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December 19, 1991 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After several months of mediation, officials of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and residents near the Rowena Reservoir have agreed on a plan to replace the reservoir with a camouflaged tank after it is drained in January, rather than refill it. Members of the Rowena subcommittee of the citywide Coalition to Save Open Reservoirs had opposed the decommissioning of the 31-million-gallon reservoir, but they have agreed not to fight the decision, which was hastened by seismic concerns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2001
Accolades to the Department of Water and Power for its reconstruction of the Rowena Reservoir and for its accommodation to those of us who live in the neighborhood (July 20). But a prolonged nose-thumbing to it for making it off-limits. The utility "listened to residents and provided a pleasing landscape." For whom? The few residents who surround the lovely park and happen to have second-floor viewing rights. The DWP has spent $14 million, coughed up by citizens who are not allowed to enjoy their purchase--or even see it. If the DWP can spend my money like that--and I agree it should--then it can afford more of my money to hire a man (or a couple of men)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1990
Small crustaceans have made their way into the drinking water supply of a neighborhood southwest of downtown, prompting the closure Thursday of Rowena Reservoir in Silver Lake for at least a month, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the bad old days before 1990, there was an all-out war between Los Feliz residents near the Rowena Reservoir and the bureaucrats who ran the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The DWP wanted to cover up the scenic reservoir and residents wanted to keep it as it was. The hard feelings were fueled by a DWP manager who horrified neighborhood residents by telling them, "You people have enjoyed your views long enough." But now that has changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990
Midge fly larvae stewing from the drought and summer heat forced the Department of Water and Power to shut down the Rowena Reservoir in Los Feliz Friday for the second time this summer. Service will not be interrupted. Robert DiPrimio, a sanitary engineer with the department, said the closure was prompted by about a dozen complaints from residents who found the tiny, thread-like larvae coming out of their water faucets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A two-hour community open house will be held today to mark the completion of more than 10 years of repairs at the newly reconfigured Rowena Reservoir in Los Feliz. Built in 1902, the open-air reservoir was rebuilt after state officials ordered it closed in 1991 because of an earthen dam weakened by the 1987 Whittier earthquake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2001
Accolades to the Department of Water and Power for its reconstruction of the Rowena Reservoir and for its accommodation to those of us who live in the neighborhood (July 20). But a prolonged nose-thumbing to it for making it off-limits. The utility "listened to residents and provided a pleasing landscape." For whom? The few residents who surround the lovely park and happen to have second-floor viewing rights. The DWP has spent $14 million, coughed up by citizens who are not allowed to enjoy their purchase--or even see it. If the DWP can spend my money like that--and I agree it should--then it can afford more of my money to hire a man (or a couple of men)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the bad old days before 1990, there was an all-out war between Los Feliz residents near the Rowena Reservoir and the bureaucrats who ran the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The DWP wanted to cover up the scenic reservoir and residents wanted to keep it as it was. The hard feelings were fueled by a DWP manager who horrified neighborhood residents by telling them, "You people have enjoyed your views long enough." But now that has changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials praised Monday a controversial decision by the Department of Water and Power to reimburse San Fernando Valley customers for bottled water they had purchased because faucets were contaminated with silt, sand and algae. DWP commissioners hailed the department's unprecedented offer to repay Valley customers as "innovative."
BUSINESS
May 10, 2009 | Catherine Ho
What began as a communal living experiment in postwar California would become a model for low-cost urban housing and the innovative use of small spaces. Gregory Ain's historic Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in Silver Lake today has a corner unit for sale. Ain, the notable Modernist architect, completed the 10-unit complex in 1947 for 10 couples who each chipped in about $11,000 to build a housing project that would promote communal living.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A two-hour community open house will be held today to mark the completion of more than 10 years of repairs at the newly reconfigured Rowena Reservoir in Los Feliz. Built in 1902, the open-air reservoir was rebuilt after state officials ordered it closed in 1991 because of an earthen dam weakened by the 1987 Whittier earthquake.
NEWS
December 19, 1991 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After several months of mediation, officials of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and residents near the Rowena Reservoir have agreed on a plan to replace the reservoir with a camouflaged tank after it is drained in January, rather than refill it. Members of the Rowena subcommittee of the citywide Coalition to Save Open Reservoirs had opposed the decommissioning of the 31-million-gallon reservoir, but they have agreed not to fight the decision, which was hastened by seismic concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990
Midge fly larvae stewing from the drought and summer heat forced the Department of Water and Power to shut down the Rowena Reservoir in Los Feliz Friday for the second time this summer. Service will not be interrupted. Robert DiPrimio, a sanitary engineer with the department, said the closure was prompted by about a dozen complaints from residents who found the tiny, thread-like larvae coming out of their water faucets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1990
Small crustaceans have made their way into the drinking water supply of a neighborhood southwest of downtown, prompting the closure Thursday of Rowena Reservoir in Silver Lake for at least a month, officials said.
NEWS
June 16, 2005 | Robin Rauzi
Linda DISHMAN started trying to save Los Angeles as soon as she moved here. As the executive director of the Los Angeles Conservancy, she has worked for 13 years to preserve the area's historic sites and teach Angelenos about their architectural treasures. She and her husband, John Hinrichs, recently bought a house in the Silver Lake area, so in their free time they enjoy exploring the new neighborhood.
NEWS
March 29, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Years of rancor over proposals to alter Silver Lake's drinking-water reservoirs came to a harmonious end last week as resident groups and Los Angeles water officials said they have agreed that water quality can be improved in the lakes without marring their beauty.
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