Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsUtilities Ventura County
IN THE NEWS

Utilities Ventura County

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When brush fires flare this summer, Casitas Municipal Water District officials hope they will be able to supply firefighters in the Ojai Valley with all the water they need without worrying about power outages. District officials recently asked the state Public Utilities Commission for an exemption from rolling blackouts at the height of the summer season, when energy use is expected to skyrocket. Electric water pumps would be rendered useless in a blackout.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2001 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For all his years as a sanitation worker, here is a sight that "The Honeymooners' " Ed Norton never could have imagined: Art! Art at the sewer plant! "What's next, Ralphie-boy?" he might have asked, "Picasso in the pipes?" Probably not. But in Ventura, the dirt paths and quiet lagoons at the seaside waste-water treatment plant are on the verge of an aesthetic make-over that could cost as much as $700,000.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2001 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For all his years as a sanitation worker, here is a sight that "The Honeymooners' " Ed Norton never could have imagined: Art! Art at the sewer plant! "What's next, Ralphie-boy?" he might have asked, "Picasso in the pipes?" Probably not. But in Ventura, the dirt paths and quiet lagoons at the seaside waste-water treatment plant are on the verge of an aesthetic make-over that could cost as much as $700,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When brush fires flare this summer, Casitas Municipal Water District officials hope they will be able to supply firefighters in the Ojai Valley with all the water they need without worrying about power outages. District officials recently asked the state Public Utilities Commission for an exemption from rolling blackouts at the height of the summer season, when energy use is expected to skyrocket. Electric water pumps would be rendered useless in a blackout.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A symbolic protest vote in tonight's Thousand Oaks City Council meeting could end up scuttling a proposed water-rate increase at least temporarily, as two councilwomen plan to fight a request to tack an extra $4 a month onto many customers' bills. Utilities Director Donald Nelson has described the 9.7% rate hike as distasteful but inevitable, a direct pass-through of the steadily rising cost charged by the city's wholesaler, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura City Council has decided to restructure water rates, increasing the basic rates by 3.5%, but giving a break to residents who use as much or slightly more water than the average household. Under the new rates, which take effect in June, the average single-family household would actually see its $27.41 bimonthly bill decrease to $26.75. But those customers who are thrifty with their water or those who use more than 2 1/2 times the average household will see a 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County officials expressed strong concerns Wednesday over air-pollution problems that could result from a merger of two Southern California power conglomerates. At one of two public hearings held in Ventura, Ventura County Supervisor Susan K. Lacey demanded that Southern California Edison provide offsetting reductions in pollutants for every additional ton of emissions the merger with San Diego Gas & Electric would bring to the her county.
NEWS
January 14, 1993 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I'm a recent convert," confessed Venturan Marc Whitman, AIA, speaking of his new dedication to environmentally friendly building methods. The letters AIA after his name, by the way, indicate he is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Architects, a nationwide professional association headquartered in Washington. Whitman isn't the only AIA member to become a recent convert to environmentalism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A symbolic protest vote in tonight's Thousand Oaks City Council meeting could end up scuttling a proposed water-rate increase at least temporarily, as two councilwomen plan to fight a request to tack an extra $4 a month onto many customers' bills. Utilities Director Donald Nelson has described the 9.7% rate hike as distasteful but inevitable, a direct pass-through of the steadily rising cost charged by the city's wholesaler, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura City Council has decided to restructure water rates, increasing the basic rates by 3.5%, but giving a break to residents who use as much or slightly more water than the average household. Under the new rates, which take effect in June, the average single-family household would actually see its $27.41 bimonthly bill decrease to $26.75. But those customers who are thrifty with their water or those who use more than 2 1/2 times the average household will see a 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County officials expressed strong concerns Wednesday over air-pollution problems that could result from a merger of two Southern California power conglomerates. At one of two public hearings held in Ventura, Ventura County Supervisor Susan K. Lacey demanded that Southern California Edison provide offsetting reductions in pollutants for every additional ton of emissions the merger with San Diego Gas & Electric would bring to the her county.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|