dependable future supply of water. These two aspects were discussed in The Times' Dec. 6 Commentary section. The third aspect of providing San Diego with a dependable source of water, that neither author touched on, is reuse of water that has been reclaimed from what we have viewed in the past as waste water. Reclaimed water avoids many of the concerns raised in the commentaries.
April 23, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been corrected, as noted below
DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine government forces on Wednesday recaptured a southeastern town that had been held by separatist rebels, the Interior Ministry said. There were no casualties in the operation in the town of Svyatogorsk, according to an statement posted on the ministry's website. The ouster of the rebels was a welcome strategic gain by the Kiev government in the troubled Donetsk region, close to Ukraine's eastern border with Russia. “The recapture of Svyatogorsk is an indication that the anti-terrorist operation, which experienced certain problems last week, is now gaining momentum,” said Dmitry Tymchuk, head of Kiev-based Center for Military and Political Research.
August 12, 1990
Sometimes a headline does not reflect the content of a news article, and this is certainly the case regarding the front page headline "Orange County May Use Sewage as Barrier to Seawater" (July 31). The Orange County Water District has never and will never inject sewage into the ground water basin to repel salt water. In addition, the district has been injecting a two-thirds reclaimed, one-third deep well water blend into the ground water basin for the past 15 years, meeting all drinking water requirements.
April 15, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- Ukrainian forces launched combat operations against pro-Russian separatists Tuesday and recaptured a military airport in the eastern part of the country, the acting president said.  Explosions and gunfire were heard from around the airport, located between the owns of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. Both towns were seized last week by armed separatists, said the UNIAN news agency.  A Ukrainian SU-24 jet flew over the airport firing at separatist positions, and troops using armored vehicles followed with a ground assault, the report said.
August 22, 1997
Re "Reclaimed Waste Water May Ease State's Thirst," Aug. 17: I was portrayed as one of the "crusaders" for increased use of recycled water and as making "the point by gulping down a long, cool glass of tertiary effluent." While the point is exactly correct, the imagery is misleading. I would gulp down tertiary effluent to demonstrate my confidence in its safety--if pressed to do so. However, I also would point out that tertiary effluent is not quite at the quality level for everyday drinking purposes.
December 7, 2002
Re "Los Angeles' Toilet-to-Tap Fear Factor," by D.J. Waldie (Opinion, Dec. 1), with the subtitle that "despite public worries, reclaimed water has been proved safe": The "worries" are not just from the public. The National Research Council's report on augmenting drinking water with reclaimed water bases its so-called worries on analyses made by some of the nation's top scientists. The U.S. does not have the technology to even detect some of the thousands of toxins and carcinogens that could make it through the reclamation process and find their way into drinking water.
June 8, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego City Council committee Wednesday approved an ordinance that would require the use of reclaimed waste water for irrigation of parks, golf courses, greenbelts and crops wherever the water is available. If approved by the entire council, the law would require developers of projects in some parts of the city to install the dual piping needed for irrigation with reclaimed water, which could add several hundred dollars to the price of a new home. Nevertheless, the ordinance is supported by the Construction Industry Federation.
May 28, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Here's a quiz: By the year 2010, where does San Diego County plan to locate an extra 180 million gallons of critically needed water every day? A. In Northern California reservoirs. B. In the Colorado River. C. In the toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and sinks of county homes and businesses. If you picked C, swim to the head of the class. A thirsty San Diego's share of Northern California reservoirs and the Colorado River will remain the same during the next 20 years as the population continues to grow.
May 21, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Here's a quiz: By the year 2010, where does San Diego County plan to locate an extra 180 million gallons of critically needed water every day? A. In Northern California reservoirs. B. In the Colorado River. C. In the toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and sinks of county homes and businesses. If you picked "C," swim to the head of the class. A thirsty San Diego's share of Northern California reservoirs and the Colorado River will remain the same during the next 20 years as population continues to grow.
October 24, 2009 | Barbara Thornburg
Corey Gash stands gazing at an old rusted motor lying on the concrete floor of his workshop. Dressed in jeans and sneakers tied with bright orange laces, Gash is in his element, surrounded by weathered doors and stacks of reclaimed wooden beams at his barn-home in Costa Mesa. "I'm thinking of building a roller coaster for Lilly," Gash quips, his 4-year-old daughter standing by his side, her curly hair trailing down her back like so much spun gold in the early morning light. Clearly, where many would see only junk, Gash envisions a multitude of design possibilities.
February 15, 2014 | By David Fleshler
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore. The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head filled with teeth emerged from the water. Fields slapped the water with his paddle, and the head stayed there for a moment and then submerged. Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile in Boca Raton has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range.
February 1, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Reclaimed wood siding provides a visual contrast to the sleek modern finishes at this open-plan house in Venice. The living room, kitchen and dining room open to a side yard with a swimming pool, a spa and a fire pit. Location: 635 Milwood Ave., Venice 90291 Asking price: $4.2 million House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,658 square feet Lot size: 5,406 square feet Features: High ceilings, glass-walled stairway,...
October 22, 2013
Noel Harrison British singer-actor and skier Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as secret agent Mark Slate in the 1960s TV series "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.," has died in England. Harrison suffered a heart attack after a performance Saturday in Devon and died at a hospital, his wife, Lori Chapman, told British media Tuesday.
September 16, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- A ruling by Israel's attorney general allows Palestinians access to West Bank lands decades after they were seized, Israeli media report .  In 1978, Israel seized around 170 acres of the Palestinian village of Burka, citing security needs. But a small military camp set up on the hilltop was quickly replaced with civilians, and the site became the Jewish settlement of Homesh. Homesh was among four West Bank settlements Israel removed under the terms of a 2005 disengagement plan , when it removed all Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip.
July 17, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is back on top of the tech world. Can it stay there? For years, the technology giant grumbled while playing second fiddle to Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. But with both rivals now on the outs with investors, Google is ascending once again. On the eve of its second-quarter earnings report, Google shares briefly hit a record high of $928.86 on Tuesday. Now there's speculation that a rosy earnings report Wednesday could push them toward $1,000. So far this year, the stock has gained 30%. Fueling that heady rise: Google continues to make money hand over fist from search and online advertising.
June 26, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
This post has been corrected. See bottom for details. The data-mining industry, which tracks down all kinds of personal information about consumers, faced a renewed demand Wednesday from a Federal Trade Commission member determined to get the vast databases opened to consumers. Data brokerages gather information, including shopping histories, arrest records and credit reports. The information is then sold to other companies, such as marketers and manufacturers. Last year, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill suggested that the companies create a website where consumers could go to see the information that's been collected about them.
June 4, 2000
"Recycling Keeps L.A.'s Supply Safe, Plentiful," Valley Perspective, May 28. I find it significant and abhorrent that the authors never once explicitly defined reclaimed waste water as including the sewage that we flush down our toilets. When I read reclaimed waste water, I naively imagined some technology that might allow me, for example, to capture the rinse water from my washing machine, perhaps to be used for watering my lawn or washing my car. Angelenos, are you comfortable with the idea of brushing your teeth with water from reclaimed sewage?
June 5, 1994
The Orange County Water District read with concern the recent article on researchers detecting Legionnaires' bacteria in Mile Square Regional Park reclaimed water. The district's concern is that the story caused undue alarm and cast a negative perception upon the use of reclaimed water. This is unfortunate for a number of very important reasons. Legionnaires' bacteria occurs naturally throughout the world; it is even found in potable water systems. Therefore, it is not unusual that Legionnella was found at Mile Square Regional Park.
May 15, 2013 | By Steve Carney
For the first time, KBIG-FM (104.3), the rock and pop purveyor nicknamed "MyFM," took sole possession of first place in the local radio ratings in April, edging ahead of sister station KIIS-FM (102.7) - the latest leg in a head-to-head battle that has had the pair jockeying for listeners since the beginning of 2012. KBIG, which features a varied playlist that ranges from pop chanteuses Kelly Clarkson and Pink to alternative bands such as Green Day and Third Eye Blind, to hip-hop acts Outkast and the Black Eyed Peas, had previously tied with KIIS for first place last September and then again in February.
April 18, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
BOSTON -- Amid heightened security and facing a packed audience, President Obama on Thursday urged this city and nation to put aside its fears and tragedies and reclaim the spirit and grace that had been disrupted by terrorist bombs. The crowd, including civic and political dignitaries and some of the runners and families caught in the twin blasts at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon, looked on as Obama stepped to the lectern at Boston's famed Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Cross for an interfaith service.
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