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HOME & GARDEN
November 1, 2007 | Debra Prinzing, Special to The Times
Plant a rooftop; change your life. That's Pamela Berstler's mission. By converting traditional heat-generating roofs into energy-saving ecosystems where succulents and wildflowers flourish, the West Los Angeles landscape designer hopes to transform the local landscape, one green roof at a time. "It's easy to treat this as a fad, or a trend, but this is what our future looks like," Berstler says.
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NATIONAL
February 15, 2008 | Stephen Braun and Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writers
The nation's economic anxieties took center stage in the increasingly rancorous Democratic presidential race Thursday as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama tilted their campaigns toward blue-collar voters in the upcoming Wisconsin and Ohio primaries. Both candidates tweaked their advertising and campaign messages to deliver stinging television ads and stress populist economic themes.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Robert Cornell flinches when he hears the term "water-conserving garden." "People think it means dry and dreary," or a lot of extra work for the homeowner, "but I want to dispel that," he says. "It's not so. "The entire landscape doesn't have to be (drought tolerant)," he continues, "just use water sensibly. That's why I like to call it water wise (instead of water conserving); you use it appropriately in a limited area."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2009 | David Kelly
Temecula's efforts to derail a proposed gravel mine near a pristine environmental reserve just outside of town were dealt a severe setback Thursday when officials voted against letting the city annex the land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2009 | Phil Willon and David Zahniser
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday laid out a second-term agenda weighted heavily toward the creation of environmentally friendly jobs to rescue Los Angeles from its economic malaise but warned of serious pain ahead as the city digs out of a half-billion-dollar budget shortfall.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2009 | Tiffany Hsu
Although the recession has emptied shopping malls and filled jobless centers, the call has only gotten louder for renewable energy, environmentally gentle products and eco-friendly practices -- and for people to make all of that happen. President Obama has said that he hopes to create 5 million green jobs within a decade. The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimates that the "green economy" could account for as much as 10% of job growth over the next 30 years. The job description casts a wide net. The green ranks can include autoworkers making hybrid cars, building consultants, home energy auditors, environmental studies professors, wind turbine engineers, lawyers for biofuel companies and many more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1991
Long ago, when drought loomed, California did something about it. At least it would plan to do something. A decade ago, for example, Southern California went about preparing for dramatic water shortages with a marvel of hydrologic engineering called the Peripheral Canal. It would not have made up for all the water that Arizona was preparing to siphon from the Metropolitan Water District's historic allocation, but it would have helped.
NEWS
December 13, 1998 | From Associated Press
Last week's Bay Area power blunder was traced to human error, but some experts say it was exacerbated by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. system breakdowns. What started as a minor incident Tuesday ballooned into a full-blown emergency within milliseconds, leaving about a million people powerless in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2000 | BRIAN BRENNAN, Ventura City Councilman Brian Brennan is a member of the Ventura County Regional Sanitation District
Rolling out the barrel is working for Ventura County. Most of its cities have either achieved the state's decade-old mandate to recycle more trash or they are very close. But to be truly effective, recycling programs must create reusable products--and consumers must put them to work. Assembly Bill 939 was enacted in 1990 to cut in half the amount of trash going into California landfills by this year.
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