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By Mary O’Keefe | May 14, 2009
La Cañada water companies are working on what steps they will ask their customers to take to meet the new water rationing ruling from Foothill Municipal Water District and Metropolitan Water District. At the end of April, FMWD board of directors voted unanimously to approved resolution adopting conservation plan and move to a Stage 4, a reduction in allocation of imported water. Metropolitan Water supplies water to FMWD, which in turn supplies water to other agencies serving the Foothills, Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation, Valley Water and Mesa Crest Water Company.
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By Steven E. Brown | December 28, 2006
The Word Rationing Bill of 2006, which restricts the usage of words in documents, was attached to the final bill passed at 3 a.m. on the last day of Congress, and it has some La Cañada residents concerned. The bill was passed because, with fewer people completing high school, this was seen as giving everyone a better chance at understanding documents by limiting word use. However, it appears that some professions are affected by the word rationing more than others. Screenwriters, quite a few of whom live in LCF, are not that affected.
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By Ruth Longoria | May 22, 2008
It has been said that desperate times call for desperate measures and recent cuts in water supplies means residents of La Cañada Flintridge and the Crescenta Valley are being asked by folks in the water industry to use some ?extraordinary conservation measures? to battle the impending water shortage. This despite recent water rate hikes and the new tiered rate structure for Crescenta Valley Water District customers. A letter is expected to be mailed out in coming weeks to all Foothill Municipal Water District customers to let customers know of the challenge being faced due to record low hydrologic conditions and the recent federal Delta Smelt ruling that restricts pumping operations.
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July 2, 2009
Letters to the Editor Water rationing information offered In an effort to keep everyone in the Crescenta Valley Water District (which serves a portion of La Cañada Flintridge) and others in the greater Crescenta Valley abreast of changes regarding water conservation, I’d like to alert you about the five stages designated for water conservation. These stages are posted at CVWD message placards located throughout our area and displayed prominently at the district office.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | August 25, 2012
Local water officials continue to push clients to use water conservation measures, offering an array of rebates to residents who upgrade fixtures and appliances or replace grassy lawns with less thirsty plants. The Foothill Municipal Water District is offering rebates to homeowners who place barrels under drain spouts to catch rain water for irrigation, install efficient lawn sprinklers and switch to low-flow toilets and washers, as well as to those who get rid of their turf. Nina Jazmadarian, Foothill's general manager, said the turf rebate has proven popular in La Cañada, with the utility using more than $25,000 in rebate set-asides last year and expecting to do the same this year.
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By Carol Cormaci | April 16, 2009
As though we La Cañadans haven’t been tested enough recently. Our investments have been tanking, our incomes shrinking and we’ve had runaway trucks hurtling into our town with disastrous results. It seems like the only thing we’ve dodged — so far — is an attack by Somali pirates. Now we learn our water supplies will be curtailed and we’ll pay more for what we do use, even as our lush gardens turn brown. I learned this first thing yesterday morning, after I started brewing eight cups of coffee, stumbled past our little pond, dodged spray from our frontyard sprinkler and picked up one of my two morning newspapers, the Pasadena Star-News, where a front page headline in huge type read: “MWD approves water rationing.
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By Ruth Longoria | March 12, 2009
As we head into spring and ultimately the dry weather of summer, local water authorities hope a new style of water conservation signs will bring increased awareness to residents? extraordinary need to conserve water. Signs went up around La Cañada in the past week, which show a new coding system to let people know how desperate the water situation may be. This week, the sign in front of the La Cañada Union 76 shows a water drop inside a bright yellow box, with ? in small lettering inside the water drop ?
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June 19, 2008
Water supply alert declared here The Foothill Family of Water Agencies, serving local communities, including La Cañada Flintridge, is urging residents to take extraordinary steps to limit water use. Foothill Municipal Water District Director Robert Gomperz stated, “More than 50% of the water use within the service area is for outdoor purposes. There are some easy steps that consumers can take to conserve water.” What residents can do: water only before 8 a.m. to reduce evaporation; install a smart sprinkler; use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks; check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads; install pool covers and limit use of misting devices; and use organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
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January 17, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state on Friday, emphasizing what area water experts have warned locals about.  Brown's announcement comes as state reservoirs reach critically low levels and cities across the state have instituted water-rationing measures, the Los Angeles Times reports . Speaking at a San Francisco news conference, Brown also called on "all citizens" to cut back "at least 20% of their water...
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 14, 2009
La Cañada water companies are working on what steps they will ask their customers to take to meet the new water rationing ruling from Foothill Municipal Water District and Metropolitan Water District. At the end of April, FMWD board of directors voted unanimously to approved resolution adopting conservation plan and move to a Stage 4, a reduction in allocation of imported water. Metropolitan Water supplies water to FMWD, which in turn supplies water to other agencies serving the Foothills, Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation, Valley Water and Mesa Crest Water Company.
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By Ruth Longoria | May 22, 2008
It has been said that desperate times call for desperate measures and recent cuts in water supplies means residents of La Cañada Flintridge and the Crescenta Valley are being asked by folks in the water industry to use some ?extraordinary conservation measures? to battle the impending water shortage. This despite recent water rate hikes and the new tiered rate structure for Crescenta Valley Water District customers. A letter is expected to be mailed out in coming weeks to all Foothill Municipal Water District customers to let customers know of the challenge being faced due to record low hydrologic conditions and the recent federal Delta Smelt ruling that restricts pumping operations.
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By Steven E. Brown | December 28, 2006
The Word Rationing Bill of 2006, which restricts the usage of words in documents, was attached to the final bill passed at 3 a.m. on the last day of Congress, and it has some La Cañada residents concerned. The bill was passed because, with fewer people completing high school, this was seen as giving everyone a better chance at understanding documents by limiting word use. However, it appears that some professions are affected by the word rationing more than others. Screenwriters, quite a few of whom live in LCF, are not that affected.
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