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Environmental Issues

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  • New LCUSD school board gets straight to work

    New LCUSD school board gets straight to work
    The newly formed La Caņada Unified School District Governing Board got down to business Tuesday night after a transition ceremony and reception, deciding to draft a resolution addressing its concerns with current plans by the Los Angeles County Department...
  • Glendale City Council expected to approve 100th historic property

    Glendale City Council expected to approve 100th historic property
    It looked other-worldly, three-stories high and offering 55,000 square feet of floor space, floating above four triangular posts at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and East Broadway. “It was kind of like a spaceship. It just hovered there,”...
  • Start the Presses: Moving on from climate change

    Start the Presses: Moving on from climate change
    For the past week or so, I’ve been receiving emails from MoveOn.org requesting that we refuse to run letters to the editor that deny climate change. When I first saw this request — in the form of an online petition started by a Burbank...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wet weather helps, but not enough to end drought

    Wet weather helps, but not enough to end drought
    While last weekend’s wet weather was a welcome reprieve, it wasn’t enough to wash away a statewide drought that is tracking close to the worst one ever in California’s history, said a representative from Glendale’s water supplier...
  • GWP expands 'smart meter' pilot project

    Glendale Water & Power is expanding its program to help customers better monitor and control their electrical and water use with a new energy-saving tool — a thermostat that can be controlled from a smartphone. In the first phase of the project...
  • Chromium study costs OK'd by Glendale City Council

    The budget for Glendale’s long-running research into a cancer-causing contaminant found in the city’s groundwater is set to jump to roughly $11 million as the City Council this week approved another $1.1 million in grant funding. But after...
  • 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...
  • Water plants every other day, CVWD says

    Crescenta Valley Water District customers have been asked to water their lawns and plants every other day following Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to California residents to reduce water consumption by 20% in the wake of a statewide drought warning....