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July 30, 2002
Tim Willert A controversial project being considered by the Metropolitan Water District to store excess water from the Colorado River in the California desert could have far-reaching effects on Glendale's water supply, officials said. The City Council will take a closer look tonight at the proposed Cadiz Groundwater Storage project, which has raised financial and environmental concerns because the district's potential partner is a private company.
NEWS
January 28, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale officials are backing Proposition 13 to help ensure the city's supply of water in the future. The City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday urging voters to approve the measure that would issue $1.97 billion in bonds for water development projects in the state. The election will be held March 7. Glendale won't get any state funds from the bond sale, but would benefit from increasing water supplies in California. The city relies on water from the Colorado River and Northern California.
NEWS
By Herbert Molano | February 18, 2008
Regarding “Modern condo tower gets OK,” Wednesday: While Lake Mead is running dry, the Glendale City Council showered praises on several new developments without a drop of recognition for the water crisis declared with much fanfare last summer. On Tuesday, they had the opportunity, but none of the city councilmen gave any recognition to the water-shortage crisis we face. A recent scientific study found that in just 13 years the largest Colorado River reservoir will be rendered useless.
FEATURES
October 29, 2009
Polyanna. That’s what my friends called me. Every year I save and save to add more things to my Halloween display. I don’t have a lot of extra money, but it gives me such joy. Every year for nine years, people come and stand in front of my house and take pictures and laugh and talk to others on the street — it becomes a social place. Every year my friends help me put it up and take it down. They always say, “Aren’t you afraid someone will steal stuff?
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | April 6, 2007
LA CRESCENTA — A song-and-dance performance at Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday taught students about the long journey water takes to get to their faucets. Michael "Tuba" Heatherton and Joni Bovill — both educational performers in the Shows that Teach troupe — sang, danced and educated in front of a backdrop in two performances that students in grades 1 through 6 said were fun. "I think it was very entertaining, and it showed us the importance of not wasting water," said 9-year-old Tiffany Poblano, who found herself holding four buckets in front of the whole auditorium in the middle of the show, demonstrating the amount of water she would need just to travel to the nearest river to find water.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | September 16, 2009
NORTHRIDGE — Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian fired back Wednesday at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other critics of his legislation that would force utilities to produce a third of their energy from in-state renewable sources by 2020. Krekorian argued that the details of his bill, along with a package of other related bills, have been clouded with misinformation and would address the concerns of the governor and apprehensive power companies. Utilities, including Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water and Power, have worried that the bill would not allow them to count power used from green plants in other states toward the quotas, instead requiring them to invest in developing plants within California.
NEWS
By Zanku Armenian | June 30, 2011
A lot has changed in the last several years, with challenges to many key assumptions that have been around for generations. The impact of our current economy serves as a sorely needed wake-up call. As a country, our expectations for our lives are outstripping the ability to support such fantasies. I call it our “American-society bubble,” where we take for granted many foundational things in our society while most others in the world live with far less. For example, in his new book, “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water,” Charles Fishman writes that “the invisibility of water in our lives isn’t good for us and it isn’t good for water.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Longoria | January 11, 2008
Getting on board a gondola in Venice, setting sail on the Mediterranean Sea, or taking a trip down under to Australia might seem appealing as the winter months drag on even for those in sunny Southern California. The thought of traveling far from home to witness a portion of the world that’s only been heard of stirs many a soul with a bit of wanderlust.   For those of us on tightened budgets after the holidays, or a lack of vacation time readily available, Kiwanis Club of La Cañada’s Travelogue series offers a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds abroad without leaving the confines of La Cañada.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | June 12, 2008
GLENDALE — Droughtlike conditions throughout Southern California achieved a new level of importance Wednesday after the region’s main water supplier issued a declaration, asking local municipalities to step up their conservation efforts. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced a water supply alert that does not call for mandatory restrictions, but does ask cities to ratchet up its efforts to save water in the face of the dry conditions, spokesman Bob Muir said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2004
The one-time owners of a tiny eight-room motel on the banks of the Colorado River must be feeling a little like the Native Americans who sold Manhattan Island for, let's say, less than today's market value. Not that these motel owners were short-changed by visionary Don Laughlin - it's just that now, four decades later, Laughlin has parlayed that $235,000 investment into a big-time resort empire that so far has drawn eight other casino/hotels to his little stretch of the Colorado.
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By Zanku Armenian | June 30, 2011
A lot has changed in the last several years, with challenges to many key assumptions that have been around for generations. The impact of our current economy serves as a sorely needed wake-up call. As a country, our expectations for our lives are outstripping the ability to support such fantasies. I call it our “American-society bubble,” where we take for granted many foundational things in our society while most others in the world live with far less. For example, in his new book, “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water,” Charles Fishman writes that “the invisibility of water in our lives isn’t good for us and it isn’t good for water.
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FEATURES
October 29, 2009
Polyanna. That’s what my friends called me. Every year I save and save to add more things to my Halloween display. I don’t have a lot of extra money, but it gives me such joy. Every year for nine years, people come and stand in front of my house and take pictures and laugh and talk to others on the street — it becomes a social place. Every year my friends help me put it up and take it down. They always say, “Aren’t you afraid someone will steal stuff?
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | September 16, 2009
NORTHRIDGE — Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian fired back Wednesday at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other critics of his legislation that would force utilities to produce a third of their energy from in-state renewable sources by 2020. Krekorian argued that the details of his bill, along with a package of other related bills, have been clouded with misinformation and would address the concerns of the governor and apprehensive power companies. Utilities, including Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water and Power, have worried that the bill would not allow them to count power used from green plants in other states toward the quotas, instead requiring them to invest in developing plants within California.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | June 12, 2008
GLENDALE — Droughtlike conditions throughout Southern California achieved a new level of importance Wednesday after the region’s main water supplier issued a declaration, asking local municipalities to step up their conservation efforts. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced a water supply alert that does not call for mandatory restrictions, but does ask cities to ratchet up its efforts to save water in the face of the dry conditions, spokesman Bob Muir said.
NEWS
By Herbert Molano | February 18, 2008
Regarding “Modern condo tower gets OK,” Wednesday: While Lake Mead is running dry, the Glendale City Council showered praises on several new developments without a drop of recognition for the water crisis declared with much fanfare last summer. On Tuesday, they had the opportunity, but none of the city councilmen gave any recognition to the water-shortage crisis we face. A recent scientific study found that in just 13 years the largest Colorado River reservoir will be rendered useless.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Longoria | January 11, 2008
Getting on board a gondola in Venice, setting sail on the Mediterranean Sea, or taking a trip down under to Australia might seem appealing as the winter months drag on even for those in sunny Southern California. The thought of traveling far from home to witness a portion of the world that’s only been heard of stirs many a soul with a bit of wanderlust.   For those of us on tightened budgets after the holidays, or a lack of vacation time readily available, Kiwanis Club of La Cañada’s Travelogue series offers a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds abroad without leaving the confines of La Cañada.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | April 6, 2007
LA CRESCENTA — A song-and-dance performance at Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday taught students about the long journey water takes to get to their faucets. Michael "Tuba" Heatherton and Joni Bovill — both educational performers in the Shows that Teach troupe — sang, danced and educated in front of a backdrop in two performances that students in grades 1 through 6 said were fun. "I think it was very entertaining, and it showed us the importance of not wasting water," said 9-year-old Tiffany Poblano, who found herself holding four buckets in front of the whole auditorium in the middle of the show, demonstrating the amount of water she would need just to travel to the nearest river to find water.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2004
The one-time owners of a tiny eight-room motel on the banks of the Colorado River must be feeling a little like the Native Americans who sold Manhattan Island for, let's say, less than today's market value. Not that these motel owners were short-changed by visionary Don Laughlin - it's just that now, four decades later, Laughlin has parlayed that $235,000 investment into a big-time resort empire that so far has drawn eight other casino/hotels to his little stretch of the Colorado.
NEWS
July 30, 2002
Tim Willert A controversial project being considered by the Metropolitan Water District to store excess water from the Colorado River in the California desert could have far-reaching effects on Glendale's water supply, officials said. The City Council will take a closer look tonight at the proposed Cadiz Groundwater Storage project, which has raised financial and environmental concerns because the district's potential partner is a private company.
NEWS
January 28, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale officials are backing Proposition 13 to help ensure the city's supply of water in the future. The City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday urging voters to approve the measure that would issue $1.97 billion in bonds for water development projects in the state. The election will be held March 7. Glendale won't get any state funds from the bond sale, but would benefit from increasing water supplies in California. The city relies on water from the Colorado River and Northern California.
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