Russ Yelburton, deputy chief of Los Angeles Water & Power, died yesterday at the age of 84. “We’re… well, we’re not anxious for this to get around, but we have been diverting a little water to irrigate orange groves in the northwest valley. As you know, the farmers there have no legal right to our water, and since the drought we’ve had to cut them off. The city comes first, naturally. But we’ve been trying to help some of them out, keep them from going under. Naturally when you divert water, you get a little runoff.”