A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to honor an ambitious public records request by the San Diego Water Authority (SDWA), according to a news release issued by the latter.  The records are being sought for evidence that LADWP and other members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California conspired, through private meetings of their general managers, to deprive the San Diego agency of water at the appropriate rates. Other member agencies were cooperative in providing responsive records, showing that “LADWP’s top management was very active in the secret meeting group,” the news release says.