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California's drought plus El Niño increase the threat of a muddy disaster

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Tue, 12/29/2015 (All day)

An intense October rainstorm that pounded the Grapevine's barren hillsides offered a sober preview of what El Niño might unleash in the rest of drought-stricken Southern California.

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In Porter Ranch, ongoing gas leak seeps the joy out of Christmas

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Tue, 12/29/2015 (All day)

Signs of Christmas along Danielle Rabadi's eerily quiet street have made her wistful for noel parties she has enjoyed in the Porter Ranch neighborhood, with families and neighbors sharing dinner tables and gifts.

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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announces support for higher water rates

Published: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 (All day)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced his support for a plan that would raise city water rates by about 4.7% each year over the next five years.

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State's biggest desal plant to open: What it means

Published: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 (All day)

Poseidon Water’s desalination plant in Carlsbad is poised to begin regular operations within days — decades after water officials first considered harvesting drinking water from the sea and 14 years after they formally took the first steps toward its construction.

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DWP board approves water rate hike to fix aging pipes

Published: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 (All day)

The board that oversees the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Tuesday approved the utility’s plan to increase water rates about 4.7% each year over the next five years.