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June 23, 1995 | REBECCA HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Rebecca Howard writes regularly for The Times
During a drive through the seemingly arid hills along the northbound Golden State Freeway between Castaic and Gorman, Pyramid Lake suddenly appears, almost like a mirage. Pyramid Lake Recreation Area is more like a miracle--of engineering. Its waters have traveled from Northern California via the California Aqueduct since 1974, when the dam was completed. Among its roles, Pyramid Lake stores water for delivery to Los Angeles and other Southern California cities.
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June 23, 1995 | REBECCA HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Rebecca Howard writes regularly for The Times
During a drive through the seemingly arid hills along the northbound Golden State Freeway between Castaic and Gorman, Pyramid Lake suddenly appears, almost like a mirage. Pyramid Lake Recreation Area is more like a miracle--of engineering. Its waters have traveled from Northern California via the California Aqueduct since 1974, when the dam was completed. Among its roles, Pyramid Lake stores water for delivery to Los Angeles and other Southern California cities.
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February 2, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An $8-million information center touting California's elaborate system to transport, store and distribute water has drawn far fewer than the 200,000 to 250,000 visitors expected in its first year. In light of grand projections when the Vista del Lago Visitor Center opened in November, 1993, above the Golden State Freeway, the 123,900 people who toured it in 1994 are a disappointment to state water officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An $8-million information center touting California's elaborate system to transport, store and distribute water has drawn far fewer than the 200,000 to 250,000 visitors expected in its first year. In light of grand projections when the Vista del Lago Visitor Center opened in November, 1993, above the Golden State Freeway, the 123,900 people who toured it in 1994 are a disappointment to state water officials.
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June 6, 1993 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The visitor center at Pyramid Lake in the Tehachapi Mountains has been in the works for two decades, conceived as an educational monument to the state's heralded water delivery system. A $5-million interchange was constructed for easy access from Interstate 5. About $1 million was spent on high-tech computer displays. An exhibit implores visitors to taste "California's Liquid Gold" from three drinking fountains. The center was to open June 24, but the ceremony has been called off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vista del Lago, the comprehensive information center about water and California's complex system of transporting it, opened with no fanfare but a steady trickle of visitors Monday. The long-awaited opening came after a five-month delay as health officials verified the safety of the center's drinking water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A fire lookout tower located above Pyramid Lake in northern Los Angeles County, closed for more than 20 years, will be reopened Saturday. Volunteers from the Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Assn. will staff the Slide Mountain Lookout tower, watching for forest fires. Pyramid Lake is about 17 miles north of Santa Clarita.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Crude Idea?: Public hearings on a controversial proposal to build a new crude oil pipeline from a spot near Bakersfield to Los Angeles will be held at several Southern California sites this week by the state Public Utilities Commission. The pipeline that Pacific Pipeline System Inc. plans to build is proposed as environmentally safer than tankers in transporting crude oil from the Point Arguello offshore field to L.A.-area refineries. But the idea is already generating opposition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1994 | NONA YATES
The Vista del Lago Visitor Center at Pyramid Lake shows how water has helped to shape lives in California. The center, the newest visitor facility along the State Water Project, includes exhibits on water supply, geography, conservation, watershed management and the history of water in the state. Interactive computer exhibits demonstrate how much water it takes to grow various types of food and how much is used in the home or by industry and agriculture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vista del Lago, the comprehensive information center about water and California's complex system of transporting it, opened with no fanfare but a steady trickle of visitors Monday. The long-awaited opening came after a five-month delay as health officials verified the safety of the center's drinking water.
NEWS
June 6, 1993 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The visitor center at Pyramid Lake in the Tehachapi Mountains has been in the works for two decades, conceived as an educational monument to the state's heralded water delivery system. A $5-million interchange was constructed for easy access from Interstate 5. About $1 million was spent on high-tech computer displays. An exhibit implores visitors to taste "California's Liquid Gold" from three drinking fountains. The center was to open June 24, but the ceremony has been called off.
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