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By Melanie Hicken | August 20, 2009
NORTH GLENDALE — With no end in sight for the state’s drought conditions, La Crescenta Nursery Manager Steve Lok worked to expanded the store’s selection of California-friendly landscaping options by 40% in the past year. While he has seen increased consumer interest in the drought-tolerant plants, so far sales have experienced only a “slight uptick,” but that could soon change. Under the city’s 10% mandatory water conservation measures, irrigation of landscaping is limited to three days a week, 10 minutes per day per landscaped area.
NEWS
October 29, 2009
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an estimated $88,789 contract with Thorco Holdings LLC for the inspection, testing and overhaul of boiler safety and relief valves and other parts at the Grayson Power Plant. WHAT IT MEANS The proposed services are required under safety regulations.   GLENDALE BEELINE The City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Nextbus Inc. for the continued use of the company’s real-time transit management and passenger information system for a term of 5 1/2 years.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
When you turn back your clocks an hour on Sunday for daylight saving time, that is also a good time to adjust your outdoor watering habits, and this means more than just adjusting the clocks on your automatic systems. Shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures mean gardens and lawns need less water. Those with automatic sprinkler systems or other irrigation devices with timers are encouraged initially to reduce the amount of time per irrigation by at least one-third for lawn watering in fall and plan for another reduction in winter.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Riley Hooper | May 19, 2010
Karen and Peter Veloz are living in sustainable luxury in the hills of Glendale. About two years ago, with the help of FormLA, a Los Angeles landscape design company that focuses on sustainability, they ripped out their back lawn and put in hardscapes amid a landscape of California-native plants. The concept behind the design was to create outdoor living spaces, Karen Veloz said, and so the backyard features outdoor seating areas, a fire pit, barbecue and bar, wine cellar and infinity spa pool, or “spool.
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By Angela Hokanson | April 9, 2008
Half a dozen children crouched in a patch of dirt near the front entrance of Valley View Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon, hacking at an unwanted plant with trowels. The students were trying to dislodge a plant called society garlic — which smells like you might expect — that was growing on both sides of a fence that borders the school. They were clearing a small patch of land of rocks, weeds and the existing plants to make way for prettier, more mild-smelling vegetation.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 24, 2009
More than 30 volunteers donned work gloves and grabbed shovels Saturday morning to fill a barren strip of dirt on Rosemont Avenue in front of the Rosemont Reservoir with a variety of drought-tolerant plants. The volunteers were led by 13-year-old Johnny Blood, who organized the planting for his Eagle Project, a community service project meant to help Boy Scouts develop leadership skills. “My school’s right there,” he said, pointing to nearby Rosemont Middle School.
NEWS
February 13, 2013
Why has Glendale Water & Power stopped mailing "From the Source" to our homes? I looked forward to receiving the colorful and informative newsletter that gave me tips on water conservation, home energy use and numerous programs to help me conserve electricity and water. It's not bad enough that my water bill has almost doubled every month; now I'm not even receiving helpful information to suggest ways to be energy-efficient, conserve and save water. I also enjoyed the tips on buying different varieties of drought-tolerant plants.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
I'm dismayed that the Crescenta Valley Water District would increase rebates for artificial turf. It would be much better for the planet if they banned the plastic grass and concentrated on encouraging their customers to replace thirsty lawns with drought-tolerant plants. The use of unnatural, ugly plastic turf, manufactured from petroleum and/or used tires, emits toxic chemicals into the soil and air, poisoning the environment. It does not allow as much rainwater to soak back into the ground and replenish the aquifer as does xeriscaping, and does not generate any oxygen.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | April 29, 2008
The color green has always had a place at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School — the school’s colors are green and gold — but green has taken on a new meaning on campus this spring, with the launch of several environmentally friendly projects. Parents at the school established a “Go Green Team” earlier this year, and under the leadership of parent Karen Miller, the group has planted a vegetable garden at the school and is collecting used sneakers to be turned into rubberized playground surfaces, among other projects.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Riley Hooper | May 19, 2010
Karen and Peter Veloz are living in sustainable luxury in the hills of Glendale. About two years ago, with the help of FormLA, a Los Angeles landscape design company that focuses on sustainability, they ripped out their back lawn and put in hardscapes amid a landscape of California-native plants. The concept behind the design was to create outdoor living spaces, Karen Veloz said, and so the backyard features outdoor seating areas, a fire pit, barbecue and bar, wine cellar and infinity spa pool, or “spool.
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NEWS
October 29, 2009
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an estimated $88,789 contract with Thorco Holdings LLC for the inspection, testing and overhaul of boiler safety and relief valves and other parts at the Grayson Power Plant. WHAT IT MEANS The proposed services are required under safety regulations.   GLENDALE BEELINE The City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Nextbus Inc. for the continued use of the company’s real-time transit management and passenger information system for a term of 5 1/2 years.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 20, 2009
NORTH GLENDALE — With no end in sight for the state’s drought conditions, La Crescenta Nursery Manager Steve Lok worked to expanded the store’s selection of California-friendly landscaping options by 40% in the past year. While he has seen increased consumer interest in the drought-tolerant plants, so far sales have experienced only a “slight uptick,” but that could soon change. Under the city’s 10% mandatory water conservation measures, irrigation of landscaping is limited to three days a week, 10 minutes per day per landscaped area.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | April 9, 2008
Half a dozen children crouched in a patch of dirt near the front entrance of Valley View Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon, hacking at an unwanted plant with trowels. The students were trying to dislodge a plant called society garlic — which smells like you might expect — that was growing on both sides of a fence that borders the school. They were clearing a small patch of land of rocks, weeds and the existing plants to make way for prettier, more mild-smelling vegetation.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
When you turn back your clocks an hour on Sunday for daylight saving time, that is also a good time to adjust your outdoor watering habits, and this means more than just adjusting the clocks on your automatic systems. Shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures mean gardens and lawns need less water. Those with automatic sprinkler systems or other irrigation devices with timers are encouraged initially to reduce the amount of time per irrigation by at least one-third for lawn watering in fall and plan for another reduction in winter.
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