AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“There’s a lot of work that has to be done,” he said. “The desire is to open it by the end of this year, but we don’t know if that’s possible.” The visitors center features rooms filled with displays and graphics showing the path Southern California’s water takes from the north and just how much of the resource it takes for various tasks. It boasts 160,000 visitors a year who pull off Interstate 5 in the Grapevine area for a look – and often a bathroom break, Strickland said. [email protected] (661) 257-5251 ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – The shuttered Vista del Lago Visitors Center overlooking Pyramid Lake will be saved, a state Department of Water Resources official said this week. Sensors implanted around the popular center after severe slides during the 2004 winter storms show no ground movement over the past six months, said Don Strickland, a water resources spokesman in Sacramento. “It was a really wet winter down there,” Strickland said. “We know that the whole area was saturated and there were other slides in the area. It doesn’t appear to be an ongoing problem.” Officials hope to go to bid this summer in search of a company to repair water lines and other utilities serving Vista del Lago, work that was delayed until it was determined the ground was not shifting. The ground eroded right up to the walls of the 13-year-old, $13 million hilltop center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!