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Drought not drying up La Verne’s Coiner Nursery

Drought not drying up La Verne's Coiner Nursery
Sally Coiner reminisces about working at Coiner Nursery. As a young girl she earned 2 cents an hour to water plants. Coiner remembers her father potting plants using a can opener to poke holes in old tin cans. Sally Coiner is the daughter of James Coiner who established the nursery in 1960. The nursery is one of many local businesses that have been affected by the California drought. / photo by Sonora... 

Drought causes businesses to conserve water

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer La Verne faces the distress of California’s three-year drought with newly introduced regulations on water use. According to the United States Geological Survey, in 119 years of recorded history, 2013 was the driest calendar year for California, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a drought state of emergency last January. At last month’s La Verne City Council meeting,... 

Community faces voluntary water restrictions

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The city of La Verne has enacted voluntary water conservation restrictions after Gov. Jerry Brown made a statewide call for regulations at the beginning of the year. The city of La Verne imports 70 percent of its water from the Bay Delta in Northern California and the Colorado River, something common in Southern California due to the large population. Due to the severe... 
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