Posts Tagged ‘LADWP’

UCLA Flood: Massive damage to the campus becomes clear 2 weeks later

August 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Water covers the court inside the Pauley Pavilion after a broken water main flooded the UCLA campus.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC It’s been two weeks since an estimated 20 million gallons of water gushed from a burst water main on Sunset Boulevard and cascaded onto the UCLA campus in Westwood. And only now is the magnitude […]

Former LADWP General Manager Named As New LA Times Publisher

August 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Former investment banker and Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner was named publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper announced Monday. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

Owners Reunited With Their Muddy, Smelly, Formerly Submerged Cars At UCLA

August 6, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Tuesday was a glum day for the owners of cars wrecked by the UCLA flood. More than 900 vehicles were parked in two lots at the Jackie Robinson Stadium last Tuesday when a broken water main resulted in 20 million gallons of gushing water flooding UCLA’s campus. Today, 340 of them—not in the best of […]

Water-main break shuts Hyde Park intersection

August 5, 2014 at 11:35 pm

A water-main break forced the closure of an intersection in Hyde Park on Tuesday. Continue reading:

Drought-tolerant yards can be free with rebate

August 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Some water agencies are offering homeowner rebates to replace yards with drought-tolerant plants. Continue reading: RSS Feed

Garcetti on UCLA water main break: ‘This will not be the last one’

August 4, 2014 at 9:29 pm

In the aftermath of the Sunset Boulevard rupture that focused renewed attention on the aging pipes underlying Los Angeles streets, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that the city had already been "aggressively" focusing on infrastructure on his watch. Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

UCLA flood: Sunset Boulevard reopens with reduced speeds

August 4, 2014 at 7:27 am

Sunset Boulevard has reopened after crews completed repairs following a water main break that created a sinkhole and inundated parts of the University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office said in a statement that traffic on the major east-west thoroughfare began moving again at around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The statement noted that vehicles will be […]

20 Million Gallons of Drinking Water Lost in UCLA Flood

July 31, 2014 at 8:49 am

The L.A. Department of Water and Power said that gusher of a "trunk line" break that caused massive flooding on the UCLA campus cost Angelenos 20 million gallons of perfectly good drinking water. What’s perhaps more amazing than that figure is that the loss only represented about 4 percent of our daily water usage in […]

LADWP defends response to UCLA flood, says crews were looking for the valve

July 30, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Los Angeles water officials faced tough questions Tuesday night about their response to a massive pipe break that flooded UCLA and surrounding areas with millions of gallons and threatend the near-term use of Pauley Pavilion. Continue reading: L.A. Times – Environment

UCLA water-main break: Hundreds of cars remain marooned on campus

July 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

At least 700 cars remained trapped Wednesday inside two parking structures at UCLA after a 93-year-old water main ruptured, spewing up to 10 million gallons of water onto the campus and nearby streets. Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

UCLA flood: DWP should cover costs of water-main break, school says

July 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

UCLA flood damage costs caused by a ruptured water main should be covered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a university official said Wednesday, even as officials continued to tally the cost. Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

UCLA students react to water main break

July 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

UCLA students took to social media to react to the water main break on Sunset Boulevard in Westwood. Continue reading: RSS Feed