A Celebration of Life for Susan Trager

Hosted by the Laguna Beach Water District, a Celebration of Life for Susan Trager Announcement is presented below.

Link to the Celebration of Life Announcement Flyer or click on the above image.

A Tribute, Resolution, and Other News

The following is a transcript of the comments made in the Superior Court of the State of California – for the County of Los Angeles – Department 316 – Hon. Jack Komar presiding. We thank Judge Komar and the attorneys present in the court who acknowledged the passing of one of their colleagues.

March 24, 2011 – In Solemn Memory of Susan Trager

The following is Resolution 2011-5 adopted during the April Board of Directors Meeting of the San Luis Rey Municipal Water District. We thank Vic Pankey, Bill Pankey and Directors Veysey, Fritz, and Yarger for their kind words of appreciation in remembering their District Legal Counsel of 30 years.

Resolution 2011-5 Commemorating the Late Susan Trager

The following is a modified page of the Orange County Water Association April 2011 Newsletter Water Matters.

April 2011 OCWA Water Matters

The following is a modified page of the Association of California Water Agencies April 2011 Newsletter ACWA News.

April 2011 ACWA News

The following is a modified page of The Little Guild  Spring 2011 Newsletter. The Little Guild of West Cornwall, CT is one of Susan’s favorite charities. We thank everyone who made a donation in the name of Susan Trager.

Spring 2011 Newsletter of The Little Guild

The following is a news article commenting on the “brilliant and tenacious water rights attorney Suasn Trager” in the selection of a new General Counsel for the Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District.

CSD Selects New Legal Counsel

In Memory of Susan M. Trager

Please scroll below the photo to access links to all published online articles on the passing of Susan.  Links will be added if we discover additional tributes and/or news articles.

Susan M. Trager

1947 – 2011

A Message from the Trager Family
Members of the Trager Family wish to extend their sincere appreciation for the outpouring of support and kind words of condolences we have received from the many friends and colleagues of Susan.
Our Family wishes to let everyone know that we are coordinating with the Laguna Beach County Water District in the planning of a Celebration of Life for Susan which will be held at a later date.
We wish to thank you all for your patience at this difficult time for us.
Laurie Trager, Frank Trager, Phil Trager, and Nettie Trager-Fuellenkemper

Private family services will be held in Connecticut.

Susan M. Trager – Obituary (with Guest/Memory Book)
The Orange County Register

Susan M. Trager – Obituary (with Guest/Memory Book)
Los Angeles Times

Water expert was first woman on Laguna Beach water commission
Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot

Property Rights Attorney Trager Dies

Water-Rights Attorney Dies
San Bernardino County Sun

Longtime Local Water Attorney and LB Water District Commissioner, Dies
Stu News Laguna

Susan Trager, noted water rights attorney, dies
The Orange County Register

Images, credentials, and notices from the extraordinary life of Susan Trager.

Click on SMT’s Card to launch a visual slideshow.

So, you want to be a big time Water Lawyer?
Compare your resume to this 1974 version from the personal files of SMT.

1974 SMT Resume

Water from a Southern California/Sacramento Perspective

By Tom Philip

And now for something completely different–a look at your water problems from a Southern California perspective.

I work for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Up until three years ago, my paycheck had come from a Northern California newspaper. But I went over to The Wet Side. Now the Chronicle has asked me to share a different vantage point on our not-so-little water problems of the day.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/tphilp/detail?entry_id=72900#ixzz10UZdLP86

State water board to vote on proposal requiring Malibu to install its first central sewer system

Septic tanks and leach pits could soon be endangered commodities in Malibu.

On Tuesday, the State Water Resources Control Board is slated to vote in Sacramento on a proposal to require the coastal community to install its first central sewer system, cease permits for new septic setups and phase out hundreds of existing small-scale systems by 2019.

Chronic pollution in Malibu Creek and Lagoon and Surfrider Beach — and repeated failures by Malibu to address the problem — spurred the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board last November to propose the septic ban for a large area of central and eastern Malibu. The state board typically supports regional panels’ recommendations.

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Santa Ana River was West’s greatest flood hazard

Special to The Press-Enterprise

With California in a long drought the last few years, it is easily forgotten that the state has had great disastrous floods. Three great floods in California have affected the Inland Empire since 1862.

In 1862, the population of the state was 500,000, with 100,000 living in San Francisco. During the flood, the Sacramento area became an inland sea with water over the tops of telegraph poles. Two large lakes were formed by the Santa Ana River in the Inland Empire and in Orange County. The community of Agua Mansa near Colton was destroyed. One-third of the property in California was destroyed and the state capital was temporarily moved from Sacramento to San Francisco.

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Boxer, Fiorina and the Delta

U.S. Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina argues that water shortages in California’s farm country are indicative of wider economic challenges facing California, and that if elected she would try to loosen environmental restrictions on Delta water pumping.

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A spokesman for incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer counters that her efforts to make it easier to buy water and to increase supplies without bending environmental rules are sufficient.

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