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2008-09-12 03:00:12

THE troubles associated with making a park out of an old duck farm off the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway are real, but not insurmountable. For instance, it's nice to know those in the San Gabriel Valley's chief conservation agency do not face the same problems as their counterparts on the national scene and those disgusting allegations of federal employees from the Denver office of the U.S. Department of Interior making whoopee with oil company employees and then granting sweet deals for...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Jennifer McLain CARSON - Fourteen water projects across Los Angeles County were awarded $25 million in grants from the state's Department of Water Resources on Wednesday. Nearly half of the funding will go toward five San Gabriel Valley water projects, which will expand the use of recycled water and increase water storage and flows. "These projects are very specific to our area, and will have an immediate affect on habit restoration, water quality and conservation and public...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

CARSON - Fourteen water resource-related projects in Southern California, including four that will benefit the San Gabriel Valley, received $25 million in grants today. Lester Snow, director of the State Department of Water Resources, presented a check to County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Yvonne Burke today. Each of the 14 projects is identified within the Great Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, a comprehensive document that outlines...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Mike Sprague -- PDF: Discovery Center Schematic Design Report WHITTIER NARROWS - An environmental fight is breaking out over whether a proposed 19,000-square-foot San Gabriel River Discovery Center belongs in this natural habitat. Supporters of the project say the Discovery Center will teach people about water resources, provide educational and outdoor experiences and be an educational resource to better understand the San Gabriel River. But opponents say the building is too big...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.