December 22, 1991 |
Postponing a ruling on a dispute between the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, a judge on Thursday urged the two agencies to try to resolve their differences. The Upper District had filed two petitions in Los Angeles Superior Court complaining that the November election of watermaster board members had been held in secret and that the watermaster's use of legislative lobbyists was improper. At a hearing Thursday, Judge Florence T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1989
Water supply and trash disposal are two critical problems facing Southern California. They have come into sharp conflict over the proposal of a subsidiary of Browning-Ferris Industries to expand its Azusa landfill from a current capacity of 1,500 tons a day to 6,000 tons, ultimately holding a maximum of 40 million tons. The problem is that the landfill is located over the San Gabriel Basin aquifer that provides virtually all the water for 1 million area residents.
August 30, 1990
World War II veteran Joseph T. Quattrochi Sr. said he prayed every day that he would retrieve his Purple Heart and nine other Army medals that were stolen from a personal safe more than a year ago. Today, his wish will come true. Rep. David Dreier (R-La Verne) will present Quattrochi with replacements of the 10 medals. "He cried when he got a notice saying he would get replacements," said his son, Joseph Quattrochi Jr.
December 1, 1988 |
After two years of negotiations and controversy, the Azusa Land Reclamation Co. has won approval from a regional water board to expand its dump. Despite the approval by the Los Angeles Regional Water Control Board, San Gabriel Valley water officials say the dump's expansion will lead to even more polluted water for the San Gabriel Valley. The board voted 4 to 3 Monday to approve the Azusa Land Reclamation Co.'s plan to expand in stages its 80-acre disposal area to 302 acres.
August 12, 1990 |
From a suburban cul-de-sac in Walnut, Maxine Leichter wages a water war. Unpaid but working long hours as the Sierra Club's San Gabriel Valley point woman, she has moved to the forefront of the fight over cleaning up one of the West's worst ground-water pollution problems--the contamination of the San Gabriel Basin. Leichter, 44, is a relative newcomer to the San Gabriel Valley.
October 6, 1991 |
Whittier is urging local residents, businesses and industries to step up water conservation efforts because its wells are running low in the sixth year of drought. Other Southeast-area cities that have plentiful ground-water rights are still in good shape. The huge natural reservoir under the Southeast area is nearly full and cities such as Pico Rivera and Downey face no drought-related cutbacks of ground water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1989
Citing fears about contamination of San Gabriel Valley water, a group of water suppliers voted Wednesday to appeal the state Water Resources Control Board's decision to permit expansion of an Azusa trash dump. The nine-member board of the Main San Gabriel Valley Basin Watermaster voted unanimously to seek a court injunction and to appeal. Chairman Linn E.
September 7, 1989 |
The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to prohibit new landfills being developed in the already contaminated San Gabriel Valley Water Basin, which provides drinking water to more than 1 million people. However, the bill would exempt the controversial proposed expansion of the Azusa Land Reclamation Co. landfill because of an amendment agreed upon in June by the Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee.
April 7, 1991
How goes the drought? Our three San Gabriel canyon reservoirs contain 32,200 acre-feet in storage, up 114% from March 19, 1990. The much larger capacity valley ground-water table has recovered a few feet from record low levels due to above average local winter rains and the so-called "March miracle." However, a decade of regrettable overproduction of well water under supervision of the (Main San Gabriel Basin) Valley Watermaster--with an exceptional year or two--has left us not much cushioning in reserve.
August 6, 1989 |
San Gabriel Valley water officials have renewed efforts to force an Azusa landfill out of business, despite an offer by the dump's owners to improve a proposed ground-water protection system. Attorney Bryant C. Danner and engineering consultant Rudy Bonaparte outlined the Azusa Land Reclamation Co. plan at a meeting of the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster board last week.