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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Op-Ed: Bracing for the water shortages to come

    This past sunny, hot weekend, thousands of Angelenos took to the mountains and beaches for hiking, biking, rollerblading and jogging. Many of these people likely had a moment when they looked around with a smile and thought, wow, what a life we live here, how lucky we are, compared to the unlucky folk of the East Coast, where they are inundated with one cold winter storm after another, have to shovel snow from their driveways daily, and dress in half a dozen layers while we go outdoors in tank-tops and shorts.
  • To fight drought, Burbank reuses pool water

    Burbank’s McCambridge Pool is closed for winter, as it usually is when the summer swim season ends. As usual, the water’s been drained away to make way for maintenance work and painting, but this year something’s different. Rather...

    Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions

    Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions
    Due to the ongoing drought, Burbank residents are restricted in their outdoor watering to only one day a week through April, but residents have complained about the limits. The City Council took a second look at its mandatory water conservation efforts...

    Letter: Online plan would save more water

    Letter: Online plan would save more water
    Re: “Residents ask officials to water down restrictions, Nov. 8. At the Nov. 4 council meeting, all the council members except Mayor Gordon voted to confirm the BWP’s one-day-per-week “winter” landscape-watering plan. Watering...

    City Council approves two measures to address drought

    City Council approves two measures to address drought
    Before Southern California was drenched with much-needed rain, the Burbank City Council last week approved two measures intended to help residents conserve water amid the state’s ongoing drought. The council voted to expand Burbank Water and Power&...