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Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Water

Confusion Sets In Over California Ground Water Law

Posted Mar. 15, 2015, 8:46 am

It’s beginning to look like the hosannas that greeted California’s first-ever groundwater regulation law were a tad premature when it passed late last summer.

Santa Monica residents will face a price hike in their water bills from March 1.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Water

Santa Monica Water Rates Approved At Nine Percent Hike For Five Years

Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:23 am

Santa Monica residents will face a nine percent price hike in their water bills from March 1, with a possible nine percent increase each year, for five years.

Santa Monicans face big fines for water overuse under new citywide water-reduction policies that will go into effect April.

News, City Council, Environment, Santa Monica, Water

Stiff Penalties To Trickle Down For Water Overuse In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:19 am

Fines of up to $10,000 could face Santa Monicans who don’t toe the water-reduction line following Tuesday night’s City Council meeting where new citywide water-reduction policies were adopted.

News, Santa Monica, Water, City Hall

Santa Monica Water Rate Hike Up To 70 Percent Over Five Years

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:34 am

Water is fast becoming an expensive commodity. Santa Monica residents are in for a sharp increase in their utility bills with a rapid rise in water rates scheduled to combat associated rising costs in water provision.

News, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Water

Board Of Supervisors Approve Water Rate Increase For Marina del Rey, Malibu

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:29 am

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved five years of water rate increases for Marina del Rey, Malibu and areas of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys.

News, City Council, Environment, Santa Monica, Water

Santa Monica City Council Dedicates $400K To Water Incentives, Conservation

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:47 am

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night advanced the City’s call for immediate water conservation and dedicated an additional $400,000 towards incentive and conservation programs.

Crews continue the cleanup of thousands of dead fish in Marina del Rey.

News, Environment, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Water

Marina del Rey Dead Fish Cleanup Continues

Posted May. 22, 2014, 8:01 am

Crews continued working to remove thousands of dead fish from a section of Marina del Rey, saying other marine life will be endangered as long as the decaying fish remain in the water.

News, Police Department, Water

Operation Dry Water To Take Place This Weekend In Santa Monica Bay

Posted Jun. 25, 2013, 10:54 am

Planning on heading out onto the Santa Monica Bay this weekend for some boating?

The 48th annual Sunset Series set sail in Marina Del Rey on Wednesday. The Series will continue each Wednesday through Sept. 5.

Sports, Marina Del Rey, Water

Sunset Racing Series Underway

Posted Apr. 16, 2012, 8:49 am

It was "Anchors Away!" at the California Yacht Club as 58 boats set sail in the 48th annual Sunset Series in Marina Del Rey on Wednesday. Th...

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Water

Santa Monica Does Not Want Outside Water

Posted Apr. 10, 2012, 2:24 am

As part of its consent calendar on March 27, Santa Monica City Council members adopted the development of a Sustainable Water Master Plan (SWMP) se...

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