Posts Tagged City of Los Angeles

Working Together To Beautify LA

The City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification (OCB) aims to “Keep Los Angeles Beautiful” and free of graffiti and litter.  To accomplish this, OCB provides graffiti removal services, clean up assistance and programs that empower the community to take action towards beautifying their neighborhood. OCB encourages residents and community…

Cleaner Beaches Ahead for Venice and Its Visitors

Venice Beach is one of Southern California’s most popular tourist destinations, second only to Disneyland. It has been a film set to more than 60 movies, and annually, almost eight million tourists stroll along its board walk, enjoy its eclectic vibe, and watch surfers navigate its thundering waves. A City of Los Angeles Proposition O…

Thinking Outside the Box Creates a Booth in a Box

Are you the organizer of your local farmer’s market?  Is your neighborhood council planning a Spring resource fair? Are you helping a local rescue group host a dog adoption festival? Would you like to have free City of Los Angeles Stormwater information and outreach materials at an upcoming community event? If you answered yes to…

Lawn Be Gone: Score Some Cash by Removing Your Grass

Maintaining a grass lawn can be a hassle. Keeping your grass green and looking healthy means watering and mowing on a regular basis. We bet there have been plenty of times when you just wanted to give up and tear it all out. Well, if you really want to go green and stop all that…

LID Ordinance Passes City Council!

If you haven’t already heard, allow us to be the bearers of some great news – the Los Angeles Low Impact Development Ordinance passed City Council! On Friday, December 17 the City Council passed the LID Ordinance on unanimous consent on the very last council meeting of the year. If you want to check out…

Share Your LA River Stories

by Joyce Amaro When I was student at Monterey Highlands Elementary School, my 5th grade class took a field trip to the Los Angeles Zoo. The experience I remember most about the day was driving up the Golden State Freeway on a slow-moving, yellow dinosaur-sized school bus and seeing, for the first time, all the…

LA Stormwater Projects Map

Seeing is believing. So take a virtual tour of the LA Stormwater Program’s major past, present and future water improvement projects around the LA River watershed. There is sure to be at least one near you if you live in the area, so click on the map and explore these cool projects. To learn more about…

The Los Angeles River: An Original Hollywood Star

Tarzan paddled along its willowed banks in movies of the 1930s. The Moderne arches of its 6th Street bridge provided a gritty backdrop for the race scene in Grease. Terminators raced through its concreted channels in Terminator 2. Ever since Hollywood found its home here in Los Angeles back at the turn of the 20th…

Low Impact Development Ordinance Meeting on November 4 at 1:30p.m.

Dear Clean Water Supporter, We invite you to attend a Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting. The meeting details are as follows: Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation, Media Technical Center, 2714 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065, Upstairs Training…

A Forgotten Creek Will Lead the Way

For nearly half a century, the North Atwater Creek has been all but forgotten. Set in the Glendale-Narrows portion of the Los Angeles River, this natural creek has become overgrown with non-native grasses and invasive exotic species such as the Mediterranean Castor oil plant. A man-made creek, the soil in its unstable banks is contaminated…

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