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Whittier Narrows Dam needs $600 million upgrade

LOS ANGELES — Researchers and engineers warn that California may be due for rain of biblical proportions — what experts call an ARkStorm. Scientists call it California’s “other big one” and say it could cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake ripping along the San Andreas Fault, the Los Angeles Times reported. Read More…

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Pico Rivera to kick off anniversary celebration

The city of Pico Rivera hosts a 60th anniversary kickoff celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Pico Rivera Historical Museum, 9122 Washington Blvd. Those attending can see historical artifact displays and a tour of the museum, which is a fully refurbished train depot from 1887 that served the town of Rivera. Read More…

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Whittier Narrows Dam is ‘structurally unsafe’

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the 60-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam is structurally unsafe and poses a potentially catastrophic risk to the working-class communities along the San Gabriel River floodplain. With the retrofit not likely to begin until 2021, according to a Corps spokesman, Los Angeles County and municipal Read More…