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May 31, 2007
Theodore Payne Foundation presents Carol Bornstein, co-author of the beautiful book, "California Native Plants for the Garden" and Director of Living Collections and Nursery at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, as guest instructor for California Native Plant Horticulture on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will cover the true definition of "native plant," why natives are valuable, plant communities, plant requirements, the time...
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May 17, 2007
May is water awareness month and, to celebrate, Crescenta Valley Water District is hosting a Water Awareness Day with a free barbecue and open house for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at 3730 Glenwood Ave., La Crescenta. The National Weather Service warns that this summer will be one of the hottest on record. Southern California has already seen several brush fires, some very close to home as with the Griffith Park fire where smoke and ash rained down on La Cañada.
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February 13, 2013
It was wonderful to read about the volunteers replacing ivy with native plants at Cherry Canyon , where I hike. It was a shock to learn that the city would plant invasive ivy when Descanso Gardens is trying to remove it from around oaks. Descanso is expanding its native plant areas, which is why, as a recent retiree, I am becoming a volunteer for that work. With a growing need to conserve water and protect native wildlife, La Cañada should be part of the growing appreciation of California-native plants, not trying to plant ivy that harms the native oaks in Cherry Canyon.
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July 16, 2009
DeFond earns Eagle Scout Award Jeff DeFond of La Cañada Troop 501 recently earned his Eagle Scout Award. DeFond is a senior at Flintridge Preparatory where he enjoys history and English, runs cross-country and track and participates in the improvisation comedy group, Comedy Sportz. DeFond began in scouting as a Tiger Cub and completed his Arrow of Light at Paradise Canyon’s Pack 519 under the guidance of den leader Elyse Kilbride. He joined La Cañada Congregational Church Troop 501 in 2003 where he has especially enjoyed the Troop’s ‘survival’-oriented outings including Snow Camp and Desert Survival.
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March 26, 2014
As you are all aware, we are in a serious drought statewide and the governor has asked everyone to do their part and reduce their water use by 20%. One of the key ways you can conserve is to limit your outdoor water use. Typically in our area more than 50%, and in some cases, as much as 75% of water use goes to irrigating outdoor landscapes. If your turf springs back when stepped on, it does not need watering. Have your gardeners raise their lawn mowers to allow for a longer turf blade which will help your lawn retain more moisture and stay greener longer.
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By Sara Cardine,sara.cardine@latimes.com | February 27, 2014
Greg Foley had a vision in mind last year when he began ripping out the beautifully green grass in the frontyard of his La Crescenta home. Neighbors were leery, but he had a mission to replace the water-wasting sod with something more suitable to California's dry climate - succulents. "I was raised in the Midwest, where everybody has green grass," Foley explained. "Here, that's crazy. We live in a desert. Why are we wasting all this water?" He replaced half his lawn with drought-tolerant plantings, and is now working on completing the project.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 25, 2011
There's a new plant covering the hills and trails above La Cañada Flintridge with fields of gorgeous lavender flowers that have sprouted up in the void left by the 2009 Station fire. But be careful to look, not touch, because this plant, the Poodle Dog Bush, can cause an itchy, burning rash much like poison oak. Bart O'Brien, director of Special Projects at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, said that the Poodle Dog Bush, Eriodictyon Parryi (also known as Turricula Parryi) tends to grow in abundance after a major fire or other event that disturbs the soil.
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By Megan O'Neil | December 10, 2009
Foothill Municipal Water District officials are urging local residents to ratchet up their water conservation efforts after the California Department of Water Resources announced last week it would allocate just 5% of total contracted water deliveries. It is the lowest initial allocation percentage in the 42-year history of the State Water Project. “The 5% initial allocation of State Water Project supplies for calendar year 2010 by the Department of Water Resources stresses the magnitude of the water crisis in California and increases Foothill’s desire to gain more independence from imported water well into the future,” said Robert Gomperz, president of the FMWD board of directors.
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By Ruth Longoria | July 23, 2009
Californians pretty much know there’s a water shortage. In order to have enough water available despite the past three years of drought, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently asked people across the state to reduce water use by 20% by the year 2020. So, it’s little surprise local agencies have asked residents to consider replacing current landscaping with California native plants that use less water for upkeep, take fewer and shorter showers, water outside landscaping twice a week on approved days only — the various water departments that service the Foothills are specifying which two days for that segment of the city — and use other methods of conserving water.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 25, 2007
If you?ve driven down Oakwood Avenue in the last week, chances are you?ve seen a dramatic difference by the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library. But, don?t be distressed; the current dirt-scape will be replaced with far lovelier landscaping in coming weeks, said Linda Fults, president of La Cañada Valley Beautiful, the group responsible for the turf turning. About 400 square feet of what library staff called ?rat-infested ivy? and other brush and plants were removed this week in the first step of La Cañada Valley Beautiful?
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May 31, 2007
Theodore Payne Foundation presents Carol Bornstein, co-author of the beautiful book, "California Native Plants for the Garden" and Director of Living Collections and Nursery at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, as guest instructor for California Native Plant Horticulture on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will cover the true definition of "native plant," why natives are valuable, plant communities, plant requirements, the time...
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May 17, 2007
May is water awareness month and, to celebrate, Crescenta Valley Water District is hosting a Water Awareness Day with a free barbecue and open house for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at 3730 Glenwood Ave., La Crescenta. The National Weather Service warns that this summer will be one of the hottest on record. Southern California has already seen several brush fires, some very close to home as with the Griffith Park fire where smoke and ash rained down on La Cañada.
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