- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New Los Angeles County wine is not on the horizon since the Board of Supervisors have imposed a temporary ban on new or expanded vineyards in a large area of the northern Santa Monica Mountains to help manage the severe drought in the region.

City News Service reports that Supervisor Sheila Kuehl says the ban is a temporary step designed to give county planners time to review water issues as they relate to vineyards.

The ban affects the 32-square-mile Santa Monica Mountains North Area, which includes unincorporated land west of the city of Los Angeles and reaching the Ventura County line, adjacent to Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village.

The board is expected to revisit the issue during a public hearing July 28.

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