They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.
However, as seniors grow older, sometimes they cannot live independently without someone by their side to provide care. Unfortunately, some older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.
Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live in the comforts or their home rather than in an assisted living community. Home care in Altadena, CA is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.
Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they age. We are proud to have helped tens of thousands of seniors to maintain a higher level of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of home care available so that they may live happily and independently.
Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs.
The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home care services in Altadena, CA. Always Best Care is here to help.
Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.
The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.
At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.
To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:
If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes or Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.
Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.
Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite activities and hobbies while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.
According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy other activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress helps reduce the risks of caregiver burnout.
When it comes to non-medical home care, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible. If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.
Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:
While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.
In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.
How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?
A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Altadena, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.
Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.
For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.
More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.
With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Altadena, CA gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.
In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.
Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.
At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.
When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.
Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.
At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Altadena,CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.
Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.
Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.
The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:
An assessment of your senior loved one
An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home
Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs
DocumentationDocumentation of Altadena’s history is abundant throughout the neighborhood, an unincorporated area just north of Pasadena and a dozen or so miles from Downtown Los Angeles. Walk into the town’s midcentury library and take a step back into the 1960s. Saddle up to Rancho Bar, one of Altadena’s dives, to find photos and signage of the Mount Lowe Railway while getting to know longtime residents drinking at the bar. For th...
DocumentationDocumentation of Altadena’s history is abundant throughout the neighborhood, an unincorporated area just north of Pasadena and a dozen or so miles from Downtown Los Angeles. Walk into the town’s midcentury library and take a step back into the 1960s. Saddle up to Rancho Bar, one of Altadena’s dives, to find photos and signage of the Mount Lowe Railway while getting to know longtime residents drinking at the bar. For those in town during the day in search of homemade vegan food, step through the “cosmic organic breezeway” of Oh Happy Days and order a hot, hearty meal. The casual restaurant and grocery store, known as a community meeting space as much as for its food, has made its place in the vibrant history of this town.
Owner John Hopkins, 75 years old, has been living a vegan lifestyle for years, inspired by activism and political counterculture of the 1960s. Born and raised in El Monte, he moved to Altadena in the late 1960s with friends while attending Cal State Los Angeles. Hopkins was involved in the antiwar movement on campus, and then moved on to the ecology movement, where he became interested in holistic nutrition. “By the time I got to age 30,” he says, “I decided I wanted to have my own store.” He found further inspiration while on a trip to San Francisco, visiting a worker-owned food cooperative called Rainbow Grocery.
Hopkins opened the first location of Oh Happy Days on El Molino in Pasadena in 1977, then moved it to South Lake Avenue before settling on its current location on North Lake Avenue in Altadena in 1990. The storefront, which used to be a laundromat where Hopkins did his laundry as a college kid, is on a block of independently-owned businesses. Rhythms of the Village, a business two doors down, hosts a market and festival in the parking lot behind the store bi-annually, which Hopkins vends at and which brings a big crowd of locals.
The energy inside Oh Happy Days is calming and quiet. A fan hums to circulate air, and music softly plays through speakers. Tall wooden shelving lines the yellow walls of the space. On top of these shelves rest figurines from around the world, books, a framed photograph of the Dalai Lama, a small print of the peace sign, and the classic “Hippies Use Backdoor” sign. Works by artists, many local, hang from the walls. Tibetan prayer flags sway from the ceiling in front of the cash register that Hopkins works behind, preparing food orders.
By the afternoon, customers trail into the cafe, which one local describes as an “eclectic bohemian enterprise” with “the ambiance of an old-school beatnik hippie vibe.” Hopkins knows many of these customers by name because they eat here so often.
The menu is handwritten on cards that are tacked up by the cash register counter; and customer-favorite dishes include the tofu and tempeh stir-fry served over brown rice and steamed greens, a salad with a creamy dressing, and the Great Noodle Mix-Up: a combination of two different noodles with tofu and greens. Hopkins cooks all the hot food, while his assistant, Ann Earhard, bakes bread in-house. He says the most popular item on the menu is the soup of the day. “Soup is a marvelous invention. I can offer a good-sized bowl at a moderate price that is very nourishing. It’s a meal in a bowl if done correctly,” says Hopkins.
Customers can either eat at one of the three wooden tables inside or at smaller tables outside. “People just come here to relax,” says Hopkins. “It’s my morning prayer that the store be a place of refuge and nourishment for the community. People come here to eat.”
While perusing the many shelves, visitors can find plant-based cookies, vitamins, tinctures, teas, toothpaste, chips, and seed packets. A fridge of water, kombucha, yerba mate, and other drinks makes up one corner of the store. In this fridge, Hopkins puts leftover cooked vegetables for sale, as well as sandwiches filled with tofu and assorted vegetables that customers grab after hikes on a local trail. Bulk bins filled with teas, herbs, lentils, and nutritional yeast sit in the back of the store, along with baskets of fruits and vegetables.
The worker-owned food cooperatives sprinkled throughout the West Coast, one of which inspired Oh Happy Days, are enriching for the stomach, the spirit, and the local economy. One can grab a snack and a cold drink, then sit down for a bowl of soup, often bumping into a neighbor or friend. In Los Angeles County, it often feels like there is a dearth of these experiences, but Oh Happy Days, an unmistakably independent and community-driven joint, remains the San Gabriel Valley’s answer to this model of the hippie co-op. When asked how the community shapes Oh Happy Days, Hopkins says, “it’s kind of reciprocal. Altadena hasn’t changed that much. It’s still Altadena.”
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Hair, the legendary rock musical, bursts onto Altadena stage with its Grammy Award-winning score.By News DeskAltadena Music Theatre kicks off its first ever musical production on Labor Day weekend 2022. “Hair” will be playing at the Charles Farnsworth Amphitheater in Altadena, Sept. 1-4 at 8pm. A pre-show starting at 7:30pm will include special live music performed to familiar 60s tunes. Tickets go on sale August 2nd. For one week only you can get an early bird ticket special of $15, then...
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Altadena Music Theatre kicks off its first ever musical production on Labor Day weekend 2022. “Hair” will be playing at the Charles Farnsworth Amphitheater in Altadena, Sept. 1-4 at 8pm. A pre-show starting at 7:30pm will include special live music performed to familiar 60s tunes. Tickets go on sale August 2nd. For one week only you can get an early bird ticket special of $15, then tickets will be $20. Or you can wait to buy tickets to Hair at the door for $25. Visit altadenamusictheatre.com for tickets and information.
The show is produced by Sarah Azcarate, directed by Oliver Azcarate, choreographed by Melissa Schade, with music direction by Chris Wade. The cast has tremendous talent with Daniel Hartman and Steve Mazurek leading the Tribe as Claude and Berger, Brandon Dubuisson as Hud, Cruz St James as Woof, Cassidy Von Kronemann as Jeanie, Karlina Covington as Dionne, Scarlet Sheppard as Crissy and Sarah Azcarate taking the stage herself as Sheila.
But that just touches the surface as the rest of the Hair tribe is full of fun surprises by local artists and performers.
Altadena Music Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to enrich the Los Angeles community with the excitement of live musical theatre, arts advocacy and developmental youth programs. It is female owned and operated and encourages more women, people of color, and all community members to organize both in front, and behind the stage.
HairSept 1 — 47:00 pmLocationCharles Farnsworth Ampitheatre Altadena, CATicketsBuy tickets here.
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Celebrating its centennial this year, the annual tradition of Altadena’s Christmas Tree Lane will kick off with a lighting ceremony and winter festival on Saturday, Dec 10.“The trees on Christmas Tree Lane have been lit for 102 years,” Scott Wardlaw, President of the Altadena Christmas Tree Lane Association, said.“We are two years late, because due to covid and health concerns, we did not have our winter festival or lighting ceremony the last two years. Our actual centennial anniversary was 2020. The lig...
Celebrating its centennial this year, the annual tradition of Altadena’s Christmas Tree Lane will kick off with a lighting ceremony and winter festival on Saturday, Dec 10.
“The trees on Christmas Tree Lane have been lit for 102 years,” Scott Wardlaw, President of the Altadena Christmas Tree Lane Association, said.
“We are two years late, because due to covid and health concerns, we did not have our winter festival or lighting ceremony the last two years. Our actual centennial anniversary was 2020. The lights were first put up on the trees on Santa Rosa Avenue, which is Christmas Tree Lane in 1920. And we are the largest and oldest Christmas tree lighting display in the United States.”
Lighting Ceremony and Winter Festival
On Saturday, visitors will be looking at large video screens placed along the route so they can watch the lighting ceremony and program as they approach the stage.
This is a new feature for the benefit of people who may not be able to get near the stage, as the organizers are expecting more people than usual visiting Saturday night and the nights ahead.
Organizers are also putting up speakers down the lane, instead of just the stage, so visitors can listen clearly to what’s happening onstage.
County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has been invited to head the switch-on ceremony. U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, State Senator Anthony Portantino and State Assemblyman Chris Holden are expected to be in attendance, along with city officials and other dignitaries, Wardlaw said.
“Kathryn Barger will be doing the countdowns to the lights going on simultaneously at 6:30 p.m.,” he said. “The stage presentation is from 6 to 6:30, and at 6:30, that’s when Kathryn has the lights go on. I would advise everyone to come as early as they can because the largest crowd is during the stage presentation to see the lights and be under the trees when they go on. And getting there early is advised because there will be street parking primarily.”
Between 3 p.m. and the switch-on at 6:30 p.m., live music will be played by the Altadena and Elliot Magnet Arts Schools combined choir that’s composed of about 60 children, plus the John Muir High School Band. Members of the Nutcracker Suite Ballet Troupe who are performing in Pasadena will also be there.
The day also features a Winter Arts and Crafts Festival at the Altadena Library parking lot, with vendors selling holiday gift items. Food vendors and food trucks will be onsite selling budget gourmet. The Christmas Tree Lane is providing complimentary spiced hot cider, coffee and cocoa throughout the event.
Approximately 135 Deodar Cedar trees line Christmas Tree Lane, creating what is considered the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display in the world. Christmas Tree Lane is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated as a California State Landmark. Christmas Tree Lane is also recognized as the only botanical landmark in the State Registry.
Parking is limited on the streets surrounding the Altadena Library, at 600 E. Mendocino St.
Santa Rosa Ave. will be closed to vehicles after 4 p.m. Mariposa Street to Woodbury Road will be open only to pedestrians at 7 p.m. so they can walk under the umbrella of twinkling lights.
Wardlaw said four equestrian units from the LA County Sheriff’s Department will be in the area for the public to see. He added up to 30 vendors for craft and gifts, plus the Christmas Tree Lane Association’s own gift booth, will be onsite to sell holiday ware.
Altadena is proud to be continuing this tradition every year, Wardlaw added and thanked the volunteers who come with their family and friends to make sure the event is properly organized.
“It’s all volunteers,” he said. “And in spite of the fact that it’s a rotating cast of volunteers, we get many, many people who come back year after year to help us just out of the goodness of their hearts, and because they believe this is a good thing for the community.”
Altadena Christmas Tree Lane Association
An all-volunteer organization, the Altadena Christmas Tree Lane Association was incorporated in 1958 for the main purpose of making sure the trees are lit every year and preparations are made for accommodating hundreds of visitors who come during the holiday season to enjoy the sights.
Each year, volunteers begin the work of putting the lights up in the trees in September, after the county does tree trimming work on the Deodar trees on Christmas Tree Lane.
“Typically we’d work 10 weekends – weekends only, eight until noon each weekend from September until we finish putting up the lights in the fall,” Wardlaw said. “Then we need to take the lights down because of tree growth issues and weathering that would damage the lights and the lines. We don’t leave them up all year long and we take them down in the spring.”
Take-down work typically starts at the end of February, and takes about eight weekends to finish, he added.
The Christmas Tree Lane will be lit every night starting Dec. 10 through January 9 from 5:30 p.m. till midnight.
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HAIR will be playing at the Charles Farnsworth Amphitheater in Altadena, CA Sept 1-4 at 8pm.It is the dawning of The Age of Aquarius once again! The summer of love springs forth amongst the backdrop of war, political tyranny and cultural strife. A group of freedom fighters bound together by love, independent spirit and critical thought share the message that can heal the world. Hair, the legendary rock musical, bursts onto the stage with its Grammy Award-winning score. Exploring ideas of mind expansion, personal and collective right...
It is the dawning of The Age of Aquarius once again! The summer of love springs forth amongst the backdrop of war, political tyranny and cultural strife. A group of freedom fighters bound together by love, independent spirit and critical thought share the message that can heal the world. Hair, the legendary rock musical, bursts onto the stage with its Grammy Award-winning score. Exploring ideas of mind expansion, personal and collective rights, sexual and political revolution and peace, Hair remains relevant and as important to share with audiences as ever. The show is the ultimate call for the hopes of bringing the nation together. Unifying each other with the message of love, peace, and understanding.
Altadena Music Theatre kicks off its first ever musical production labor day weekend 2022. Altadena Music Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to enrich the Los Angeles community with the excitement of live musical theatre, arts advocacy and developmental youth programs. It is female owned and operated and encourages more women, people of color, and all community members to organize both in front, and behind the stage.
"Hair" will be playing at the Charles Farnsworth Amphitheater in Altadena, CA Sept 1-4 at 8pm. A pre-show starting at 7:30pm will include special live music performed to familiar 60s tunes, beer and wine for sale, along with it's own mini 'freedom festival' of merchandise. Tickets go on sale August 2nd. For $20 tickets, this will be the most affordable yet hottest ticket in town. For one week only you can get an early bird ticket special of $15, or wait to buy tickets at the door for $25. Visit altadenamusictheatre.com for tickets and information.
The show is produced by Sarah Azcarate, directed by Oliver Azcarate, choreographed by Melissa Schade, with music direction by Chris Wade. The cast has tremendous talent with Daniel Hartman and Steve Mazurek leading the Tribe as Claude and Berger, Brandon Dubuisson as Hud, Cruz St James as Woof, Cassidy Von Kronemann as Jeanie, Karlina Covington as Dionne, Scarlet Sheppard as Crissy and Sarah Azcarate taking the stage herself as Sheila. But that just touches the surface as the rest of the tribe is full of fun surprises by more local artists and performers like TV actress Sarah Habel. Also jumping on stage for Saturday and Sunday evening's performance will be Altadena's local Gaby Hoffmann of 'Transparent' and HBO's latest series hit 'Winning Time'.
Joining them are Michael Mullen, Jalen Friday, Kate Ly Johnston, Sean York, Sarah Lopez, Chelsea Maker, Ryan Maker, Lindy Jones, Molly Fowler, Jaya Mapleton, Ursula Knudson, Darcy French - Myerson, Kate Mallor, Athena Renee and Anne Bosi.
More than 4 million residents in Los Angeles County will be asked to suspend outdoor watering for 15 days next month while the Metropolitan Water District repairs a leak in a water pipeline.The repairs will take place from Sept. 6 to 20, and will impact the cities of Beverly Hills, Burbank, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, San Fernando and Torrance.Residents in the Central Basin Municipal Water District, Foothill Municipal Water District, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and West Basin Municipal Water District will also be...
More than 4 million residents in Los Angeles County will be asked to suspend outdoor watering for 15 days next month while the Metropolitan Water District repairs a leak in a water pipeline.
The repairs will take place from Sept. 6 to 20, and will impact the cities of Beverly Hills, Burbank, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, San Fernando and Torrance.
Residents in the Central Basin Municipal Water District, Foothill Municipal Water District, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and West Basin Municipal Water District will also be impacted.
The Central Basin Municipal Water District serves the communities of Cudahy, South Gate, Lynwood, Paramount, Willowbrook, Compton, Carson, Downey, Pico Rivera, Bell Gardens, La Habra Heights, Whittier, South Whittier, East Whittier, West Whittier-Los Nietos, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Montebello, East Los Angeles, Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell, Maywood, Commerce, Florence-Graham CDP, Walnut Park, Monterey Park, La Mirada, Cerritos, Lakewood, Bellflower, Signal Hill, Hawaiian Gardens and Artesia.
The Foothill Municipal Water District serves the communities of La Crescenta, Montrose, La Cañada Flintridge and Altadena.
The Three Valleys Municipal Water District serves the communities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Pomona, Covina, Walnut, Diamond Bar, and Rowland Heights.
The West Basin Municipal Water District serves the communities of Carson, Culver City, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Malibu, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates and West Hollywood.
Officials discovered a leak in the 36-mile Upper Feeder pipeline, which delivers water from the Colorado River to Southern California, earlier this year. The pipeline was running at a reduced capacity after a temporary repair while officials designed a more permanent solution.
“We need to make this urgent repair to ensure this infrastructure can continue serving Southern California in the immediate term and for years to come,” said Brent Yamasaki, systems operations manager for the Metropolitan Water District.
“While we do this work, we need people who normally get water from this pipeline to eliminate their outdoor water use to stretch the limited available water supplies. We don’t take this call lightly, but it is what is needed at this time.”
Officials provided tips to residents prior to the shutdown, including delaying new plantings until after Sept. 20, avoiding fertilizing lawns and plants and turning the sprinkler timer off on the evening of Sept. 5.