(from left to right) Kim McCleary, President, Town Hall Los Angeles; Dr. Keith L. Black, Chairman and Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Susan Galeas, Presdient and CEO, Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter; Carl E. Dickerson, Chairman of the Board, Dickerson Employee Benefits
One of Los Angeles' greatest characteristics is the stunning optimism of its citizens. Certainly the remarkable climate has something to do with it - the eternal Spring that creates a spotless mind. But the downside of this great climate is that people usually love it when it rains since there's finally "weather". But there are far too few rainy days for our growing population. Can't drink the ocean (yet), can't pump enough, borrow enough or recycle enough (yet) to meet the needs of the millions of people who water lawns, wash clothes (don't forget the cars) and themselves.