How Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden grew, 1950-1970

Twenty years of painstaking record-keeping at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California unlock mysteries of the golden state's flora.

LADWP: cheaper to fight than fix

After a billion dollars and eleven years, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is suing to stop dust remediation in Owens Valley. It claims that Eastern Sierra monitors are moving goal posts for compliance, but the underlying strategy looks more like a business decision that DWP general manager recently summed up with the remark, "The legal fees pale in comparison to the cost of dust control.”
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