For years the vast green lawn of the Los Angeles California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a reliable sight on Santa Monica Boulevard in Westwood. I noticed this week the lawn has gone suddenly brown. A man in a tractor was hauling around dried brown grass cuttings. Don't know if this is a drought measure by the church, but if so I applaud them.
By the way: The Westwood temple, dedicated in 1956, is the second largest in the church, and was the first Mormon temple built in California. It sits on 13 acres purchased from the Harold Lloyd Motion Picture Company in 1937.