Archive for the Greening the District Category

County to Conduct First-Ever Comprehensive Assessment of Parks and Rec Facilities

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Hoping to get an aerial view of the green spaces in Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday an unprecedented analysis of all the parks, hiking trails, botanical gardens, wildlife sanctuaries and similar venues within its borders. The first-ever Countywide Comprehensive Parks and Recreation […]

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Calling for a Greener Los Angeles County

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Hoping to make Los Angeles County a national leader in “green” innovation, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recently urged business, banking and environmental leaders from around the nation to bring novel solutions to reduce the carbon footprint and improve the region’s quality of life. “There is no issue more […]

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Grant to Increase Public Transit in West Carson Approved

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West Carson is poised to become a regional transportation hub near the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center now that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a state grant to develop a plan aimed at improving transportation, sustainability and increase housing in the area. The Los Angeles County […]

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Helen Keller Park Gets New Community Center

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Mike Ealey, Helen Keller Park Supervisor, remembers throwing his first pitch at the West Athens neighborhood park in 1966. And this week, Ealey got a chance to inaugurate a brand new community center that will ensure Helen Keller Park will continue to serve as an anchor for […]

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New Website Features 367 Miles of Trails

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New Website Features 367 Miles of Trails Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Economic Development, Greening the District, Top Stories by admin Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has launched a new website showcasing 367 miles of trails throughout the county. A one-stop resource for […]

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From Plan to Project: Rail to River Moves Forward

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After heartfelt testimony from residents and environmental advocates calling for the revitalization of an 8-mile stretch of blighted abandoned railway in South Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to allocate $2.8 million for pre-construction activities including architectural design work and environmental studies. By […]

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Dreamfield at Roosevelt Park

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Built in the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in the Florence Firestone section of Los Angeles is one of the oldest parks in the county. But two new, state of the art baseball fields now make it one of the best places for children and families to […]

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Affordable Homes in Jefferson Park Now Open

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Reginald Drummer was homeless, HIV positive and living on Skid Row for four years. But finally, he found the break he needed: Mercy Housing. The nonprofit had just opened the Jefferson Park Terrace apartments on Western Avenue and so he applied for a one-bedroom unit. Four months […]

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Athens Toddler Park Now Open

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Calling all children who want to get their hands dirty: the Athens Toddler Park is now open. Funded by First 5 LA and built in partnership with LA County Parks and Recreation, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the Athens tot […]

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EV Charging Stations Available to Residents

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County residents can now take advantage of new electric vehicle charging stations at various county facilities. Electric vehicle owners near the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s station in Lynwood or the Department of Health Services in Downey for example, can charge their vehicles for up to four hours, […]

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