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DWP’s former emergency management overseer sues city alleging he lost his job for speaking out against wrongdoing

The man who oversaw DWP security and emergency management before being fired in January sued the city and the department today, alleging he lost his job for speaking out about safety lapses and alleged employee wrongdoing in the department. Patrick Findley filed the retaliation suit in Los Angeles Superior Court. He seeks unspecified damages. “The […]

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DWP contractor accused of over-billing the city and spending the money on lavish bachelor parties

Attorneys for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power filed court papers today alleging the contractor that handled the troubled rollout of the utility’s billing system three years ago intentionally over-billed the city and spent the money, in part, on prostitutes and two lavish bachelor parties in Las Vegas. An attorney for PricewaterhouseCoopers, however, […]

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Heat wave electricity demand sets records

With an oppressive heat wave sending temperatures into the triple digits across much of the city, electricity demand by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers set a record for the month of June yesterday. According to the DWP, peak energy demand for the day reached 6,080 megawatts, besting the previous record for a […]

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