“In one of his earliest boyhood memories, Dion Neutra walked out the front door of his family’s Silver Lake home and down to the water’s edge. …
“But over the next eight decades, the architect — who trained under his father, Richard Neutra, a master of Modernism who lived and worked out of Silver Lake — watched as the water he loved began to change. It was drained several times and its shoreline pushed back.
“Valley state Sens. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, and Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, announced Thursday new legislation to put a water bond on the November ballot in an effort to improve California’s water system.”
“More than 1,900 acres of the retired Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine have been cleaned up and removed from the list of the nation’s most hazardous sites after more than two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.”
“Gov. Brown said today that California, facing an unprecedented drought, needs to “make investments in safe drinking water” and that “recycling, expanded storage and serious groundwater management must all be part of the mix.” But the governor did not endorse multibillion-dollar bond plans to build water infrastructure projects.”
“For many users and advocates of marijuana, the boom in the West Coast growing industry may be all good and groovy. But in California, critics say the recent explosion of the marijuana industry along the state’s North Coast — a region called the ‘emerald triangle’ — could put a permanent buzz kill on struggling salmon populations.
“In the decades-long saga of the world’s largest contaminated underground water plume, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the residents of Hinkley have never been so united for a goal: hiring U.S. Geological Survey Scientist John Izbicki.”
“Riverside County supervisors this week authorized the Department of Environmental Health to proceed with arranging for two local water agencies to service customers of a utility that, officials say, has failed to supply safe drinking water.”