Archive for October, 2011

Bicycle The LA River: A Photo Guide To Your Next Adventure

The LA River is an integral part of our City. It’s one of our lifelines of sorts as it reduces flooding and carries runoff to the ocean. Yet, most of us have never actually seen the river other than driving over it on an overpass. That can now change, as a bikeway follows the majority…

Solar Trash Compactor Hits The Streets of LA

It may sound like an eco-giant with a huge appetite. In fact, maybe it is. The BigBelly Solar trashcan is hungry for trash and powered by, you guessed it, the sun! Developed by entrepreneur James Poss, the BigBelly Solar trash compactor can hold four times as much trash as a normal trashcan. Recently, two BigBelly…

Plant Trees In The South LA Wetlands Park!

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, will be planting 40 trees near the South LA Wetlands Park and volunteers are needed! This project is part of the Million Trees LA program and compliments the nearly completed South LA Wetlands Park, which aids in…

Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer Project Update, October 12, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working on the Central Interceptor Relief Sewer (CIRS) to provide additional capacity to handle the increased flows of stormwater from the eight completed Low Flow Diversion (LFDs) structures. The completed CIRS will assist the City in complying with the Santa Monica Bay Beaches Dry Weather Bacteria TMDL requirement, making…

Paula Daniels Leaves Board of Public Works to Rally New Sustainable Food System For Los Angeles

By Tonya E. Durrell When I sat down with Paula Daniels, Senior Advisor to Mayor Villaraigosa, to talk about her new role in jumpstarting a sustainable regional food system in the City, it was clear that she would approach the challenge with the same savvy and vigor she brought to the Board of Public Works…

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