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THE818NOW
November 1, 2011
Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena residents may see a ban on plastic bags in the new future, which may pose a lifestyle change for some shoppers. Fear not, Angeleno Heights resident Beth Zeigler wants to help people get organized with reusable bags, the Eastsider LA reported. Zeigler has set up collection boxes at b usinesses across Echo Park and Silver Lake , according to the news blog , and will redistribute the donated reusable bags on November 12 at Vons in Echo Park and Trader Joe's in Silver Lake along with tip sheets on make the most out of reusable bags.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | August 15, 2008
GLENDALE ? Shoppers will soon be pushed to forsake plastic at Glendale checkout stands after the City Council on Tuesday voted to join a county-wide effort to reduce single-use plastic bag consumption by at least 30% in two years. If the voluntary program fails to meet the benchmark, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have left open the option of enforcing an all-out ban as a way to mitigate the damage billions of plastic bags have had on the environment each year, from choking landfills to infiltrating storm water systems.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
The Aug. 31 letter, “ Do reusable bags mean worse mpg? ” - expressing concern about the environmental impact of the added weight in cars carrying reusable grocery bags - brightened our morning. What a hoot! Just how much does the writer think those bags weigh? Certainly less than the clothes he wears. May we should all take to driving in the nude to save gas. Kathy Yukl La Crescenta
NEWS
December 6, 2010
When California legislated motorists/passengers must wear seat belts, I wasn't a big fan at first, and it took some getting used to, but it eventually became an automatic habit. The ban on plastic bags, like the seat belt law, may be a little inconvenient at first, but it's also well worth the effort ("Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted," Nov. 26). Plastic bags are supposed to be recycled, but many people don't bother to do that. The bags that are not recycled don't always make it into our trash barrels either.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
Glendale is “going green” and has banned supermarkets from offering plastic bags for grocery carry-out and we are now charged for the paper bags. Why? Plastic bags are an oil product. The oil came out of the ground, and it is perfectly safe to put the bag back in the ground. Of course, plastic bags weren't really banned. In the same supermarket where the cashier will not give me a plastic bag for my groceries, I can walk down aisle three and buy all the plastic bags I want. Does anyone recall why we began to use plastic grocery bags in the first place?
THE818NOW
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | August 11, 2011
The Burbank City Council this week agreed to move forward with a plastic bag ban that will likely start with large grocery stores. The draft ordinance will be based largely on the ban currently in place for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, where since July 1, larger supermarkets and pharmacies have also been required to charge 10 cents each for paper bags. “The issue is at point-of-sale at grocery stores,” Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy said. “I don't think most residents will see this as a big crimp when they shop.” Not everyone on the dais was convinced, with some speakers at the meeting decrying what they said was another example of government overreach.
NEWS
May 24, 2010
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is hosting a Design-A-Bag Contest to encourage customers to use reusable bags. The company is inviting customers to submit their original bag designs through www.freshandeasy. com/designabag through May 31. The winning design will be printed on a reusable bag that will be sold at all Fresh & Easy stores. Customers 18 or older can submit a design. From those submissions, a panel of judges will select 10 semi-finalists based on originality and creativity.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
Two issues that call out for further debate among Glendale City Council candidates, before the city's April election, are: the “finalized” City Council ban on plastic bags, and the seemingly ongoing plan to try and regain state redevelopment money for Central Library renovations. Two academics, Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright from the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics , recently crunched data on their city's emergency room admissionsand found that San Francisco's 2007 initiated ban corresponded with an increase in infections from the increased use of hard-to-clean correctly reusable bags.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
I agree with Robert Morrison that the bags one gets at stores are handy for other uses (“Those plastic bags do come in handy,” Nov. 1). Yes, bags with built-in handles should be available for sale - on a shelf near other useful items like aluminum foil, paper plates, plastic forks, etc. People who want useful items usually spend their own money to buy them. It should be that way with bags, too. They aren't free. The store pays for them and passes the cost along to customers.
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NEWS
September 5, 2013
The Aug. 31 letter, “ Do reusable bags mean worse mpg? ” - expressing concern about the environmental impact of the added weight in cars carrying reusable grocery bags - brightened our morning. What a hoot! Just how much does the writer think those bags weigh? Certainly less than the clothes he wears. May we should all take to driving in the nude to save gas. Kathy Yukl La Crescenta
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NEWS
July 10, 2013
Glendale is “going green” and has banned supermarkets from offering plastic bags for grocery carry-out and we are now charged for the paper bags. Why? Plastic bags are an oil product. The oil came out of the ground, and it is perfectly safe to put the bag back in the ground. Of course, plastic bags weren't really banned. In the same supermarket where the cashier will not give me a plastic bag for my groceries, I can walk down aisle three and buy all the plastic bags I want. Does anyone recall why we began to use plastic grocery bags in the first place?
NEWS
February 26, 2013
Two issues that call out for further debate among Glendale City Council candidates, before the city's April election, are: the “finalized” City Council ban on plastic bags, and the seemingly ongoing plan to try and regain state redevelopment money for Central Library renovations. Two academics, Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright from the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics , recently crunched data on their city's emergency room admissionsand found that San Francisco's 2007 initiated ban corresponded with an increase in infections from the increased use of hard-to-clean correctly reusable bags.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
I agree with Robert Morrison that the bags one gets at stores are handy for other uses (“Those plastic bags do come in handy,” Nov. 1). Yes, bags with built-in handles should be available for sale - on a shelf near other useful items like aluminum foil, paper plates, plastic forks, etc. People who want useful items usually spend their own money to buy them. It should be that way with bags, too. They aren't free. The store pays for them and passes the cost along to customers.
THE818NOW
November 1, 2011
Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena residents may see a ban on plastic bags in the new future, which may pose a lifestyle change for some shoppers. Fear not, Angeleno Heights resident Beth Zeigler wants to help people get organized with reusable bags, the Eastsider LA reported. Zeigler has set up collection boxes at b usinesses across Echo Park and Silver Lake , according to the news blog , and will redistribute the donated reusable bags on November 12 at Vons in Echo Park and Trader Joe's in Silver Lake along with tip sheets on make the most out of reusable bags.
THE818NOW
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | August 11, 2011
The Burbank City Council this week agreed to move forward with a plastic bag ban that will likely start with large grocery stores. The draft ordinance will be based largely on the ban currently in place for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, where since July 1, larger supermarkets and pharmacies have also been required to charge 10 cents each for paper bags. “The issue is at point-of-sale at grocery stores,” Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy said. “I don't think most residents will see this as a big crimp when they shop.” Not everyone on the dais was convinced, with some speakers at the meeting decrying what they said was another example of government overreach.
NEWS
December 24, 2010
A personal thanks to outgoing director I was sad to read the article ("Parks director heads south," Dec. 15) about Glendale Community Services & Parks Director George Chapjian leaving for a new post in Long Beach. This will be a huge loss for Glendale, and he'll leave some big shoes to fill. But I certainly understand the desire for someone as capable as Mr. Chapjian to take on new challenges. In my capacity as head of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley, and my self-appointed role as local rabble-rouser, I've had plenty of chances to work with many local officials and department heads.
NEWS
December 13, 2010
I appreciate the follow-up story by Veronica Rocha about the Halloween night car crash ("Teen's joyride ends in wreck, police say," Dec. 10). Too often, we never hear any details after the day of a story. (This story concerns a violent crash of a Mercedes SUV into four parked cars on Maryland Avenue, after which the driver ran away.) The story reports that the police traced the ownership of the Mercedes and discovered that it had been taken by a 15-year old child of the family that owned it. What about parental responsibility?
NEWS
December 6, 2010
When California legislated motorists/passengers must wear seat belts, I wasn't a big fan at first, and it took some getting used to, but it eventually became an automatic habit. The ban on plastic bags, like the seat belt law, may be a little inconvenient at first, but it's also well worth the effort ("Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted," Nov. 26). Plastic bags are supposed to be recycled, but many people don't bother to do that. The bags that are not recycled don't always make it into our trash barrels either.
NEWS
December 3, 2010
I've read Paul Caroll's letter ("Government has intruded enough" Nov. 29) several times for signs of irony or humor. Can he really be serious? Surely he can't be equating banning plastic bags, to help our environment, with our 2nd Amendment rights? I agree wholeheartedly with Dan Kimber ("Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted," Nov. 26) that plastic bags are a menace, and I refuse to take them at the grocery store. It's not a burden to take your own reusable bags to the store; it's just a matter of changing one's habits.
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