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Long Beach Residents Complain Of Foul Odor In Tap Water

Residents in Long Beach are complaining of a foul odor coming from their water.

05/05/2015

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Regulators: California Fell Far Short Of Water-Saving Target

Brown has argued that the voluntary targets in place since early 2014 were insufficient and that Californians needed a jolt to take conservation seriously.

05/05/2015

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Officials Mark 100th Anniversary Of LA County Flood Control District

With a whoosh and a cloud of mist, millions of gallons of water were released into the San Gabriel River Friday.

05/01/2015

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State Of The Air Report: Southern California Tops List Of Most Polluted Air In The Country

For the second year in a row, Southern California has topped the list for the most polluted air in the country, according to a new report released Wednesday.

04/29/2015

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Gov. Brown Proposes $10,000 Fine For Worst Water Wasters

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water as California cities try to meet mandatory conservation targets during the drought.

04/28/2015

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California Drought Water-Reduction Mandates Set For Revision

State water regulators are set to release on Tuesday an updated plan for conservation during the drought after their previous water-use reduction targets have come under fire from some local water departments.

04/28/2015

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California Government Says It’s Meeting Water-Saving Goal

California’s state government reported meeting its own overall water conservation goal for 2014, though data released Wednesday showed half the agencies fell short of the 20 percent target while the drought worsened.

04/22/2015

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Beverly Hills Bans Residents From Filling New Swimming Pools

Residents living in California’s most famous zip code will no longer be allowed to fill new swimming pools and could face $1,000 fines for water violations.

04/22/2015

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Some Landlords In L.A. Want Tenants To Pay Water Bill In Exchange For Reduced Rent

Some landlords in Los Angeles are proposing a new way to conserve water: have tenants in rent-controlled buildings pay their own water bill.

04/21/2015

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Ruling Against Tiered Water Rates Puts ‘Straitjacket’ On Local Government, Brown Says

A California appeals court has ruled that San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water-rates are unconstitutional.

04/20/2015

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State Water Board Lowers Cutback Requirement For LA

Water customers in Los Angeles will still be required to cut back their usage, but the target was lowered by the State Water Board on Saturday.

04/18/2015

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Agency To Update Drought Plan Mandating Water Cuts In Cities

California water regulators are postponing release of a new plan to get cities to reduce water use by as much as a third.

04/17/2015

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Water District In Camarillo Opens $10 Million Plant That Will Turn Saltwater Into Drinking Water

A small water district in Ventura County is taking big steps to help with the state’s drought emergency by turning saltwater into drinking water.

04/17/2015

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Compton Official Warns Water Usage Penalties Could Sink Lower-Income Families

Officials in Compton and other lower-income cities are warning that residents may be unable to bear any additional financial burden imposed by mandatory water restrictions.

04/16/2015

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Agencies Get Up To Speed On Latest Firefighting Aircraft

With more frequent red flag alerts combined with Southern California’s extreme drought conditions, state and federal agencies are getting up to speed on the latest firefighting aircraft.

04/15/2015

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