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By Mary O’Keefe | April 24, 2008
Mountain Avenue Elementary first grader Kathy Mendoza listened to her teacher, Laurie McFarlane, talk about the importance of recycling. Her teacher shared a story about a fourth grader, Blake Omartian, that was recycling to raise money for the Mountain Avenue sixth grade trip to Washington, D.C. Kathy decided she wanted to do something to help Blake. She went to her grandmother who, along with a family friend, agreed to save their recyclables for Blake. ?I thought it would be a nice way to help him go to Washington,?
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By Sophia Eckerle | April 2, 2009
Summer is quickly approaching, and with it, the promise of heat and drought. Water is more crucial than ever during the summer months, but why? Why does it even matter? Does saving water really help the planet? These questions are common ones, but ones easily answered. And the answer is yes. Yes, water needs to be conserved, and all our contributions are crucial, even if they don’t seem like much at the time. But what is water to us? Why should we bother to save it? Water is the vital ingredient of life, and without it none of us would survive.
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April 16, 2009
Community Center plans e-waste event The Community Center of La Cañada is celebrating Earth Day this year by sponsoring an electronic waste collection event alongside TRI, a state-approved recycler. The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in the Community Center’s parking lot, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. According to an E-waste research group at Griffith University, 70% of heavy metals and 40% of lead contents found in landfills come from e-waste.
NEWS
March 10, 2005
Living in La Cañada, sometimes we forget how fortunate we are to live in such a nice place. We have good public and private schools, clean parks, and a low crime rate - just a few of the luxuries of an uncrowded suburb of Los Angeles. We even have our own movie theater! But in order to stay that way, we, as citizens, need to keep our end of the deal. If we don't respect the city by littering and polluting, our nice city will become a bad place to live. We need to be more careful of where we throw away our trash - in the bins, not the ground.
NEWS
July 14, 2005
I am a consumer; therefore I generate trash. And finding a place for trash is a big long-term problem for our society. So I work carefully to separate out the green waste and recyclables, keeping the part of my trash that ends up in landfills at less than one barrel a week. But my trash hauler is making a mockery of my efforts. This morning I watched them mingle the recycling, the yard waste, and the garbage into the same dumpster on the back of a pickup, then head down the street.
NEWS
August 24, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge residents who wish to recycle their dead batteries have a number of local disposal options. There are materials in batteries that can be recycled, limiting destructive mining operations while keeping harmful materials out of landfills, where they can leach into water supplies. If you have a cell phone, rechargeable, lithium or alkaline batteries (but not auto batteries) you can drop them off at one of these participating businesses. Alkaline batteries can be delivered to these businesses in one plastic bag, all other batteries should be bagged separately.
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By Sara Cardine | August 1, 2013
Supplying water to thousands of homes and buildings in a semi-arid climate threaded by dwindling river systems is no small task. Foothill residents currently get less than half their water from local groundwater basins and canyon runoff. The remaining 60% is imported from faraway sources such as the Sacramento/San Joaquin Bay/Delta Watershed and the Colorado River, and supply is at the mercy of drought conditions and regulations occurring hundreds of miles away. Now local officials with the Foothill Municipal Water District have a plan to create more locally sourced water.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
What once was a filing room at Glendale Adventist Medical Center is now a second home for cancer patients to rest and relax between appointments. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 11 at Glendale Adventist's Center for Cancer Services celebrated the opening of Ingeborg's Place Apart's new location. Ingeborg's Place Apart is a room that provides cancer patients with a soothing and supportive environment to relax between appointments, procedures or classes. A wide range of educational materials or specialty image enhancement products like wigs, hats or scarves are available to patients there.
FEATURES
March 29, 2007
It's a sight that is invariably familiar to anyone who has ever received a hair cut. A client no sooner leaves the stylist's chair than an assistant wielding a broom arrives on the scene to sweep up the clippings. However, if La Cañada Flintridge resident Linda Ok can make it happen, she and 59 of her fellow teen philanthropists will find a salon not only willing to cut their hair ? each girl has committed to saying goodbye to a good 10 inches of growth ? but also willing to donate those clippings to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs for children with permanent hair loss.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 15, 2011
It’s no secret the Foothill Car Wash Lube Oil and Detail Center has gone green. The giant solar panels on top of the car wash are dead giveaways and there are multiple signs posted at the site, in the 2300 block of Foothill Boulevard. It’s safe to say Steve Berkman, the owner of the business, isn’t shy about his newly-acquired power. “We provide 60% of our electricity [with solar power] and that’s significant in this business. We use a lot of electricity,” said Berkman, whose solar panels at the Foothill Car Wash have been up and running since March 8. It’s also significant because the installation saves Foothill Car Wash, in business for 25 years, quite a bit of green.
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By Sara Cardine | August 1, 2013
Supplying water to thousands of homes and buildings in a semi-arid climate threaded by dwindling river systems is no small task. Foothill residents currently get less than half their water from local groundwater basins and canyon runoff. The remaining 60% is imported from faraway sources such as the Sacramento/San Joaquin Bay/Delta Watershed and the Colorado River, and supply is at the mercy of drought conditions and regulations occurring hundreds of miles away. Now local officials with the Foothill Municipal Water District have a plan to create more locally sourced water.
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August 24, 2011
La Cañada Flintridge residents who wish to recycle their dead batteries have a number of local disposal options. There are materials in batteries that can be recycled, limiting destructive mining operations while keeping harmful materials out of landfills, where they can leach into water supplies. If you have a cell phone, rechargeable, lithium or alkaline batteries (but not auto batteries) you can drop them off at one of these participating businesses. Alkaline batteries can be delivered to these businesses in one plastic bag, all other batteries should be bagged separately.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 15, 2011
It’s no secret the Foothill Car Wash Lube Oil and Detail Center has gone green. The giant solar panels on top of the car wash are dead giveaways and there are multiple signs posted at the site, in the 2300 block of Foothill Boulevard. It’s safe to say Steve Berkman, the owner of the business, isn’t shy about his newly-acquired power. “We provide 60% of our electricity [with solar power] and that’s significant in this business. We use a lot of electricity,” said Berkman, whose solar panels at the Foothill Car Wash have been up and running since March 8. It’s also significant because the installation saves Foothill Car Wash, in business for 25 years, quite a bit of green.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
What once was a filing room at Glendale Adventist Medical Center is now a second home for cancer patients to rest and relax between appointments. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 11 at Glendale Adventist's Center for Cancer Services celebrated the opening of Ingeborg's Place Apart's new location. Ingeborg's Place Apart is a room that provides cancer patients with a soothing and supportive environment to relax between appointments, procedures or classes. A wide range of educational materials or specialty image enhancement products like wigs, hats or scarves are available to patients there.
NEWS
April 16, 2009
Community Center plans e-waste event The Community Center of La Cañada is celebrating Earth Day this year by sponsoring an electronic waste collection event alongside TRI, a state-approved recycler. The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in the Community Center’s parking lot, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. According to an E-waste research group at Griffith University, 70% of heavy metals and 40% of lead contents found in landfills come from e-waste.
NEWS
By Sophia Eckerle | April 2, 2009
Summer is quickly approaching, and with it, the promise of heat and drought. Water is more crucial than ever during the summer months, but why? Why does it even matter? Does saving water really help the planet? These questions are common ones, but ones easily answered. And the answer is yes. Yes, water needs to be conserved, and all our contributions are crucial, even if they don’t seem like much at the time. But what is water to us? Why should we bother to save it? Water is the vital ingredient of life, and without it none of us would survive.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | April 24, 2008
Mountain Avenue Elementary first grader Kathy Mendoza listened to her teacher, Laurie McFarlane, talk about the importance of recycling. Her teacher shared a story about a fourth grader, Blake Omartian, that was recycling to raise money for the Mountain Avenue sixth grade trip to Washington, D.C. Kathy decided she wanted to do something to help Blake. She went to her grandmother who, along with a family friend, agreed to save their recyclables for Blake. ?I thought it would be a nice way to help him go to Washington,?
FEATURES
March 29, 2007
It's a sight that is invariably familiar to anyone who has ever received a hair cut. A client no sooner leaves the stylist's chair than an assistant wielding a broom arrives on the scene to sweep up the clippings. However, if La Cañada Flintridge resident Linda Ok can make it happen, she and 59 of her fellow teen philanthropists will find a salon not only willing to cut their hair ? each girl has committed to saying goodbye to a good 10 inches of growth ? but also willing to donate those clippings to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs for children with permanent hair loss.
NEWS
July 14, 2005
I am a consumer; therefore I generate trash. And finding a place for trash is a big long-term problem for our society. So I work carefully to separate out the green waste and recyclables, keeping the part of my trash that ends up in landfills at less than one barrel a week. But my trash hauler is making a mockery of my efforts. This morning I watched them mingle the recycling, the yard waste, and the garbage into the same dumpster on the back of a pickup, then head down the street.
NEWS
March 10, 2005
Living in La Cañada, sometimes we forget how fortunate we are to live in such a nice place. We have good public and private schools, clean parks, and a low crime rate - just a few of the luxuries of an uncrowded suburb of Los Angeles. We even have our own movie theater! But in order to stay that way, we, as citizens, need to keep our end of the deal. If we don't respect the city by littering and polluting, our nice city will become a bad place to live. We need to be more careful of where we throw away our trash - in the bins, not the ground.
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