Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 7:21 am
As the state moves toward taxing marijuana growers for the first time, those same growers also are starting to face restrictions on water...
Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am
In Santa Monica, residents cut their water use by 20.7 percent in August, ahead of the 16 percent target imposed by the state and roughly on par with its 20 percent target.
Posted Jun. 17, 2015, 9:15 am
Spurred primarily by concerns about water use amid the extended drought, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday imposed a temporary ban on new or expanded vineyards a large swath of the northern Santa Monica Mountains.
Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:08 am
The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District will consider a proposal next week to add $350 million to its budget to provide rebates and incentives for Southland residents to remove water-guzzling turf and install low-water-use fixtures.
Posted May. 10, 2015, 9:23 am
The City of Santa Monica officially launched its campaign to help residents, visitors, and businesses save water on Saturday at the Santa Monica Festival, focusing on how to achieve the new water-saving goals.
Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 8:59 am
The guest speaker at last Friday’s April 17 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting enlightened the Rotarians on a hot topic: the state water crisis. Although the issue is consistently in the news, speaker Matthew Fienup, who holds a master’s degree in economics from UCSB and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in a relevant field, offered a unique mindset from the viewpoint of an economist.
Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:40 am
A lawn-owning, water-wasting consumer vs. a thirsty, angry crowd, and people pretending to recreate with water that’s not there, are the subjects of witty Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos that hit home with the public as the California drought heads into its fourth year.
Posted Apr. 14, 2015, 9:38 am
Water is on everyone's mind with the recent proclamation by the governor, a snow pack that is only five per cent of the normal average and reminders from every direction to cut back.
Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:59 am
In January 2015, the Santa Monica City Council adopted an updated Water Shortage Response Plan and re-declared a stage two water supply shortage, requiring mandatory conservation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Jun. 25, 2013, 10:54 am
Planning on heading out onto the Santa Monica Bay this weekend for some boating?
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...