By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern The nonprofit Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) hosted a ceremony last Friday to announce the latest details of their Green Jobs project, which seeks to provide a skills field site for returning veterans to grow fresh produce to donate to the Salvation Army’s food bank, as well as…
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has awarded $471,000 to the University of Southern California (USC) to study the distribution and toxicity of ultrafine particles in Southern California.
By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer As freshwater supplies dwindle and demand increases, lawsuits pertaining to that precious resource are increasing in frequency.
This year’s Green Port Fest will welcome, for the first time, the Wyland Living Green Fair, a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibit by muralist and environmental activist Wyland, who will be on hand to paint a large mural with the help of children and families attending the festival.
By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer A group of about 20 hilltop residents showed up at the Signal Hill Parks Commission meeting last Wednesday (Sept. 8th) to demand that the City cut back or remove the tall trees that are impacting their views.
The nonprofit WateReuse Association has named the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) the WateReuse Institution of the Year for 2010. The award recognizes institutions whose significance and contributions to the community continue to advance the water-reuse industry.
By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer (Part two of a two-part series) If not for the work done by the Water Replenishment District (WRD), residents in the Long Beach-Signal Hill area and surrounding cities would be paying much more for water, and they would not have as much of it available to them.
By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer As expected, during its Tuesday (September 7) night meeting, the Signal Hill City Council formally approved EDCO’s plan to construct a truck terminal and office facility on an approximately 2.5-acre site on the south side of 27th Street between California and Myrtle avenues.
By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer (Part one of a two-part series) Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA 39th District) praised the Water Replenishment District (WRD) for its successful efforts to ensure that the region has adequate groundwater supplies, but she said more regulations might be necessary to encourage conservation and reduce pollution.
Flip no more. Home restoration is the new sustainable lifestyle. Now in its third year, the family-friendly 2010 Restoration Trade Fair (RTF) event on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 9:30am to 4pm will bring together city personnel knowledgeable in the historic preservation permit process, specialty contractors and vendors, and experts on historic district lifestyle issues.
The Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave., will offer a free workshop entitled “Save Energy, Save Money” Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 6pm to 7:30pm to teach the public about energy- and water-conservation rebate and incentive programs.
As of this week, Long Beach Gas and Water customers will begin benefiting from the City’s switch to a monthly meter-reading schedule.
By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Restoring a healthy ecosystem to Los Cerritos Channel may take many years to accomplish. Signal Hill and its neighboring cities are taking the first small step in that direction by agreeing to share the costs of the continued monitoring of some of the pollutants that flow into that channel. During…
With 210,000 gallons of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico after the April 10 explosion of Transocean Ltd.’s oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon, numerous unsuccessful techniques have been employed to curtail the spreading of the black liquid. However, the Associated Press recently reported a preventative measure that appears to be working. After three weeks…
Got an old bike taking up space in the garage? Have the kids outgrown their bikes? Give those bikes a second life by donating them to Long Beach youth through the Recycle Your Bicycle Program. In celebration of National Bike Month, the City of Long Beach, Waste Management, and the H.U.B. Bike Co-op are launching…