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La Habra Heights, CA

City Launches Cover Up over Illegal Activity by Council M...

This just in! We have the video the City does not want you to see. From Twitter: https://twitter.co m/LaHabraHeights Exclusive! Deleted City Council Comments. Here is the video the City of La Habra Heights does not want the public to see. Video at: http://youtu.be/q_ UTiUBixL4 or http://www.youtube .com/GeorgeEdwardz EOM  (Jul 23, 2012 | post #5)

La Habra Heights, CA

La Habra Heights Water District to hold public hearing Tu...

Additional news sites reporting on Water Rate Increase. http://www.TheAvoc adoExpress.com http://www.LaHabra Heights.net http://www.youtube .com/GeorgeEdwardz https://twitter.co m/LaHabraHeights EOM  (Jun 18, 2012 | post #1)

La Habra Heights, CA

Politicians Blame Local Journalists For Water Rate Increase

Hello Mr and Mrs. Carey, To view how the water board decided to raise rates, visit the following site (click on the youtube banner) http://www.TheAvoc adoExpress.com You may also watch a short 7 minute report on how water board members professed there would be no need for a increase in rates if the controversial water trafficking agreement was allowed to move forward. The agreement was approved earlier this month. Link: http://bit.ly/KFLy p8 To formally protest the increase (vote NO), you can also use the following form letter, reviewed by an attorney familiar with the rate protest process. The forms will be collected and presented at the June 19th, 2012 hearing. Link to water rate protest letter: http://bit.ly/L6jf 1W Also, as a point of clarification, your 1 inch meter “readiness to serve charge” will increase 59% over 4 years.  (May 30, 2012 | post #4)

La Habra Heights, CA

La Habra Heights Water Trafficking Deal Could Lead to Bid...

From: http://twitter.com /LaHabraHeights Water Board advocate says La Habra Heights County Water District's pending deal with Rowland Water is doable until the wells dry up... Yikes! View video at: http://bit.ly/oAYG JK EOM  (Oct 12, 2011 | post #1)

La Habra Heights, CA

La Habra Heights give three-year contract to City Manager...

From: http://twitter.com /LaHabraHeights Breaking News! First you had Bell's Robert Rizzo, now you have La Habra Height's Shuana Clark. Shocking contract to feather nest revealed! Read contract at: http://bit.ly/p0M8 5J  (Oct 6, 2011 | post #69)

La Habra Heights, CA

City Slashes Sheriff’s Contract , Savings to be used on S...

Message to Editor from reader: It seems like all of the services to LHH are going down hill. Animal control leaves dead animals on the road, from hours-days before picking them up, after being called. A couple of years ago a resident called about a pig that had wandered near their house & died. Animal control responded after 3 hot days & numerous calls, this after the pig exploded!! Now the Sheriff is “busy” and needs us to call just before noon to take reports. We can thank our CC for this. EOM  (Aug 25, 2011 | post #14)

La Habra Heights, CA

Iconic Car Dealer and Cherished Volunteer Dies

YouTube Video: A message from Don Steves Chevrolet in 2009 to GM about shortsighted decision to take away their dealership. http://youtu.be/Ir LoPX5Kwpg  (Aug 20, 2011 | post #3)

La Habra Heights, CA

Body found near pickup truck in La Habra Heights

The Orange County Register published a story less than a year ago on the iconic car dealership Don Steves Chevrolet. General Motors had recently revoked The Steves dealership. Link: http://bit.ly/p0OQ EA EOM  (Aug 19, 2011 | post #12)

La Habra Heights, CA

Los Angeles County Dumps on La Habra Heights!

Editor’s note: Read complete story and view photos of LA County’s unofficial dump site including exclusive video of illegal dumping at: http://www.TheAvoc adoExpress.com EOM  (Jul 27, 2011 | post #1)

La Habra Heights, CA

Has La Habra Heights Weed Abatement Program Grown Out of ...

Here is the Fire Watch Version: La Habra Heights Fire Watch Recommendations to City Council on Current Weed Abatement Program June 10, 2011 (DRAFT) Overview: The City’s aggressive implantation and desire to eliminate all “flammable material” within one season could cause financial hardship for residents, increase the danger of accidental wildfires and possibly contribute to mudslides. Facts: • City has three decades of brush, plant and tree growth that needs to be managed. • The Fire Chief mandates that all properties (parcels) conform per the City’s weed abatement ordinance by May 1st of every year. • Property owners remain confused about exactly what is required by the municipal code. • City says all weeds on parcel, regardless of distance from structures, need to abated and removed • City does not require fire extinguishers, water supply or reliable communications to be present while property owners clear weeds. • City does not require the suspension of high-risk brush clearing efforts during Red Flag Warnings or periods of high fire danger. Note: Brush clearing is often the cause of accidental wildfire starts. • Erosion of hillsides resulting from City’s weed abatement program is the property owner's responsibility per Fire Chief. • Long established and essential mulching program for Citrus and Avocado orchards have been banned by La Habra Heights Fire Chief. Action: • Design a program that will prevent clear cutting of private open space and protect property from erosion. • Protect required screening of structures from road and neighboring properties. • Work with property owners to perform needed remediation within a realistic timeframe. • City should use established State and County Guidelines for brush clearing standards, rather than use vague interpretation and opinion that could lead to selective enforcement. • Consider a financial aid program to help offset the cost of weed abatement for residents who are facing hardship, in order to comply with the City’s Ordinance. • Require suspension of weed abatement activities using metal blade clearing equipment during Red Flag Warning days. • Provide a one-page fire prevention sheet for brush clearing outlining requirement of fire extinguisher at work site. Require deployment of a charged water line for high risk brush areas and include direct 10-digit fire department emergency number. • Establish guidelines to allow use of mulch for agricultural purposes. Mulch serves the health and maintenance of orchards and prevention of soil erosion, conservation of water and promotes recycling and composting. Mulch is fundamental for the suppression of aversive weeds and plants as well as provides a cost effective and environmentally friendly landscaping material.  (Jul 13, 2011 | post #12)

La Habra Heights, CA

Not So Confidential Report on Lough Raid Suggests City Ex...

Wrong! We reported on whatever portion of the report LHHresident provided and went as far as including a copy of the City’s report online for everyone to review. In fact, the City’s report was the reason for our follow-up report on the Lough Saga. If there are more pages to the report and/ or pictures, please provide a copy to share with our readers. In closing, our story on “The Raid” did seek comment from the City of La Habra Heights but they refused our request. The Sheriff Department also denied our request to walk onto the property during the search even though we had the permission of the property owner. As with any news gathering organization we report on what we have. If individuals, organizations or the government choose not to tell their side of the story then they have no valid argument to challenge our coverage. You can read our complete story and view the City’s Report at: The following link: http://bit.ly/ggKE I4 EOM  (Apr 19, 2011 | post #3)

La Habra Heights, CA

Dysfunctional La Habra Heights Park & Recreation Chair Ca...

Yes, you can ask all you want to stop people from taking your picture but the photographer is not legally bound to honor your request, if your in a public space. You can learn more about the law regarding photography in public spaces at the following site: http://www.pixiq.c om/contributors/ca rlosmiller FYI: Photography is not a crime. EOM  (Apr 11, 2011 | post #25)

La Habra Heights, CA

lhh parks & rec embarrassment

From: http://www.Twitter .com/LaHabraHeight s Breaking! Special Meeting of the dysfunctional La Habra Heights Park & Wreck Commission has been scheduled for 1 PM tomorrow. Item to be discussed: Televising of Park & Recreation Meetings. View agenda exclusively at: http://bit.ly/g62V xV EOM  (Apr 6, 2011 | post #125)

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