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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Cities defend coal practices

    CITY HALL — Local utility officials this week fired back against an environmental advocacy group's mailer campaign targeting the use of electricity generated at coal-fired power plants. The Renewable Energy Conservation Project produced and sent...
  • Scouting out the best skills

    Scouting out the best skills
    Thousands of Cub and Boy Scouts learned practical skills while having fun at this weekend's Centennial Council Jamboree at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. The event was a joint effort between the San Gabriel Valley and Verdugo Hills councils...
  • Water officials: Be stingy

    Water officials: Be stingy
    With summer temperatures starting to take hold, Glendale Water & Power has seen a slight increase in customer water usage, officials said. Glendale customers recently logged a 3% increase in water use, worrying some officials that compliance with...
  • A wild bonding experience

    A wild bonding experience
    Some people volunteer in hospitals or libraries, but others babysit escape artist orangutans and dig worms for hungry foxes. The Los Angeles Zoo enlists 800 volunteers from high school teens to retirees throughout the Los Angeles area, many of whom live...
  • Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

    Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains
    President Obama plans to announce Friday that he will set aside roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, bringing stronger federal protections to the range to shield it from crowding and pollution, according to the Los Angeles...
  • Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon

    Conservancy works to preserve Cottonwood Canyon
    On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La Cañada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees thinly veil a rich biodiversity of life teeming within. An old wire fence, laid years ago with a small gap...
  • LCUSD examining special education resources

    La Cañada Unified School District is in the process of examining the way it provides special education resources for more than 400 students, and wants to hear what parents have to say. In an open meeting held Thursday, April 24, the district invited...
  • Auditor releases report on special education in LCF

    After receiving the findings of a months-long audit of the special education programs provided to 422 students districtwide, La Cañada Unified School District officials discussed Tuesday how they might fine tune those services. Bob Farran, a...
  • Art contest spotlights importance of water

    Art contest spotlights importance of water
    Creativity paid off for two La Cañada Elementary School fifth-graders who recently beat out more than 100 other artists to win the top two places in this year's "Water is Life" art contest sponsored by the Foothill Municipal Water District. Classmates...
  • EIR relating to proposed 710 extension delayed

    EIR relating to proposed 710 extension delayed
    Los Angeles County transportation officials have pushed back its release of an environmental report regarding 710 Freeway extension proposals, local officials learned this week. Once available, the data provided in the draft Environmental Impact report...
  • Gov. Brown announces drought emergency in California

    Gov. Brown announces drought emergency in California
    California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state on Friday, emphasizing what area water experts have warned locals about.  Brown's announcement comes as state reservoirs reach critically low levels and cities across the state have...
  • Liz Blackwelder, tireless advocate, dies at 93

    Liz Blackwelder, tireless advocate, dies at 93
    Elizabeth Blackwelder, a lifelong equestrian and trails conservationist whose dogged persistence and love of nature led to the creation of a complex and beautiful network of trails throughout the Foothills, passed away in her home in the early morning...