Archive for 2017

Green With Native Garden Envy

Autumn is the perfect season to start a native garden. The soil is still warm, which helps the root system of young plants grow healthy and strong, and the outdoor temperature turns cooler, putting less stress on the new plantings. And fall is water-wise. Shorter days, milder temperatures and (knock on wood) the occasional rain…

One Less Spark May Mean One Less Wildfire

The recent local fires and Santa Ana wind conditions here in Southern California are a reminder that fire season is here. Additionally, the increased vegetation in local hills as a result of the heavy rains this last winter means that there’s more fire fuel out there. To keep Angelenos safe during the next few months,…

Turning Favorite Polluters Into Favorite Neighbors

We all have a “favorite polluter” in our community. That one person who doesn’t pick up after their dog on walks or allows their dog to run free to leave “presents” all over the neighborhood. So, how do you deal with them? How do you get them to change their polluting ways and begin picking…

Dog Days of Summer

Summer is here and the livin’ is easy! For your family, your friends and especially your pets, summer is probably a time to have fun, relax and soak in some sun. However, summer can also be a constant battle to escape the heat. You likely have a game plan that includes water fun and popsicles…

Woofing Around LA’s Watersheds

Calling all dog owners: keep your pets active this summer by heading to a paw-friendly park in your local watershed! Wait, what’s a watershed you might ask? Simply put, a watershed is an area of land that collects water and redirects it to a river, lake, or ocean. Did you know that any surface street…

Tips For An Ocean-Friendly Barbecue

People always say that Los Angeles doesn’t have seasons. We disagree. We can always tell that it’s summer by the inescapable desire to fire up the grill and throw a good old fashioned backyard barbecue. Celebrate the season with pride, Angelenos! Just be sure to also honor Mother Earth with these ocean-friendly tips that save water,…

LA Sanitation Launches recycLA

LA Sanitation has launched a new business and multifamily waste collection program, “recycLA.” This trailblazing program will provide waste and recycling services to 80,000 commercial and multifamily accounts in Los Angeles, many of which have not had the opportunity to recycle under the current system.   With Los Angeles being the first city in the U.S.…

“Come Together” for Kids Ocean Day

On Thursday May 25th, nearly 4,500 Los Angeles-area students as well as teachers and volunteers participated in the 24th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean up at Dockweiler State Beach. Celebrating this year’s theme of “Come Together” for the ocean, students cleaned the beach and formed a human aerial art piece in the sand.  Third…

Got Bulk?

We’ve all got that old broken filing cabinet or 1980s floral couch or lumpy mattress that is taking up space in our garage and that we’ve been promising ourselves we’ll get rid of some day. That some day has arrived and LA Sanitation wants to help! LA Sanitation is hosting Keep Los Angeles Clean Free Bulky…

Albion Riverside Park Breaks Ground

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Gil Cedillo joined City staff and community members on May 6 to break ground on the much-anticipated Albion Riverside Park. The six-acre triangle-shaped project site is situated adjacent to the Los Angeles River, north of Main Street and south of Spring Street. In 2009, the City of Los…

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