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Environmental Issues

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  • Residents complain, GWP officials explain proposed electricity rate hikes

    At Glendale Water & Power's final community meeting Thursday on a series of proposed electricity rate hikes, some residents said they understood the need, they just wish it wasn't such a steep increase. "We are all hurting," said resident Edward...
  • Friedman vote brings backlash

    Upset that they weren’t consulted when a colleague voted against a nearly $900,000 rebate from an agency that provides most of Glendale’s water, City Council members this week pushed for new guidelines on how regional board decisions are...
  • Forest Service has aircraft set to start firefighting at night

    Forest Service has aircraft set to start firefighting at night
    The U.S. Forest Service, in a major policy change prompted by the devastating 2009 Station fire, has a helicopter and fixed-wing plane ready to begin night operations to battle wildfires, federal lawmakers told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday....
  • Glendale Historial Society wants building saved

    Glendale Historial Society wants building saved
    This story has been corrected, see below for details. The Glendale Historical Society is hoping that a mixed-use development that recently won preliminary city approval for a plan to build apartments and commercial space in south Glendale won't...
  • Clark Magnet teacher wins coveted award

    Clark Magnet teacher wins coveted award
    Clark Magnet High School teacher Dominique Evans-Bye is one of 11 teachers across the country — and the only one in California — to win a coveted environmental award that honors her innovative and hands-on approach to teaching science. An...
  • Review finds mud-blocking K-rails no longer needed in La Cañada

    Review finds mud-blocking K-rails no longer needed in La Cañada
    Three years after the Station fire denuded the hills above La Cañada Flintridge, a federal agency has determined that important earth-holding vegetation has recovered to the point that bulky concrete barriers put in place to protect homes from mudflows...
  • Glendale Unified School District hopes to go green with pool

    With the groundbreaking of Glendale Unified's new aquatic center still a year away, school officials have hired a firm to explore adding renewable energy sources to the pool's design to save on future operating costs. The outdoor pool will be built at...
  • Animal control officials seek to assure Glendale residents about coyotes

    Animal control officials seek to assure Glendale residents about coyotes
    Animal control officials on Monday sought to ease concerns among Glendale residents unnerved by the prevalence of coyotes in their neighborhoods, saying the canines do play an important role in the local ecosystem and pose little threat to humans. At the...
  • Glendale Unified's Clark Magnet gets second Blue Ribbon distinction

    Glendale Unified's Clark Magnet gets second Blue Ribbon distinction
    Clark Magnet High School was named a national Blue Ribbon school for the second time, Glendale Unified officials announced Monday. The award recognizes private and public schools that make significant academic progress on federal benchmarks. Clark Magnet...
  • History could save Verdugo Hills Golf Course

    History could save Verdugo Hills Golf Course
    L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon is moving to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course from residential development by adding it to the city's list of historic and cultural monuments. It's the latest in a series of moves — including rezoning and...
  • Water probe involves Disney

    Water probe involves Disney
    Federal and state regulators are investigating whether a vintage air conditioning system at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank played a role in contaminating groundwater with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal widely used in aerospace manufacturing...
  • Foothill Municipal Water District tells users less is more

    Local water officials continue to push clients to use water conservation measures, offering an array of rebates to residents who upgrade fixtures and appliances or replace grassy lawns with less thirsty plants. The Foothill Municipal Water District is...