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March 2, 2002 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It boasts an audacious history, this business of water in the West. From dams the size of mountains to aqueducts across the desert, the landscape has been re-plumbed in ways Mother Nature never pondered. Water percolates through some of the best fiction and most of the best fights.
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March 2, 2002 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It boasts an audacious history, this business of water in the West. From dams the size of mountains to aqueducts across the desert, the landscape has been re-plumbed in ways Mother Nature never pondered. Water percolates through some of the best fiction and most of the best fights.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2003 | From Wire Service Reports
The City Council advised caution over a plan to sell Mad River water to a company that wants to haul it south in huge plastic bags. Aqueous Corp. has presented a plan to buy the water from the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District and sell it in Southern California. The district serves about 80,000 people. It has 36 million gallons available daily. Ric Davidge of Aqueous proposed buying 13.2 million gallons a day. The water would be towed down the coast.
OPINION
March 9, 2002
Reading "Plan to Bag Rivers May Not Float," Eric Bailey's fine March 2 story on entrepreneur Ric Davidge's scheme to "suck fresh water from two North Coast rivers, stow it in massive poly-fiber bags . . . and tow the floating sacks . . . south . . . to slake San Diego's thirst," I recalled Henry David Thoreau's reaction to a similar scheme, on a much smaller scale, to install pipes to transport water from his beloved Walden Pond to homes in the nearby...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2003 | Steve Harvey
Now that ex-Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss has sold the rights to her life story to Paramount Pictures, the big question is: How will the movie be cast? I'm particularly interested in who will play the part of actor Charlie Sheen, one of Fleiss' admitted clients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2002 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
A water entrepreneur announced Friday that he is dropping efforts to tap two scenic North Coast rivers but will press ahead with plans to harvest water from other sources in the region for export to Southern California in gigantic oceangoing bags floated down the coast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2002 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to siphon water from two north coast rivers and tug it to San Diego in water bags the size of a World War II battleship is under fire from state lawmakers eager to block the plan. Assemblywoman Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) and other lawmakers representing the rugged northern coastline began pushing legislation this week that would give county elected leaders virtual veto power over such projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2003 | Kathleen Flynn, Times Staff Writer
After a long battle between conservationists and developers over two Northern California rivers, Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill to preserve the rivers from being altered. The bill, signed Monday, designated the rivers as recreational under state law, which stops companies from damming, diverting or exporting the water from certain areas of the rivers that connect to the Pacific Ocean.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2002 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The apparent breakdown of a deal between private Cadiz Inc. and the public Metropolitan Water District to build a $150-million water storage facility in the Mojave Desert raises an issue that may become more relevant to the state's water future: What role is there for private enterprise in supplying water to the California public? The question evokes fears of the kind of corporate profiteering and market manipulation alleged in the wake of energy deregulation in the state.
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