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Foothill Freeway (I-210) Closures Announced
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Foothill Freeway (I-210) Closures Announced

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close portions of the Foothill Freeway (I-210) as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Residents and local businesses located near the freeway may experience noise, vibrations and dust associated with construction activities. Noise levels will not exceed state and federal regulations. Water trucks will be used to minimize dust…

How Green Is Your Valley?
Community, Environment

How Green Is Your Valley?

  Some Pasadena bike lanes turn bright green By Terry Miller On Sept. 30, 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 1358, the California Complete Streets Act. The Act states: “In order to fulfill the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make the most efficient use of urban land and transportation infrastructure, and improve public…

Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions Into Law
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Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions Into Law

  Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed SB 1383 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions on destructive “super pollutants,” including black carbon, fluorinated gases, and methane. If followed worldwide, these acts would help cut the projected rate of global warming in half by 2050. “Cutting black carbon and…

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change
Environment

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change

    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed legislation that directs $900 million in cap-and-trade funds to greenhouse gas reducing programs that benefit disadvantaged communities, support clean transportation, and protect natural ecosystems. The governor also signed bills that prioritize spending in communities disproportionally impacted by dirty air and carbon pollution. “These cap-and-trade investments will…

Environment, Opinion

Opinion: Environmental Extremism Is on the Wrong Side of History

By Andrew Langer Environmental activists have a new tactic: protesting outside shareholder meetings of major energy gas firms. In May, protestors gathered outside ExxonMobil’s annual meeting to scream, “keep it in the ground.” These demonstrations are part of a larger effort to bully major institutions, like universities and pensions, into selling their fossil-fuel stocks. As…

Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Ten Thousand Villages, a global non-profit organization that provides sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries, are celebrating their 10th anniversary! As part of their celebration, there will be a special “Tent Sale” from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Sale will be held just outside their Pasadena location (567 S….

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