Los Angeles Aqueduct (Brian Melley / Associated Press)

L.A. Declares Emergency over Flood Risk along Aqueduct

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared an emergency on Monday, as a mass snowmelt in the Eastern Sierras threatens communities in the Owens Valley and along the 221-mile Los Angeles Aqueduct.

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Claim: L.A. Electric Bills Paid for City Consultants’ Hookers

With the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) settling a suit last year for over-billing customers $44 million due to shoddy work by Pricewaterhouse Coopers implementing a billing system, the L.A. City Attorney has now alleged that the prestigious firm accounting also fraudulently billed DWP to pay for hookers at swanky bachelor parties at Vegas hotels.

Eric Garcetti and water (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty)

Eric Garcetti Endorses 4.7% Water Rate Hike

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorsed a plan Monday that would raise water rates in the city by 4.7 percent annually over the next five years.

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Los Angeles Slashes Water Use

In July, Los Angeles residents reduced their water use by 21%, meeting the standard that state regulators implemented and avoiding fines and penalties imposed by the state.

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L.A. Dumps Black Balls into Reservoirs to Stop Evaporation

On Monday, DWP officials and Los Angels Mayor Eric Garcetti supervised the release of the last 20,000 “shade balls” into the Los Angeles Reservoir in Sylmar, marking the end of adding 96 million of the balls to the facility.

On Thursday, a city audit conducted on two nonprofit trusts …

Corruption in LA Water and Power

On Thursday, a city audit conducted on two nonprofit trusts created by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was released, revealing a pattern of financial dealings that smacked of corruption.