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High Surf Damages Seal Beach Seaside Homes, Floods Boardwalk

Crews Wednesday were cleaning up and preparing for high tide after a large surge overnight brought two to three feet of standing water to the Seal Beach boardwalk.

CBS2 / KCAL9–1 hour ago

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DWP Boosts Staffing To Educate LA Water Wasters

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is stepping up enforcement efforts to promote water conservation during the statewide drought.

08/19/2014

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Cleanup Of Polluted Wells Could Be Key To Water Recycling

A Southland lawmaker and utility officials held a “water summit” Friday to encourage voters to approve a $7.5 billion bond measure on the ballot in November.

08/15/2014

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‘Fracking’ Opponents Renew Calls For Moratorium Amid Drought

Southland activists and California climate and water experts Wednesday called for officials to impose a moratorium on a controversial natural gas extraction method due to the statewide drought.

08/13/2014

A look inside the old water main pipe that busted on Sunset Blvd by UCLA. (Photo credit: Margaret Carrero)

LA Mayor Heads For Sacramento In Push For Water Bond, Film Tax Credits

Mayor Eric Garcetti will be in Sacramento Wednesday ahead of vote by state lawmakers to overhaul an $11 billion water bond.

08/13/2014

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Long Beach Cuts Water Use To Lowest Level In Over Half A Century

As much of the Southland struggles to curb water waste amid a statewide drought, Long Beach is set to make history for some of its lowest water usage in nearly 60 years.

08/12/2014

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What Drought? Petition Blasts Proposed 1,000-Foot Water Slide In Downtown LA

Opponents of a proposed water slide event are calling on city officials to reconsider their plans in the face of the ongoing statewide drought.

08/11/2014

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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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OC Officials Turn To Mosquito-Eating Fish To Stem West Nile Threat

As the Southland struggles under drought conditions, officials Thursday gave the public yet another reason not to let water run into the gutter: West Nile Virus.

08/07/2014

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Arcadia City Council To Vote On Tightening Water Restrictions

KCAL9’s Adrianna weingold reports the city council plans to vote on a measure Tuesday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2014

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‘Lawn Dude’ Billboards Aimed At Promoting Water-Conservation Efforts

Southern California water officials have a new spokesperson to promote water-conservation efforts – and he’s got an attitude.

08/01/2014

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KCAL9’s Kaj Goldberg Rides Along With ‘Water Conservation Cops’ In Pasadena

Wendy De Leon, with Pasadena Water and Power, is a searching for any resident wasting water, with mandatory statewide restrictions on outdoor watering scheduled to effect Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2014

California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

58 Percent Of California In Highest Drought Rank

That ranking Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor marks a 22-percent, one-week jump in California territory suffering what monitors call “exceptional drought.”

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Business Impact

Dealing with the epic drought is a challenge on many levels.

07/31/2014

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Running on Empty: Our Epic Drought

California is at a “tipping point,” say leading climatologists, as a historic drought enters its fourth year with no end in sight.

07/31/2014

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