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Statewide water use drops 13.5 percent in April

LOS ANGELES — While water use statewide dipped by 13.5 percent in April compared to the same month in 2013, select communities in the Southland and elsewhere actually showed increases in water use, despite persistent calls for conservation, according to figures released June 2. According to the state Water Resources Control Board, the vast majority Read More…

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County seeks public input on network of radio towers

LOS ANGELES — County residents will have opportunities this month to give input on plans to build a network of radio towers to allow first-responders from dozens of agencies to communicate quickly in an emergency. The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS), would replace an existing collection of 40 separate radio and data networks Read More…

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Calderon attorney accuses prosecutors of leaking affidavit

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Ron Calderon allege in court papers that federal corruption charges against their client should be thrown out because prosecutors engaged in “outrageous government conduct” by leaking a sealed, 124-page affidavit detailing the FBI’s investigation of the ex-state senator to a cable news network. Although Calderon’s defense believes the alleged 2013 Read More…