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LA Mayor Applauds Residents For Helping To Curb Water Usage

Los Angeles and other California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.

08/27/2015

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Drought-Plagued California Readies For El Niño Storms

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.

08/25/2015

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Lake Elsinore Man May Lose Hand After Attempting To Take Selfie With Rattlesnake

A Lake Elsinore man was bitten by a rattlesnake Monday as he picked it up and attempted to take a selfie.

08/25/2015

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Westwood Middle School’s New Grass Lawn Outrages Neighbors

Neighbors of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School in Westwood are outraged that the school has recently installed lush, green grass – in the midst of a historic drought.

08/24/2015

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California Drought May Exacerbate Wildlife-Human Encounters

The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California’s drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.

08/22/2015

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Study Sees Wildlife Dying, Bigger Brush Fires If Drought Continues

A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California nonprofit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state’s driest four years on record stretches further into the future.

08/20/2015

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Woman Bit By Rattlesnake In Bathroom Of Orange County Home

A 66-year-old woman was hospitalized Tuesday night after she was bit in her own bathroom by a rattlesnake.

08/19/2015

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NASA Report Finds Excessive Groundwater Pumping May Be Sinking California

Scientists say some areas in California’s Central Valley are sinking nearly two inches every month due to massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought.

08/19/2015

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UC Study Finds $2.7 Billion Drained From Calif. Economy During Drought

A statewide drought has drained $2.7 billion from California’s economy, University of California researchers announced Tuesday.

08/18/2015

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Forecasters Warn Of Potential ‘Godzilla El Niño’

Forecasters are warning the Southland could be hit by what could be the strongest El Niño season on record later this year.

08/13/2015

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California Approves Strict Water Standards For Showerheads

California officials launched two initiatives Wednesday to boost residential water conservation: The nation’s toughest water efficiency standards for showerheads and a $30 million rebate program to rip out grass lawns and replace old toilets.

08/12/2015

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Lawn Replacement Rebate Information Could Be Made Public

Los Angeles homeowners and businesses who have received subsidies to replace their lawns with drought-resistant turf and plants could have their names, addresses and the size of their rebates made public, depending on the outcome of a hearing tomorrow in Los Angeles Superior Court that pits two major water agencies against one another.

08/05/2015

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Laguna Lifts City Ban On New Pool Constructions In City

A ban has been put in place in Laguna Beach on all new pool construction due to the drought, meaning homeowners looking to beat the heat with a new pool are out of luck.

08/04/2015

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Drought-Resistant Turf Costing Some Glendale Business Owners

The transition to drought-resistant plants may be bringing in less green to some local businesses in one Glendale neighborhood.

08/03/2015

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California Launches Website Where People Can Snitch On Water Wasters

California has multiple restrictions on water use, including banning washing cars with hoses that don’t shut off and restricting lawn-watering within two days of rainfall. But enforcement varies widely across the parched state.

07/31/2015

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