L.A. water use plummets during hot summer amid calls to conserve during drought
The LA Municipal Water Department issued a mandatory water conservation order for the first time this summer, calling for voluntary watering restrictions to limit residents’ water consumption by half an gallon per person per day.
The new order was introduced Thursday, June 10, and was only valid during a heat wave that began June 17 in the region. The water department said if it had not issued the order, the city could have faced a water shortage during peak usage periods.
“We really don’t want to end up in a situation where there’s a shortage in March and April and some residents have to start rationing their water,” said John H. White, the water department’s director of water operations.
Fluoride warning for all LA residents
Sandy’s return to LA in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 7, and on Thursday, June 8, will likely be different than what residents have seen in the last two weeks. The National Weather Service has issued a high-risk warning for L.A. County through Saturday, June 11, of another dangerous “bomb cyclone” that could bring the possibility of flooding and damaging winds in South L.A.
Flu vaccine to be free of charge to anyone eligible
The first case of the new coronavirus has been reported in the United States for the first time and the death toll from what has been described as a “new variant” of COVID-19 has risen to at least 15.
LAFD seeks help for coronavirus-related homeless
LA City Council President Herb Wesson said Wednesday, April 30, that he expects a meeting with President Trump on the subject of federal assistance as the number of people suffering from coronavirus continues to rise.
Gov. Newsom to step down later this month
Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has struggled to make any real progress in his coronavirus task force amid the threat of the nation’s second-leading death rate, is expected to step down earlier than anticipated later this month.
Gov. Newsom calls