Gil Cedillo

Essential California: The No. 1 water guzzler in California

Good morning. It is Friday, Oct. 2. A mountain lion popped up in Hesperia — on top of a utility pole. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: #mailchimp-subscribe { font:14px Georgia,Serif; line-height: 30px;} Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Conservation figures Californians saved water in August, though not as much as they did in the months immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown's call for conservation. Water use dropped 27% in August compared with the same month in 2013. State water officials are concerned that conservation efforts will drop off during the winter, when the weather turns cold and potentially wet thanks to El Niño. Los Angeles...