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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
With workers poised to begin fluoridating drinking water in Los Angeles in the next two months, a half dozen San Fernando Valley residents protested Tuesday, citing health concerns. The Department of Water and Power plans to send notices to Los Angeles residents, letting them know that fluoridation will begin in late February, according to Darlene Battle, an agency spokeswoman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tucked in among the pines sits an aqua-blue lake, cool and motionless. If it were not for the muffled hum of traffic from the nearby Hollywood Freeway, the scene could well be taken from the Sierra Nevada. But while the lake may have a faraway feel, Upper Lake Hollywood is just a few miles from downtown Los Angeles. And like so much of Southern California before it, the tiny lake is now threatened with a new look.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988 | From United Press International
A state appeals court ruled in an opinion released Wednesday that the licenses of the city of Los Angeles to draw water from streams feeding Mono Lake must be reviewed by the state water board. The decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento shocked Los Angeles officials, who said the case probably will be appealed to the state Supreme Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1994 | Research by JULIE SHEER / Los Angeles Times
Until the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913, the arid San Fernando Valley had few options for obtaining water. Engineer William Mulholland masterminded the plan to bring water south from the Sierra Nevada, supplying water-starved Los Angeles but ruining fertile Owens Valley farmland.
NEWS
July 2, 1994 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Eight decades ago, as William Mulholland watched the first torrents of Owens River water cascade down to Los Angeles, the famed aqueduct builder uttered these words: "There it is. Take it." On Friday, the fish took some of it back. The rugged Owens River Gorge--rendered bone-dry for 40 years--sprang to life Friday morning with 10,000 tiny brown trout, a symbolic beginning of the end in the long, bitter saga of water disputes between Los Angeles and the distant Owens Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the city's first water rate increase in two years Tuesday, calling for a 5.3% increase for most residents. Mayor Tom Bradley is expected to approve the new rate, which would take effect Nov. 15. The average monthly residential bill will increase by 87 cents, from $17.33 to $18.20, based on 1,800 cubic feet of water used. Officials emphasized that the city's rates are substantially lower than many other California communities. A 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley's decision to impose water rationing this year was driven more by fear about supplies in 1991 than about any shortages this summer, city water officials and aides to the mayor said Thursday. According to city engineers, there is enough water to satisfy projected demands through the end of the year without any conservation, let alone rationing. The Department of Water and Power projects that the city will require about 710,000 acre-feet of water this year.
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Central Valley farmers and some Northern California cities served by federal water projects are being told their deliveries will be cut by up to 50%, a move that could put some farmers out of business and lead to water rationing in urban areas, federal officials said Saturday.
NEWS
September 24, 1989 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Tourists come and go from the homey Mono Lake visitor center and store here on the west shore without having any hint of the sophisticated public relations war being waged on Los Angeles in the cluttered back rooms. A staff of eight--backed by computers, fax machines and a yearly budget of $700,000, plus a Yale-educated director and five more operatives in Los Angeles--alerts the world to any threats against the bright blue saline lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1995
Thanks to an abundant snowmelt in the eastern Sierra, Los Angeles residents who use water wisely will receive an 8% decrease in water bills beginning July 1, the Department of Water and Power announced Tuesday. Gerald Gewe, the DWP's water resources manager, said that a typical customer who spent $45.67 for water in July and August last summer can expect to pay $39.12 during the same period this year.
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