Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Flooded after a water main break

                                                            Photo Credit: Ben Brayfield

Almost two years after UCLA unveiled $136 million renovations to Pauley Pavilion, the school is going to have to put more money aside to restore the legendary basketball arena.
The court which saw future Pro Basketball Hall Of Famers such as Bill Walton and the former Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) suit up for the Bruins suffered a horrible defeat Tuesday afternoon.
Per Yahoo Sports, the water main ruptured at roughly 3:30 p.m., flooding Sunset Boulevard and several campus parking facilities. 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters the pipe involved was from 1921 and could not be shut off immediately to prevent further damage to the system.
The timing of the water main break is not ideal for a state already in the midst of a drought. 
California had already implemented emergency water-conservation measures earlier Tuesday that included fines of up to $500 per day for using a hose to clean a sidewalk or other wasteful behaviors.
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