In Los Angeles, More Homeowners Are Getting Rid of Their Lawns

From a New York Times story by Jill Cowan headlined “In Los Angeles, the Grass Isn’t Always Greener This Year”:

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — Erin Brockovich made her name decades ago as an environmental activist who exposed corporate wrongdoing that polluted drinking water.

So she felt a bit defensive when a television reporter asked how her name landed on a list of water guzzlers during a dire California drought. At one point last year, she received a $1,700 bill for two months of water and fines.