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Environmental Issues

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  • Workshop dishes the dirt on composting

    Workshop dishes the dirt on composting
    About 20 Glendale residents learned composting tips Saturday morning, at the city’s Integrated Waste Management building where Regina Wheeler showed residents the worms she maintains there that produce nutrient-rich fertilizer. Wheeler now feeds...
  • State appears headed for a mostly dry year

    State appears headed for a mostly dry year
    The December appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District Board President Richard Atwater to the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NASC) came at a time when, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor analysis, 85% of California was categorized as...
  • Average gasoline price in California hits nearly $4 a gallon

    Average gasoline price in California hits nearly $4 a gallon
    For the first time in months, most Californians are shelling out more than $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline. And with the busy summer driving season ahead, prices are likely to move even higher, fuel analysts said. It's a rite of spring as...
  • Gov. Brown announces drought emergency in California

    Gov. Brown announces drought emergency in California
    California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state on Friday, emphasizing what area water experts have warned locals about.  Brown's announcement comes as state reservoirs reach critically low levels and cities across the state have...
  • Glendale utility: No mandatory water conservation plans

    Glendale Water & Power officials don’t expect to implement mandatory conservation in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement last week that the state is suffering from a drought and called for residents to reduce their water use by 20%....
  • Liz Blackwelder, tireless advocate, dies at 93

    Liz Blackwelder, tireless advocate, dies at 93
    Elizabeth Blackwelder, a lifelong equestrian and trails conservationist whose dogged persistence and love of nature led to the creation of a complex and beautiful network of trails throughout the Foothills, passed away in her home in the early morning...
  • Early water board election results lean toward incumbents

    It appears the three incumbents on the Crescent Valley Water District board may retain their seats, according to early election results Tuesday night. With two out of seven precincts reporting, James Bodnar had received 512 votes, or about 32% of the...
  • Incumbents win reelection on CV Water District board

    The three incumbents on the Crescenta Valley Water District board will serve another four years, according to election results from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. With three open seats on the board in Tuesday's election, James...
  • La Cañada joins city alliance to study 710 Freeway tunnel project

    La Cañada joins city alliance to study 710 Freeway tunnel project
    The city of La Cañada Flintridge has joined four other cities — Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Sierra Madre — in an alliance designed to respond quickly and efficiently to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) underway by Metro and...
  • GWP eyes money for drought projects

    As state lawmakers expect to release roughly $687 million of funding for shovel-ready projects to reduce the impacts of California’s current drought, Glendale Water & Power officials are looking to grab some of that cash. There are four projects...
  • La Cañada school board reviews interim budget

    The second interim financial report was approved by the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board on March 11, with an updated version to be presented at next month's meeting after the results of the March 4 parcel tax election have been...
  • Caltech bioengineer selected for high honor

    Caltech bioengineer selected for high honor
    La Cañada resident and Caltech bioengineer Frances Arnold has been selected for induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her pioneering work in bioengineering and directed evolution, Caltech announced this week. Arnold, a co-inventor on...