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Breaking News: Statement by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power regarding Mammoth Creek Water Issues
On Friday, June 29, 2012 that Los Angeles Department of Water & Power General Manager Ronald O. Nichols released the following statement today regarding an article in the LA Times concerning the town of Mammoth Lakes & Mammoth Creak Water District:
The Mammoth Creek Water District has retained consultants to undertake an intensive and costly public relations campaign to cast the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) as attempting to deny the Town of Mammoth Lakes a water supply from Mammoth Creek. This is simply not true. A story reported in today’s Los Angeles Times repeats many of the baseless arguments set forth by lobbyists and public relations consultants hired by Mammoth Creek Water District (MCWD) at public expense, and I am very concerned that the public is being misled and has been misinformed as to the basic facts. LADWP is in no way attempting to deny water to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and has communicated to MCWD staff and Board that we are ready and willing to work with them to find a solution.
Here are the facts on the issues involving LADWP and MCWD:
For the past a decade, LADWP has expressed its concerns to MCWD regarding water diversions from Mammoth Creek. Over the last year, LADWP and MCWD officials have been negotiating to find a mutually acceptable way of sharing the water of Mammoth Creek while not harming the water customers and ratepayers of Los Angeles. Those talks have consistently failed to produce results.
We believe the reason for the failure to reach an agreement is that so far, the MCWD is unwilling to do what is provided for by water rights laws and protocols of the State of California. LADWP has held the senior water rights on Mammoth Creek since 1905. That water flows to Owens River, and is a part of the water supply to Los Angeles. Water from Mammoth Creek used by MCWD to meet local needs can be replaced by LADWP by purchasing more water from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). Water rights laws and protocols provide for LADWP to make that substitution to enable the Mammoth water district to meet local needs, which LADWP has repeatedly expressed we are willing to do. However, there is no obligation for LADWP to make that substitution and charge our customers to provide free water to MCWD. To view this otherwise is to ignore the very foundation of water rights laws in California. We believe that MCWD knows its position is groundless and has undertaken a public relations campaign to camouflage that fact.
LADWP had not pressed this issue legally, believing that a fair solution could be reached. However, when MCWD sought to update its Urban Water Management Plan to allow the resort community to increase its water use by 50% in the future by using LADWP’s water source, we were forced to ask a judge to protect the interests of Los Angeles’ water customers who pay LADWP water rates. LADWP has been accused of making a “water grab” but that is simply not the case.
Even though LADWP has taken legal steps required to protect our water rights, at the same time we have also been clear that we are prepared to continue our long-running negotiations with MCWD, in the hope that a compromise can be reached. In fact, recent conversations, not reported in the Times story, have been very positive, and. LADWP and MCWD staff have been quietly working together to look for a suitable resolution that would enable LADWP to retain its water while meeting the needs of MCWD.
It is important to note that even if other supplies cannot be found and Mammoth customers were asked to pay for the water purchased and paid for by Los Angeles’ residents, under the worst-case scenario average Mammoth customers would see their monthly water bills increase from about $24 to $35 – while the same amount of water currently costs a Los Angeles customer about $43 a month. In other words, LADWP’s rates would still be about 25% higher than the rates enjoyed by Mammoth’s residents, businesses and resorts. LADWP has over 300,000 qualified low-income and senior citizen customers who would continue to pay more for their water than customers pay in in Mammoth Lakes even if MCWD compensated for the LADWP water that it is diverting. Los Angeles water customers cannot continue to subsidize Mammoth’s water bills. We believe there are solutions that enable alternatives other than simply reimbursing LADWP for the water that MCWD is using and we remain actively engaged with MCWD to collaboratively find such a solution.
I want to reiterate that LADWP has no intention, nor any desire to deprive the citizens of Mammoth of water. No amount of misinformed public relations efforts can change these facts. We remain willing to work out a solution that will ensure adequate and affordable water supplies to the community of Mammoth Lakes on a sustained and fair basis and we stand ready to work with MCWD to resolve this issue.
Source: LADWP Public Affairs
Graphic credit to: LADWP
On Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Diversity News Publications in association with EEEnterprises announced on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 that Esteban Escobar Aka Steven have been named LA County Events Examiner for Examiner.com.
Esteban Escobar is also currently the Hollywood Events Examiner for Examiner.com
“I am so honored to have a second title with Examiner.com. I want to thanks all my fans which are readers, subscribers and my industry friends for been loyal and helping me in getting more readers, articles comments and subscribers.” Said Esteban Escobar. Editor of Diversity News Magazine, WTV Blog and Hollywood & LA County Events Examiner
Esteban Escobar was approached by Examiner.com Category Manager, of the Entertainment page to add a second title to his current coverage. Esteban Escobar became the LA County Events Examiner at the beginning of August 2010 but because Examiner.com have going to a complete make over the page was not working until today it was fixed by Examiner.com IT.
“Writing for Diversity News, Examiner.com & editing WTV Blog are great things happenning in my career. Also getting thousands of views on my articles, it make me so proud. I do not know how to thank LINDA KRONGOLD who proof read most of my stories. I can not forget to thanks all my photographers: Alex Palomares, Jeff Knight, Rodrigo Vaz, Daniela Hubbard, Tisha Rivera, Ray Chavez, FFD Images and others for covering events and granted permission for me to use their photos in multiple online sites.” Concluded Mr. Escobar.
You can check Esteban “Steven” Escobar pages at http://www.examiner.com/events-in-los-angeles/esteban-escobar-1 & http://www.examiner.com/events-in-los-angeles/esteban-escobar
“Congratulations; so happy for you! Thanks for thanking me; I love being a part of this from across the country!” Said Linda Satloff Krongold, Esteban Escobar New York proofreader.
If you are interested in getting Esteban Escobar to cover your event, you must send a press release, with flyer and any photos for possible consideration a least 2 or 4 weeks in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This month Esteban Escobar was also featured on The EErie Digest Magazine. You can check interview at http://www.eeriedigest.com/wordpress/2010/08/interview-with-esteban-steven-escobar/
Esteban Escobar works as editor for Diversity News Magazine, edits WTV Blog and writers for Examiner.com. He also runs other blogs published by Diversity News Publications. Esteban also works in the healthcare finance field. For more information visit his partial biography at http://diversitynewspublications.com/about/
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Parris Harris, Darin Sanone and Pop Cat joined forces for the biggest Christmas party and L.A. FASHION AID 2009
Parris Harris joined forces with Darin Sanone & Pop Cat of Rage Night Club to held the biggest Christmas party ever and fundraiser for L.A. FASHION AID 2009.
Darin Sanone’s, Pop Cat IX – Christmas & Parris Harris’ L.A. *FASHION AID 2009 held, a Christmas toy and gift drive party benefiting the Kierrah Foundation.
The event was held at Rage Restaurant and Night Club, in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 7 pm to 2am.
For the Christmas party live performances were by Joel Evan and Queen Diva Pepper MaShay was courtesy and introduced by Ray Chatters of Next Music Group. She sang “Freeway of Love” as well “Get Soakin’ Wet. The music mix was done by Dj Tony Nuccio, DJ ME And Next Music Group.
“I like that the event was for a great cause, and it was near the holidays, so a lot of people came out”. Said Emma Zerner, Model and Actress. She added “It was a great mixture of fashion and entertainment, to keep everyone interested. The event was a lot of fun, in the fabulous neighborhood of west hollywood.”
“I modeled in the show because I love fashion, and anything for charity is worth doing” Ms. Zerner concluded.
During the fashion show VJ Michael Benz of The Martianz and Arlyn Royce took the stage to perform while models were modeling. The models also presented ART AID of Sun Behr “The Love Storm” & “The Perfections of Imperfections” & Sun Behr “Alexandria” collection. The models make up was done by Make Up Aid Maria Rivera of www.beautytechstudio.com and www.projectethos.com. The models hair was done by Hair Aid Jez Harris, Hair coordinator. The night was closed with the live performance of Javelyn Jav, a classical piano, pop ballad, alternative folk/rock and R&B singer.
Per Parris Harris, he is involved with the Kierrah Foundation for so many reasons such as “Because of the foster care system craziness. Also because Brandy Sanders needs all the help she can get. The girls are absolute beautiful and amazing survivors.” Said Parris Harris, Fashion Designer, Photographer, Public Relations and Fashion/Casting Coordinator. He added “He feels the his goal was accomplish and stated that “Yes, completely collecting toys and creating awareness about The Kierrah Foundation and there cause.” When asked why the event was combined with Darin Sanone’s and Pot Cat Christmas party he answered “The more the merry and Darin donated his night to The Kierrah Foundation and the Darin Rocks.” Mr. Harris concluded.
Parris Harris, is known as Hollywood’s Most Notorious Fashion Coordinator. Fashion Aid LA 2009 featured some of the following designers Treaz’ure Signature Designs, G Baby, Heather Petrey, African Cowboy, Blive, Carolyn Wilbourn, Punk Mail USA, Afreaka, Marina Phoenix, Tina Preston, Cow Girl Heaven, PHunk X, David Kahn, Rumple Munkeh, Arnel of Beverly Hills & Parris Harris.
Per Betrice Coleman-Sweet, The Kierrah Foundation publicist and Serving Angels Media stated that there were approximately 300 people throughout the night and about over a hundred gifts. Also some donations were made.
The Kierrah Foundation presented their 2nd Annual Parris Harris’ L.A. Fashion Aid 2009, a Toy & Gift Drive Party to collect toys for the children and gifts for their young women for the Holidays.
*Proceeds from this event will benefit The Kierrah Foundation for former foster girls and their children. Please visit website at www.kierrahfoundation.org or www.kierrahevents.org
About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation was established to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system. The unique needs of these young women are underrepresented and underserved. The Kierrah Foundation is set up to be a multilevel support system for these young women who often are estranged from adult family members and must navigate the path to adulthood alone. The Foundation seeks to build their self-esteem and to squash the rampant self-doubt that makes these young women feel hopeless, disenfranchised and on the path to nowhere. The Foundation also offers women a unique opportunity to share valuable life experiences with upwardly mobile individuals who can encourage them to face the challenges ahead. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation visit: www.kierrahfoundation.org
Editor Note: Display photo Courtesy of Nelson Shen from nelson photo images at http://www.myspace.com/nelson_photo