Latest Jeff Kightlinger Stories

2008-10-31 18:00:21

As most Southlanders welcomed the season's first rainfall and prepared for the annual ritual of turning back their clocks with the end of daylight savings this weekend, officials with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California pressed consumers to roll back their outdoor watering practices, as well. "Transitioning into fall weather means making adjustments. And this fall, it is vital that we all make changes to lower outdoor water use," said Metropolitan General Manager Jeff...

2008-10-30 18:00:16

The head of California's Metropolitan Water District says the state's planned water allocation raises the "very real" possibility of shortages next year. "We are preparing for the very real possibility of water shortages and rationing throughout the region in 2009," MWD General Manager Jeff Kightlinger said in a written statement Thursday. The Los Angeles-based MWD acts as a wholesaler to water districts in Southern California, which rely heavily on water imported from the northern half of...

2008-10-02 21:00:11

Clearly demonstrating the need for water conservation throughout Southern California due to the statewide drought and supply challenges, Metropolitan Water District announced plans today to indefinitely suspend private boat launches at the region's largest reservoir -- Diamond Valley Lake -- at the close of business Monday, Oct. 13, because of low lake levels. With storage levels receding at the lake near Hemet in southwest Riverside County as water is drawn to meet the region's supply...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'