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July 26, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities are suing a San Gabriel Valley water district, alleging that it has illegally diluted the voting strength of Latinos by configuring its boundaries to favor other sectors of the community, officials said Monday. Though Latinos make up nearly half of the 791,000 voters in the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, no Latino candidate has been elected to the five-member board in the district's 40-year history, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities are suing a San Gabriel Valley water district, alleging that it has illegally diluted the voting strength of Latinos by configuring its boundaries to favor other sectors of the community, officials said Monday. Though Latinos make up nearly half of the 791,000 voters in the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, no Latino candidate has been elected to the five-member board in the district's 40-year history, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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October 15, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, the election for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board pitted two dominant forces against each other: environmentalists and the local water establishment. But, indicative of the rising interest in the once obscure water boards on the local political scene, the campaign for the Nov. 3 balloting is more complex and less clear-cut, with 12 candidates, including three incumbents, running this time.
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, the election for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board pitted two dominant forces against each other: environmentalists and the local water establishment. But, indicative of the rising interest in the once obscure water boards on the local political scene, the campaign for the Nov. 3 balloting is more complex and less clear-cut, with 12 candidates, including three incumbents, running this time.
NEWS
July 18, 1991
Emily Chen of South Pasadena High School has won the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District design competition. She was awarded a $400 savings bond for her entry, which focused on water resource management. The design contest was aimed at raising awareness among San Gabriel Valley youth on water conservation issues.
NEWS
March 12, 1992
The five-member board of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District will hold a public forum tonight to discuss local water quality and environmental issues. The meeting, scheduled to start at 7 p.m., will be in the Baldwin Park City Council chambers, 14403 E. Pacific Ave.
NEWS
January 12, 1992
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster should not engage in legislative lobbying over the issue of ground-water cleanup in the region. But Judge Florence T. Pickard, despite a petition filed by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, upheld the validity of November nominations for the nine-member watermaster board. And the judge approved those who were nominated for appointment to the board.
NEWS
January 2, 1992
As part of an effort to stimulate public awareness, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is presenting a lecture and video program to community groups and civic clubs interested in environmental and water quality issues. The program, presented by district board members, includes a 15-minute video that deals with regional water politics, water reclamation, reforestation and conservation. More information about the program can be obtained from Lisa Labrado at (818) 443-2297.
NEWS
March 28, 1991
Barbara I. Mee covers much in her five-paragraph letter (Times, March 21). Her concerns deserve a reply. First of all, the directors of the Upper San Gabriel Municipal Valley Water District are not public officials in the water industry. On Nov. 6, 1990, voters said they had enough of water industry presidents and representatives sitting on municipal water boards and retired them. With that election, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, which serves 80% of the San Gabriel Valley's 1 million homes, became the public entity it was supposed to be. Within eight weeks, the new board aggressively put the district on sound financial footing, hired a full-time general manager and is about to embark on a major reclaimed-water project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1992
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster should not engage in legislative lobbying over the issue of ground-water cleanup in the region. But Judge Florence T. Pickard, despite a petition filed by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, upheld the validity of November nominations for the nine-member water board. The judge also approved those who were nominated for appointment to the board.
NEWS
October 22, 1992
The City Council voted Tuesday to rescind its resolution of support for candidate Frank Forbes, who is running for Division 2 director of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. Mayor Robert Bartlett said another candidate for the position, David Czamanske, objected strenuously to the council's endorsement of Forbes at a council meeting earlier this month. Bartlett said the council had never before endorsed a candidate for public office.
NEWS
January 14, 1993
The board of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District has elected Kenneth R. Manning of Hacienda Heights as its president. In addition, the board picked Tony Fellow of El Monte as vice president and also appointed him as a representative to the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The Upper District chose Howard Hawkins, a former Covina mayor who once was chairman of the MWD board, as the other MWD representative.
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