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How cemeteries are adjusting during California’s drought

How cemeteries are adjusting during California’s drought

August 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

As a historic drought continues to grip California, cemeteries are experimenting with a variety of methods to keep their grounds attractive while reducing water consumption. Take tiny and historic Savannah Memorial Park in Rosemead. The oldest nonsectarian cemetery in Southern California recently implemented a cutting edge approach to water conservationRead More

How one Los Angeles area golf course is conserving water

How one Los Angeles area golf course is conserving water

August 6, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments are Disabled

WOODLAND HILLS >> Steve Sinclair steered a golf cart Friday over a small hill at Woodland Hills Country Club and beheld a field of wood chips and gravel big enough to scare Tiger Woods. For the veteran course manager, however, the nearly two acres of turf being swapped for drought-tolerantRead More

A worker keeps watch over bottles moving through a conveyor belt at MillerCoors plant in Irwindale. A shift to plastic has reduced water used to lubricate the conveyor. (Watchara Phomicinda / San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Businesses search for ways to save water during California drought

August 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Randy Burch’s top priority is making sure some 11 million beer cans leave his Mira Loma canning plant every single day. It takes millions of gallons of water to manufacture and wash the cans before he releases them to the Anheuser-Busch beer-filling plant at another facility. With the state enteringRead More

Northern California rivers, streams being polluted, drained by medical marijuana farms, study says

Northern California rivers, streams being polluted, drained by medical marijuana farms, study says

June 1, 2014 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

SAN FRANCISCO – Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California’s coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say — an issue that has spurred at least one county to try to outlaw personal grows. State fish and wildlife officials say muchRead More

California Drought: Preparation, conservation help some businesses profit

California Drought: Preparation, conservation help some businesses profit

April 5, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

Turns out that location matters when it comes to the impact of California’s drought. “It’s really a situation now where the drought in California is different for Northern California and Southern California,” said Richard Restuccia, director of Water Management Solutions for Calabasas-basedValleyCrest Landscape Companies, the nation’s biggest landscape management firm.Read More

How Southern California golf courses are managing water use during a drought

How Southern California golf courses are managing water use during a drought

April 4, 2014 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

Golf courses and public parks, with their acres and acres of thirsty grass, are heavy water users, and Southern California course operators and park officials say they were mandated to cut consumption since well before the governor’s office declared a drought emergency this year. “Let me first say that theRead More