||Los Angeles Council approves water wheel on L.A. River||March 5, 2014 The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday gave its approval to build a 70-foot steel water wheel in the Los Angeles River north of downtown as both an art project and practical way to hydrate the area.
||For visitors to Pasadena, Calif., 5 great free things, from farmers markets to flea markets||February 28, 2014 Street-side viewing of the nationally televised annual New Year's Day Rose Parade isn't the only free thing to attract visitors to Pasadena, Calif., a mere 17 kilometres northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
||Crescenta Valley Water District offers rebates for water-saving efforts||February 27, 2014 It's part of an annual rebate program that comps CVWD customers $1 per square foot, up to 800 square feet, to replace turf with drought-tolerant and California native plants. This is on top of a $1 per-square-foot rebate being offered through the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, which has no cap.
||Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Confirms Marcie Edwards as LADWP General Manager||February 21, 2014 Marcie Edwards will be the first woman to run the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.
||When Los Angeles Abandoned its Mountain Frontier||February 20, 2014 The perilous escape from Mount Lowe that night was part of a gradual abandonment of extraordinary recreational and commercial ventures that had sprung up in the mountains of Los Angeles since the 1880s. The zealous spirit that had initially inspired these exploits and fostered them for nearly five decades was rooted in the tantalizing national myth of the vanishing frontier.
||Security Issues Hamper Public Opening of Ed P. Reyes River Greenway||February 19, 2014 Despite rumors that have alleged this project's unavailability to the public might be fallout from political rivalry between Council District 1 councilmember Gil Cedillo and his predecessor Ed Reyes, Deborah Deets from the Bureau of Sanitation's (BOS) Watershed Protection Division adamantly says this isn't true. Deets says the reason the greenway hasn't been open is because of a security issue.
||Jay Famiglietti's mission: to rescue us from our bad water habits||February 19, 2014 Patt Morrison asks Jay Famiglietti about the future of water in California.
||Water war boils down to farmers vs. fishermen||February 19, 2014 George Skelton of the LA Times talks sense about the realities of a drought and the characterization of California's water wars as a fight between farmers and fish.
||California Drought: Database shows big difference between water guzzlers and sippers||February 10, 2014 The historic drought is making average residents think twice every time they turn on the tap, despite the weekend rain. But there is nothing average about the way Californians consume water: A little-known state database that measures water use in every community shows huge -- sometimes shocking -- differences between California's water sippers and guzzlers.
||They're Getting It Right "Down Under" and the U.S. Should Follow Their Lead||February 7, 2014 Lisa Novick talks about finding native plants at Australian big box nurseries and the country's embrace of its native landscapes.
||Epic California Drought and Groundwater: Where Do We Go From Here?||February 4, 2014 UC Irvine professor Jay Familighetti presents some alarming analysis of groundwater levels in California based on satellite observation.
||California drought prompts first-ever 'zero water allocation'||January 31, 2014 Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. They also said they were cutting releases from large reservoirs in the northern part of the state to preserve supplies in the face of what could be the worst drought in modern California history.
||Parched: California's drought woes worsen||January 30, 2014 Nearly 9 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," officials reported Thursday, the first time since the measure has been kept that conditions have reached the highest level of alarm.
||Guest Column: The forest recovers from the ground up||January 29, 2014 Reg Green recounts the recovery of habitat and life post-Station Fire in the Arroyo Seco.
||Peering into the Chasm: ||January 27, 2014 The quickest way to lose Los Angeles is to slip into the canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains like the Arroyo Seco, and resorts in the early 20th century capitalized on that.
||Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River||January 25, 2014 A scientist walks down the ramp at the confluence of the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River and discovers the presence of small plastic beads that are not biodegradable in substantiall quanties in the river.
||Victorian Los Angeles by the Arroyo Seco||January 23, 2014 Squeezed between the glassy skyscrapers of Bunker Hill and the sleek modernist homes atop Hollywood Hills are blips of Los Angeles's pueblo and Victorian past, for those with eagle eyes. One of these spots lie along the Arroyo Seco just before it merges with the Los Angeles River.
||More Cities Bring Buried Streams Back To Life||January 21, 2014 "New urban waterways are making a come back. Cincinnati is following the lead of Seattle, Kalamazoo, Mich., and other cities by bringing back a buried stream that has been underground for a century. Uncovering these streams have environmental and economic benefits."
||Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy||January 20, 2014 - George Skelton proposes some water reforms as the proper response to California's drought.
||A smarter way to attack L.A.'s sediment problem||January 17, 2014 - Christle Balvin advocates a slow, ongoing program and a County task force on sediment as the smarter way to address LA County's massive sediment issue.
||As California Burns, Hot Dry Weather Predicted For Entirety of "Winter"||January 16, 2014 With 2013 already on record as the driest year in recorded California history, the exact last thing we need is another winter without rain and snow. But that's what 2014 is forecast to be, at least through the crucial January-May rainy season.
||Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States||January 6, 2014 - The New York Times features an ominous look at future supplies and reliability from the Colorado River.
||Behind the battle to preserve LA's historic Lummis Home||January 2, 2014 - How to save the Lummis Home? That's the question that Los Angeles and Arroyo Lovers are asking about El Alisal, the wonderful home of pioneer Charles Lummis on the banks of the Arroyo at Avenue 43.
||City officials and local residents join forces against sediment removal plans for Devils Gate Dam||January 2, 2014 - Local officials and residents are voicing strong objections to key elements of a Los Angeles County plan to remove massive quantities of sediment from behind Devil's Gate Dam in Hahamongna Watershed Park.
||California drought deepens as another year's rains stay away||December 29, 2013 - California is dry, dry, dry. In the middle of winter, only scattered showers have blessed the parched state with much-needed rainfall.
||Highland Parks historic Lummis Home looking for a new tenant||December 17, 2013 - El Alisal, the historic home of Charles Lummis, needs a new tenant. Los Angeles Recreation and Parks has put out a request for proposals seeking a non-profit to manage and operate the site on the banks of the Arroyo at Avenue 43.
||Pasadena Officials Express Concern Over Devil's Gate Proposal||December 17, 2013 - The Pasadena City Council took a tough stance last night in responding to LA County's Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Devil's Gate Sediment Removal and Management Program in Hahamongna Watershed park.
||Plan for Revitalized Southwest Museum to Anchor Cultural-Economic Development||December 11, 2013 -- The Coalition today released a viable plan to preserve, modernize and expand the Southwest Museum, to make it a fully-functioning museum - and make it the anchor and engine for the cultural and economic development of the vibrant, multi-ethnic Arroyo Seco communities of Mt. Washington, Sycamore Terrace, Highland Park and Montecito Heights.
||Letter: Sediment removal project too large||December 11, 2013 - Mary Barrie writes a letter to the La Canada Valley Sun expressing her concerns about the County's sediment removal program for Hahamongna.
||Devil's Gate Dam sediment project isn't settling well for residents||December 4, 2013 - Local residents came to the La Caρada Flintridge City Council study session on the County's sediment program in Hahamongna Watershed Park and raised major concerns.
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