HOME & GARDEN
May 14, 2010
Re "Venice's Green Cube" from April 24: Since when is almost 3,800 square feet of house for two adults and two small children in any way "green"? As a 20-year Venice resident, I have seen so many of the small, charming houses get transformed into monstrous three-story rectangles, inhibiting the privacy and sunshine of neighbors. This "green cube" is no exception. A nod to being "green" (and all of its cultural currency) is no excuse for overbuilding in a neighborhood with some of the smallest lot sizes in L.A. Not impressed.
February 16, 2008 |
Federal officials plan to pump from the water table near a blocked mine drainage tunnel to ease pressure from more than a billion gallons of trapped water that locals fear could cascade through the historic mining town of Leadville. Pumps will be installed at an abandoned mine shaft next week, Lake County Commissioner Carl Schaefer said. The move will give federal officials time to work on a plan to drill into the damaged tunnel, then pump backed-up contaminated water to a treatment plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2007 |
A Bay Area environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Southern California Gas Co. operations near Marina del Rey are polluting a local water table. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, charges that the utility is in violation of Proposition 65, which prohibits discharge or release of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.
June 22, 2005
Re "Houseboat Heaven: Flush It," Opinion, June 19: So the Colorado River is drying up? That makes it a harbinger of our planet-wide legacy to the future. Cancerous population growth has outstripped Earth's resources. That should not come as a surprise, as we have long known that we cannot replace what we are destroying. Time is no longer on our side. Progress has become a lie. Consumption rather than production has become the driving force. It need not have been so. Rex Styzens Long Beach I own a 60-foot houseboat on Lake Powell.
October 25, 2002 |
The clients, from Phoenix, had dreamed of a house on the water in Coronado, the "island" that lies across a graceful arc of bridge spanning San Diego Bay. Surrounded on three sides by glimmering blue bays and the Pacific Ocean, the seductive 13.5-square-mile city of Coronado is connected to the mainland by only a narrow, silvery spit of sand. Real estate in this exclusive enclave sells for more per square foot than almost anywhere else in California, and rarely comes on the market.
July 28, 2002 |
Abdul Baqi says the "flower" is very difficult to find these days, its life-bearing "root" buried deep beneath the harsh sands and dry, packed earth. That flower is the moisture that seeps from the upper layers of the water table, the 27-year-old well-driller explains. The root is the deeper, water-rich layer. Afghanistan's worst drought in three decades has begun its fourth year. The lack of water has withered farms famous for raisins and pomegranates and devastated herds of nomadic tribes.