Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water at Los Angeles plant

May 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

LOS ANGELES — Protesters rallied outside a Nestle water-bottling plant in Los Angeles today, demanding that the company halt its operations in response to the state’s drought. A simultaneous rally was held at a plant in Sacramento. Organizers said they had collected about 500,000 signatures on a series of onlineRead More

Los Angeles homeowners may be able to install small gray water recycling systems without permit fee

April 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

LOS ANGELES — Residents who want to re-use their shower, bath and laundry water in their gardens or lawns would no longer need to pay permit fees to install select gray water recycling systems under a plan proposed April 15 by two Los Angeles City Council members. The city typicallyRead More

Councilman Bob Blumenfield breaks ground on Reseda drought-tolerant garden

Councilman Bob Blumenfield breaks ground on Reseda drought-tolerant garden

November 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Councilman Bob Blumenfield helped break ground Monday on a 20,000-square-foot, drought-tolerant garden designed to serve as a water-wise example for Angelenos amid the state’s record-setting dry spell. “By replacing our thirsty lawns with California-friendly landscaping, the city of Los Angeles is leading the way and educating Valley residents on theRead More

If it ever rains again, Los Angeles wants you to catch it in free rain barrels

November 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm 2 comments

Over the next five Saturdays, the city of Los Angeles will give away 1,000 rain barrels that can be used for irrigating lawns and gardens. The 45- and 55-gallon barrels — donated by Coca-Cola — originally were used to hold syrup. The city’s volunteer-run Keep Los Angeles Beautiful group will manage theRead More