Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Palmdale Sheriff's Station Waters Lawn in Rain Storm

Support your source for local news!
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

The devil is in the details. This astute and well-named handle said it best:

The Antelope Valley sits in the western Mojave Desert in north Los Angeles County. The Palmdale Water District threatened a mandatory 30% reduction in water use in a special meeting the last week of August.

In spite of drought conditions, in the Mojave Desert, government agencies have an Oasis of grass planted on their property.

Had it not been raining, the sprinklers would still have been activated in the afternoon when the temperature is most likely above 100 degrees.

Maybe it's time to plant and design desert dwellings natively. You know, be one with your surroundings.
Most Read