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2010-12-02 15:15:00

District Presents an Overview of the Groundwater Supply in Southern LA County LAKEWOOD, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) hosted its 2nd Annual State of the District address. WRD Board President Sergio Calderon and WRD General Manager Robb Whitaker presented local officials and members of the public with an overview of south Los Angeles County's groundwater condition and highlighted WRD's smart water...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Jennifer McLain EL MONTE - County officials still don't know what killed more than 50 ducks in the San Gabriel River in July. The dead ducks were found by a West Covina bird-watcher last month, and that prompted an investigation by the county's Department of Public Works. "After reviewing the early results of water and soil samples, we still don't know the exact cause of these avian deaths," said Kerjon Lee, spokesman for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Jennifer McLain EL MONTE - County officials still don't know what killed more than 50 ducks in the San Gabriel River in July. The ducks were found dead by a West Covina bird watcher last month, and prompted the response of the county's public works department. "After reviewing the early results of water and soil samples, we still don't know the exact cause of these avian deaths," said Kerjon Lee, spokesman for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works-Watershed Management...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • 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.'
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