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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge residents and businesses, along with their counterparts in neighboring communities, are banned from using outdoor irrigation Thursday through Feb. 28, as the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California upgrades a pipeline that's more than 70 years old. All landscape watering is included in the ban, whether it's delivered by sprinklers, drip systems or hand. Residents are also asked to refrain from activities such as washing cars and filling swimming pools.
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September 10, 2009
Water conservation rebates offered With landscape irrigation being the largest use of water within the city, Foothill Municipal Water District officials announced they will double rebates offered by the Metropolitan Water District on certain irrigation controllers and the replacement of landscaped areas with synthetic turf. SoCalWaterSmart, a rebate program that was suspended when it ran out of funding, is being relaunched beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 21. FMWD has $22,500 available for this program, so rebates will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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By Joe Piasecki | June 17, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge resident Diana Schulz, CEO of the water-conservation technology company Cyber Rain, will receive a Women in Business award next month from the area’s state representatives in recognition of her company’s positive impact on the environment. State Assembly members Anthony Portantino (D - La Cañada) and Mike Gatto (D - Silver Lake) joined state Sen. Carol Liu (D - La Cañada) to recognize Schulz and 20 other businesswomen in their districts as role models.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2009
BOOK READINGS & SIGNINGS Colin Legerton — Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Book-signing and discussion with Colin Legerton on his book “Invisible China.” This is the story of China’s hidden minorities and their complex position in Chinese society. It took 14,000 miles into the farthest reaches of China to be able to tell this story. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge. For information call (818) 790-0717 or go online to www.flintridgebooks.
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By Mary O’Keefe Valley Sun | August 10, 2007
Three people have filed to run for the three seats on the board of director for La Canada Irrigation. Daniel MacKenzie, Robert Wallace and Anthony Angelica, all incumbents, are running unopposed for the three available seats. ?The importance [of being on the board] is the concern over the use of water in our area,? MacKenzie said. MacKenzie is retired from the construction business and understands the demands of the larger homes that are being built. ?These larger homes requires more and more water use,?
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Officials at Descanso Gardens gave Metropolitan Water District a look under the hood Friday morning, participating in a free irrigation survey designed to pinpoint spots where water efficiency upgrades could be made. The audit is a service MWD offers at no cost to larger, nonresidential entities that maintain at least one acre of irrigation within the Metropolitan Water District's 5,200-square-mile service area. Descanso has about 80 acres of cultivated, irrigated garden space. During the three-hour audit, Gregg Roesnik, a San Diego-based certified landscape irrigation auditor contracted by MWD, examined various systems throughout the garden, reading meters and taking notes on his observations.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 6, 2011
Local water agencies give credit to wet weather and genuine conservation efforts by many La Cañada Flintridge residents for significantly reducing water usage throughout the city during a recent 10-day cutoff of imported water supply. The temporary closure of a Metropolitan Water District treatment plant for repairs prompted a voluntary ban on outdoor watering from March 18 to March 28. During that time, demand for water fell 20% to 30% throughout the city — meaning a lot of residents did refrain from irrigating lawns and gardens, which accounts for the majority of the city’s water use. Local water officials also admit luck had a lot to do with it. As if on cue, rain clouds and cooler temperatures fell upon the city shortly after the call for conservation began, eliminating much of the temptation for residents to sneak a few gallons for roses and other water-thirsty plants.
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January 18, 2007
The dirt is still flying at the La Cañada United Methodist Church. The church is in Phase II of a three-phase construction program. Currently, the parking lot is being reconfigured and improved with new lighting, and the parking lot blacktop is anticipated for February. New, safer driveways are also planned. The new sewer and drainage systems were recently completed. Phase III will see full landscaping and irrigation of the property. Visitors are welcome to worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Rob Calderhead at 472-5264.
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November 27, 2013
The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club's golf course is poised to get a makeover. During the 2009 Station fire, water was used to douse flames and the golf course's irrigation system was damaged. Now, the club plans to install a computer-controlled irrigation system. Last week, the club kicked off the renovation with a groundbreaking ceremony. “I look forward to ushering in a new era of golf at La Cañada Flintridge,” Randy Dreyfuss, club president, said in a statement.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 21, 2011
The La Cañada Irrigation District is in hot water with a local resident over its refusal to offer flow tests that provide pressure data. Because of a state fire code change at the start of the year, John Caire, a Lombardy Drive property owner, needs a water availability statement for the fire hydrants near his home in order to get a building permit for a proposed remodel. This data is typically obtained through a fire flow test, in which an engineer opens up a hydrant and uses a flow meter to measure the rate and pressure of the water available.
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By Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Officials at Descanso Gardens gave Metropolitan Water District a look under the hood Friday morning, participating in a free irrigation survey designed to pinpoint spots where water efficiency upgrades could be made. The audit is a service MWD offers at no cost to larger, nonresidential entities that maintain at least one acre of irrigation within the Metropolitan Water District's 5,200-square-mile service area. Descanso has about 80 acres of cultivated, irrigated garden space. During the three-hour audit, Gregg Roesnik, a San Diego-based certified landscape irrigation auditor contracted by MWD, examined various systems throughout the garden, reading meters and taking notes on his observations.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge residents and businesses, along with their counterparts in neighboring communities, are banned from using outdoor irrigation Thursday through Feb. 28, as the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California upgrades a pipeline that's more than 70 years old. All landscape watering is included in the ban, whether it's delivered by sprinklers, drip systems or hand. Residents are also asked to refrain from activities such as washing cars and filling swimming pools.
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By Joe Piasecki | June 17, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge resident Diana Schulz, CEO of the water-conservation technology company Cyber Rain, will receive a Women in Business award next month from the area’s state representatives in recognition of her company’s positive impact on the environment. State Assembly members Anthony Portantino (D - La Cañada) and Mike Gatto (D - Silver Lake) joined state Sen. Carol Liu (D - La Cañada) to recognize Schulz and 20 other businesswomen in their districts as role models.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 6, 2011
Local water agencies give credit to wet weather and genuine conservation efforts by many La Cañada Flintridge residents for significantly reducing water usage throughout the city during a recent 10-day cutoff of imported water supply. The temporary closure of a Metropolitan Water District treatment plant for repairs prompted a voluntary ban on outdoor watering from March 18 to March 28. During that time, demand for water fell 20% to 30% throughout the city — meaning a lot of residents did refrain from irrigating lawns and gardens, which accounts for the majority of the city’s water use. Local water officials also admit luck had a lot to do with it. As if on cue, rain clouds and cooler temperatures fell upon the city shortly after the call for conservation began, eliminating much of the temptation for residents to sneak a few gallons for roses and other water-thirsty plants.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
Water conservation rebates offered With landscape irrigation being the largest use of water within the city, Foothill Municipal Water District officials announced they will double rebates offered by the Metropolitan Water District on certain irrigation controllers and the replacement of landscaped areas with synthetic turf. SoCalWaterSmart, a rebate program that was suspended when it ran out of funding, is being relaunched beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 21. FMWD has $22,500 available for this program, so rebates will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2009
BOOK READINGS & SIGNINGS Colin Legerton — Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Book-signing and discussion with Colin Legerton on his book “Invisible China.” This is the story of China’s hidden minorities and their complex position in Chinese society. It took 14,000 miles into the farthest reaches of China to be able to tell this story. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge. For information call (818) 790-0717 or go online to www.flintridgebooks.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe Valley Sun | August 10, 2007
Three people have filed to run for the three seats on the board of director for La Canada Irrigation. Daniel MacKenzie, Robert Wallace and Anthony Angelica, all incumbents, are running unopposed for the three available seats. ?The importance [of being on the board] is the concern over the use of water in our area,? MacKenzie said. MacKenzie is retired from the construction business and understands the demands of the larger homes that are being built. ?These larger homes requires more and more water use,?
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