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Stolen Water, Stolen Dreams

I have a love-hate relationship with the eastern slope of California’s Sierra Nevada. I love the country, the sheer majesty of the land; but I hate what people have done here. 312 more words


July 27, 1976: Legionnaire’s Disease in Philadelphia; 1905: Consideration of Owens Valley Water Supply for Los Angeles

July 27, 1976: Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in Philadelphia. “On July 21, 1976, the American Legion opened its annual three-day convention at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 555 more words


July 22, 1914: Chlorine and Pet Canary; 1962: Oily Birds; 1935: Mulholland Dies

July 22, 1914: Canary has sore wings. As chlorine began to be used throughout the U.S., some people were convinced that chlorine was bad for them and enlisted the help of their pets’ maladies to prove their point. 329 more words


June 30, 1906: Los Angeles Gets Its Way with Water

June 30, 1906: Federal Law Gives Los Angeles Owens Valley Water. “ The City hired a prestigious team of engineers to examine the feasibility of the project. 375 more words



The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 will always be remembered as a horrible day in American history. What so many people do not know is that this terrible act by Japan allowed the US government to treat all people of Japanese descent living along the west coast to be treated unfairly. 476 more words


June 27, 1912: Los Angeles Water Supply Plan

June 27, 1912: Municipal Journal article. Los Angeles New Water Supply. “The plan and construction of the Los Angeles aqueduct have invited the interest and admiration of the engineer and layman generally throughout the United States both from the great distance-240 miles-that the water is to be carried into the city and the unusual obstacles that have presented themselves. 182 more words


I Love Ideas!

I was low on gas, but I was buzzing with five

books like bees’ wings, open in my head.

Wind pasted my hair to my face as the… 44 more words