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Angelenos petition to stop ginormous slip 'n slide

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| The proposed event includes a 1,000 foot slip 'n slide. It's planned for downtown L.A. this fall and Angelenos aren't happy about it happening amid a drought.

Record-high portion of state under worst drought conditions

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The current three-year drought is the worst that California has seen in decades. Most of the state is under conditions only seen once in 50 to 100 years.

Meet Lawn Dude: Southern California's new drought spokesman

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He’s not really a dude at all. He's got a lawn-green tennis ball for a head…and he’s got a drinking problem that we enable with all our watering.

Pasadena declares water shortage: What's restricted now?

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The new restrictions mean residents could face incremental fines up to $500; businesses can be fined up to $1,000. Do they go too far, or not far enough?

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California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

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Six months after Brown declared a water emergency, few state agencies know whether their conservation efforts are meeting the mark.

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Drought: 12 things to know about lawn replacement programs

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Less than one-tenth of one percent of yards in the region have switched using rebates, despite incentives to replace grass lawns with other plants.

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Seeking waste, LA's water cop patrols city streets

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The head of the DWP’s Water Conservation Response Unit enforces water restrictions and promotes conservation. He's more Officer Friendly than Johnny Law.

Drought: SoCal relies more on groundwater, but there are problems

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Water officials are trying to make the region less dependent on water piped in from elsewhere by focusing on local sources, especially those underground.

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