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March 16, 2015 - Essential Water

Good morning. It is Monday, Mar 16. Mayor Eric Garcetti will be in Washington, D.C. currently to accommodate with lawmakers about trade, travel and infrastructure. Here’s what else is function currently in a Golden State:


Exide’s story of violations

The state Department of Toxic Substances Control knew for years that a Vernon-based Exide plant was violating environmental laws though it usually recently took any stairs to close down a operation. That’s led some to doubt either a dialect is doing adequate to scrupulously manage dangerous waste. L.A. Times

 ‘The Jinx’ lives adult to his name

New York genuine estate scion Robert Durst was arrested this weekend in tie with a 2000 murdering of crime author Susan Berman. At a time of her genocide 15 years ago, Berman was believed to have information about a disappearance of Durst’s wife. The box perceived renewed courtesy interjection to HBO’s documentary “The Jinx,” that focused on Durst and his tie to a contingent of murders. L.A. Times

Organizing at licence schools

Teachers during a largest licence propagandize in Los Angeles are holding stairs to organize. It’s environment adult a vital conflict between United Teachers Los Angeles and licence schools, that have traditionally hired staff who are not partial of a union. Nationwide, only 7% of licence schools were unionized as of 2012. L.A. Times



L.A. as a tech hub: While during the South by Southwest conference, Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched Los Angeles a approach some executives representation their start-ups. “You can’t means to not be in L.A. We have space, weather, diversity, embankment and creation on each singular block,” Garcetti said. Hollywood Reporter

Donations to a city campaign: Money plays a large purpose in politics and elections though what happens when that income comes in during a final minute, once electorate have already filled out their ballots? That happened in Los Angeles’ many new race. Forty percent of a income behind dual charter amendments that would pierce city elections came in on choosing day or one day later. L.A. Times



Diamonds are forever: Elizabeth Taylor’s  “Taj Mahal” solid is during a core of a brawl between Christie’s auction residence and a Taylor estate. The solid was sold to an unknown customer after a actress’ death. However, a customer after canceled a sale. Now, a auction residence wants a estate to lapse a $7 million it done from a heart-shaped diamond. L.A. Times

Text troubles for SFPD: Four San Francisco military officers are underneath review for allegedly promulgation extremist and homophobic content messages. “It creates me ill to my stomach to even have these guys around,” pronounced military Chief Greg Suhr. SF Gate

Officer “person of interest” in shooting: An off-duty LAPD officer is deliberate a chairman of seductiveness in a murdering of a male in Pomona. The rookie patrolman has been blank given Friday. L.A Times



Democrat vs. Democrat: Democrats are battling one another for a state Senate seat in a East Bay. And a vital adhering indicate is union support. “Like a family entertainment where niceties unexpected give approach to an blast of long-nurtured grievances, it has gotten utterly brutal.” L.A. Times

New manners in Sacramento: Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen wants to change a approach a state Legislature does business. She wants state leaders to pierce to a two-year bill cycle, and state departments to use “zero-based budgeting.” She also wants to cut down on a series of bills a state lawmaker can deliver in a two-year period. “I consider each Californian would determine we don’t need that many new laws,” Olsen said. Sacramento Bee

Santa Monica’s outlandish animals: Handlers would no longer be authorised to move parrots, snakes and other outlandish animals to Santa Monica’s beaches and parks underneath an bidding being deliberate by a city council. Elected officials contend some handlers are too assertive and their animals poise reserve hazards to tourists. L.A. Times



Marathon: Runner Daniel Limo of Kenya won the L.A. Marathon Sunday in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 35 seconds. L.A. Times

Basketball: UCLA earned a mark in the NCAA basketball tournament. The Bruins will play Southern Methodist, that is coached by former UCLA manager Larry Brown. L.A. Times



Climbing Morro Rock: Two Native American tribes are separate over whether Morro Rock may be climbed. The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is now suing the Salinan Tribe of Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, alleging that a climbs “desecrate a purebred Chumash Nation dedicated site.” L.A. Times

WeHo’s reigning feminist: West Hollywood is famous as “Boystown” though a second longest-serving politician is a heterosexual woman. Abbe Land is now withdrawal a legislature after 23 years. During her tenure, she was an outspoken disciple for reproductive rights, and pushed West Hollywood to announce itself a initial “pro-choice city” in 1993. L.A. Times

Old is new again: One Orange County male has regenerated trademarks for over brands, from Hydrox to Astro Pops. Now, he’s perplexing to do a same for brands once owned by Macy’s. Orange County Register



In Friday’s Essential California, we asked for your feedback on giving task to students in facile school. Reader Stephanie Olivas had this to say: “I trust students need homework. It helps strengthen what they schooled in a classroom. So their mind doesn’t ‘shut down’ when they get home. With their giveaway time they’ll only spend it on video games and amicable media. Probably not on sports, reading, family time, chores.”

For today’s Talk Back, we wish your thoughts on saving water. California has one year of H2O supply left in a reservoirs. Does that stat make we wish to save water? Do we already take shorter showers and abandon unchanging automobile washes? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter with a tab #EssentialCalifornia or send us an email: Alice Walton and Shelby Grad.



Alpine County, a state’s slightest populous county, was determined on this day in 1864. It is home to 1,159, according to a 2013 guess from a U.S. Census.


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