Good morning. It is Saturday, June 27. Here are some stories you don't want to miss this weekend.
California’s battle goes national: The historic
The 1% are different -- even in water use: It's no surprise that the top 1% of Los Angeles water users are clustered in some of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods. Places like Brentwood, Bel-Air and Pacific Palisades with large lots and lush landscape. The Department of Water and Power is now targeting the 1% with letters urging owners to cut down. Some owners are responding. "We've hit a nerve," A DWP official said. "It's one that shows the public consciousness has risen to a higher level than I believe it ever has been before."
This week's most popular stories in Essential California
How well is your community saving water? This drought report card from the
L.A. Timesgraphics department breaks down the stats.
Three stories from Times columnist Steve Lopez illustrate the housing challenges in Los Angeles, from one family sharing a studio apartment to a woman forced to bathe outside.
LA Weekly offers a history of the strange, and sometimes gross, creatures that wash up on Southern California beaches.
What does Dodger Stadium look like from the point of view of a pug? This L.A. Times video gives a glimpse into that world.
A National Park Service photo gallery via 89.3 KPCC of a typical family dinner ... if your family is made up of mountain lions who enjoy a bit of mule deer.
ICYMI, here are this week's Great Reads
Fading from view: As a diabetes-related disease steals his sight, a Belgian animator has learned to direct cartoons instead of draw them. Legally blind in one eye and lacking all peripheral vision, Paul Demeyer sees "life through a keyhole" but nonetheless has found satisfaction in his new creative endeavors.
Theatrical reenactment: Thousands of migrants fleeing war and oppression have journeyed to Greece in recent years seeking refugee status. What they've found is an artistic community waiting to turn their suffering into art, and art into catharsis.
Tuesday: Transportation officials and Mayor
Thursday: Long Beach dedicates