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By Chris Wiebe | July 14, 2007
BURBANK ? With the hottest weeks of summer on the horizon, Burbank Water and Power officials are looking to the public to conserve energy to help stave off service disruptions. Even with Burbank's up-to-date utility plants, the threat of plant overload looms when searing temperatures drive up customer usage during peak hours, said Jeanette Meyer, marketing manager for Burbank Water and Power. "Burbank does have a really good infrastructure," she said. "But that doesn't mean we're not going to have problems if it gets really hot and air conditioning units are cranked way high ?
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NEWS
January 1, 2005
Jacqui Brown With the rationing of flu vaccines resulting in a surplus, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services announced that it will expand the ranges of people eligible to obtain vaccinations, using new priority groups established by the state's public health officer, Jonathan Fielding. "We are continuing to provide flu vaccines for those groups at highest risk through our clinics with the expansion of the priority groups," Fielding said.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 21, 2009
GLENDALE — Officials at all three local water agencies said Thursday that a recent bump in projected state water deliveries to Southern California would not be enough to stem plans for mandatory restrictions this summer. The California Department of Water Resources on Wednesday announced its intent to increase water deliveries to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a major wholesale supplier to the tri-city area, from 15% to 20% of full allocations, thanks in part to the recent round of heavy rainstorms.
NEWS
January 10, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- What makes the 1940 movie "The Grapes of Wrath" a classic? Audiences can relate to the story today and it emphasizes the strength of the American family, believes film historian Rudy Behlmer. Director John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's book reveals the hardships of the Joad family's trip to California from Oklahoma, which suffered drought and crop failures and became a dust bowl during the Depression. The film takes a fictional family and follows its exodus to the promised land, Behlmer said.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 14, 2010
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power customers have reduced their daily per-capita use from 193 gallons to 163, a drop-off that utility officials said had put the city on track to meet state mandates by 2020. The utility serves more than 7 billion gallons per year to about 100,000 customers, with 75% going to residential, 19% to commercial and the rest to industrial and other users. Taken together, the latest figures from the utility show that the groups have reduced their usage by about 10% from last year, inching closer to compliance with the 2009 law that mandates municipalities to reduce their water consumption by 20% within 10 years.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 16, 2009
CITY HALL — In an effort to bridge yawning budget gaps next fiscal year, city officials are proposing to hike rates for water, electric, trash collection and sewer services, a move that had City Council members this week anticipating a sharp public response. The increases would raise the average resident’s monthly bills by roughly $6.50 for water, $8 for electric, $2 for trash collection and $1 for sewer services. The council began its monthlong process of cost cutting Tuesday as it prepares to adopt a final budget June 9. “I suspect fully that when the people start realizing, justifiably or not, the impacts of the various fees and rate increases of the utilities, there’s going to be a reaction,” said Councilman David Gordon.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 13, 2010
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power customers have reduced their daily per capita use from 193 gallons to 163, a drop-off that utility officials said had put the city on track to meet state mandates by 2020. The utility serves more than 7 billion gallons per year to about 100,000 customers, with 75% going to residential, 19% to commercial and the rest to industrial and other users. Taken together, the latest figures from the utility show that the groups have reduced their usage by about 10% from last year, inching closer to compliance with the 2009 law that mandates municipalities reduce their water consumption by 20% within 10 years.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 14, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Before embarking on an Alaskan cruise, Fred Baldino took the early-morning rains to mean that his lawn could go the week without water. So the 87-year-old did what city officials for years have been instructing: He shut off his water. But when he and his wife returned to their North Keystone Street home, the lawn had severely dried. “It was so brown that we tried . . . three different kinds of fertilizers,” Baldino said. “And nothing worked.
LOCAL
By Brandon Fureigh | October 2, 2009
The president and Congress have very clearly laid out the content of the health-care- reform bills. It is sad the media, instead of putting their experts to work combing through it and calling out both sides for any distortions, are focusing on only what drives up their ratings. The House version has more than 1,000 pages, but it and its Senate counterpart will have to be combined with other versions, growing in size. The real details of this legislation will be decided in a conference committee.
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