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Will You Be Impacted by New MWD Water Restrictions?
MWD, Water, Los Angeles County

The map above shows portions of Los Angeles County that are supplied by the Metropolitan Water District and will be subject to new water restrictions by June 1. Residents in these districts will be restricted to one-day-a-week outdoor watering restrictions, or the equivalent. These restrictions will also apply to other MWD-supplied water districts in Ventura, Orange, and San Diego Counties and in the Inland Empire. About 6 million Southern California residents will be impacted. MWD cautions that, should water supplies not be sufficiently conserved, all outdoor watering could be banned as early as September. Lest those who reside in non-MWD-supplied water districts feel that they've "dodged the bullet," it should be kept in mind that these or similar restrictions are likely to also be imposed, at some point, in their own water districts.

See Metropolitan Cuts Outdoor Watering To One Day A Week For Six Million Southern Californians.

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Soaring Camellia Square, Temple City

The ten "most Chinese" communities in America are all in Los Angeles County and all in just one corner of the county.

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Our Story in Pictures
Samoan Football Players, Carson High School, 1978

Photo by Dave Gatley, from the Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection at UCLA Library.

1978. Eighteen of twenty Samoan players (nine were starters) on Carson High School's football team. The “Great Migration” of American Samoans came in 1951 when the U.S. Navy closed its long-time naval station in Pago Pago, American Samoa. About a thousand Samoan employees were invited to move to the continental United States to work at naval installations. Many settled in the Los Angeles area in the communities of Long Beach, San Pedro, Wilmington, Carson, Lakewood, and Torrance. In these communities, football became popular among Samoan American high school boys, offering what had long been difficult-to-obtain college scholarship opportunities. Success was found through football, especially with the help of supportive coaches, such as Carson High’s famed Gene Vollnogle. Soon, other American Samoa families, seeing only limited economic opportunities in the islands, sought to migrate to Samoan communities in Southern California. Their sons could also play football there and compete for scholarships and potential careers in the NFL.

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Did You Know?
Susan Ahn Cuddy, Philip Ahn, Ralph Ahn, Asian American, Korean American, Circa 1944

The U.S. Navy's first Asian American female naval officer came from Los Angeles.

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