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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…

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

By Melinda Myers Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs. Plant them in…

Create a Garden Anywhere with Straw Bales

Create a Garden Anywhere with Straw Bales

Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, lawn or any area with…

Plant a Pollinator Garden and Enjoy the Many Benefits

Plant a Pollinator Garden and Enjoy the Many Benefits

By Melinda Myers Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape, or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to thank. These…

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

By Gus Herrera When you step inside Designer Rugs & Kilims, aka Jon’s Rugs, in Pasadena you are stepping into much more than your typical antique rug store, you are…

El Nino Continues to Gain Strength; Local Municipalities Offer Safety Classes in Preparation

El Nino Continues to Gain Strength; Local Municipalities Offer Safety Classes in Preparation

By Terry Miller Ah, the journalists in the United States are having some fun with the expected wild weather pattern slated to hit us hard this winter. The Christian Science…

Governor Takes Action to Protect Communities Against Unprecedented Tree Die-Off

Governor Takes Action to Protect Communities Against Unprecedented Tree Die-Off

As record drought conditions exacerbate bark beetle infestation that is killing tens of millions of trees across California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of emergency and sought…

Tips to Protect Your Yard From El Niño Storm Damage

Tips to Protect Your Yard From El Niño Storm Damage

The changing weather conditions appear to be setting up for an El Niño season with the possibility of record-breaking precipitation. Heavy rainfall has the potential to cause major devastation, runoff…

Water Conservation Workshop at Rosemead Library

Summer may be ending, but the drought is not over. Please join us for this informative workshop presented by the San Gabriel Valley Water Company. You’ll learn how to use…

Plant Now for a Beautiful Garden Now and in the Future

Plant Now for a Beautiful Garden Now and in the Future

By Melinda Myers Don’t pack away that shovel and trowel. Fall is a great time to plant a few new additions in the landscape. Here are just a few ideas…

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