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Water Summit – Panelists at Wednesday’s California-Israel Water Summit at the Wallis speak on the state’s water needs

L-WaterSummit Panelists at Wednesday’s California-Israel Water Summit at the Wallis speak on the state’s water needs. Pictured below a slide detailing today’s “worst drought in modern times” (from left): Jeff Kightlinger, Metropolitan Water District GM; Liz Crosson, L.A. City Water Policy advisor; Heather Repenning, L.A. Dept. of Public Works commissioner; David Pettijohn, director of Water Resources for MWD; Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor of UCLA; and Ron Miller, executive secretary for the L.A./O.C. Building and Construction Trades Council. 5:51 pm Read More

Israel California Water Summit – Congressman Ed Royce highlighted just how much the U.S. has to learn from Israel on the issue of water

L-IsraelH2O Congressman Ed Royce, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, highlighted just how much the U.S. has to learn from Israel on the issue of water while plugging the upcoming California-Israel Water Summit. The groundbreaking conference takes place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For information, visit: jnf.org/watersummits. Pictured (from left): CA-Israel Water Summit co-chair Gina Raphael, Rep. Ed Royce, Consul General of Israel David Siegel, and Recreation and Parks Commissioner Frances Bilak. 6:07 pm Read More

Pope Makes California Missionary a Saint

150430124725-01-junipero-serra-img-8598-jpg-exlarge-169  Pope Francis on Wednesday elevated to sainthood a Franciscan friar who brought Christianity to California but left a controversial legacy among Native Americans whose culture was brutally suppressed in the process. 3:47 pm Read More

Gov. Brown Declares Wildfire Emergency in California

FEMA   33364   A helicopter drops water on the wildfire in California Gov. Jerry Brown of California declared a wildfire emergency in California in the wake of more than a dozen wildfires that now blaze across the state. As California’s drought continues to parch the Los Angeles area, together with the hot summer weather, there is an increased risk for wildfires. To keep families as safe as possible during these hot months, here are a few tips about fire safety: -Have an emergency meeting place both outside your home and outside the immediate area is important. These points will allow all family members to meet in the case of an emergency; 3:14 pm Read More