Environment, Parks, Libraries

African and African-American Community Summit

5th Annual Delta Day In Los Angeles
African and African-American Community Summit
(2011 is the UN International Year For People of African Descent)

DEVOTE the day.

The Century City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., along with 13 alumnae chapters in Los Angeles County, is again planning for Delta Days in Los Angeles County.  The chapter serves many of the communities in the Second Supervisorial District and advocacy, community education, and engagement in voter education and mobilization continue to be a strong focus.

The goal of the Summit is to inform the participants, facilitate the formation of collaboratives and partnerships, and develop strategies among key opinion shapers. In the end, the day will highlight the strong legacy and history of excellence that has created a partnership between government and community.

This is A Strategy Meeting to Meet & Hear ELECTED OFFICIALS & OPINION SHAPERS discuss:

  • Re-Districting At All Levels – Getting Involved
  • Going Green – Resources from the Public Utilities
  • Budget Cuts – Federal, State, County, Local Impact on Our Communities
  • Voter Stabilization – Re-gaining Ground
  • & More Empowering Information

Downtown LA City Hall
City Council Chambers
Thursday, June 23, 2011
9AM – 3PM

Spearheaded By: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

NOTE:  Transportation and Parking information available upon request.  For more information, email to centurycitydst@yahoo.com or call 310-673-6988



Butterflies and Giant Moths Are Fluttering At The Natural History Museum’s Butterfly Pavilion

The Butterfly Pavilion is celebrating its 13th year at the Natural History Museum. This seasonal exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in hundreds of free-flying butteries and moths on the Museum’s South Lawn.

This year guests will be exposed to more than 55 species of bright, majestic butterflies including the yellow and black giant swallowtails, multi-colored painted ladies, and the state butterfly the California dogface.

Come to the Natural History Museum to learn about the migration, lifecycle, defense mechanisms, and plant interactions of the Pavilions’ winged inhabitants before the Butterfly Pavilion ends September 5.

The Natural History Museum serves nearly one million families and visitors each year. Since opening its doors in 1913, the Museum has been dedicated to research, education, and exhibitions. The annual Butterfly Pavilion Exhibit is no exception to the Musuems quest of exploring the curiosity of natural and cultural history for people of all ages.

Hike With Your Elected Official

At dusk on Sunday, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas joined over sixty neighbors, students and Sierra Club members for a “Hike With Your Elected Official” at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills. As the group assented from the Japanese Garden to Janice’s Green Valley, they were awed by magnificent views of the Los Angeles skyline. Brief rest stops along the trail created an opportunity for Sierra Club leader Bill Vanderberg to enlighten the hikers with facts about the local biodiversity and history of the park.

One Step Closer to the “Park to Playa” Trail

Community  members , representatives from the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and County Department of Parks and Recreation  recently  gathered for  a ribbon cutting ceremony at Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area  to  debut the new “Baldwin Hills Parklands” logo system . The new signage directs  users to the various open space opportunities throughout Baldwin Hills. The event also celebrated streetscape and pedestrian improvements at the La Brea entrance to the park.

These  park  improvements are important  elements of the proposed  “Park to Playa”  trail,  the first urban trail in the County to connect the Santa Monica Beach to the Baldwin Hills , spanning  over 13 miles.   The  trail will  dramatically  improve  recreational access by connecting key amenities such as the  State’s Scenic Overlook Park, the Culver City Baseball Fields, Ballona Creek and Rueben Engold Park.

For a map of the entire proposed Park to Playa trail, please click here.


Los Angeles County has partnered with Southern California Edison and the Southern California Gas Company to save homeowners money through the Energy Upgrade California Program.

This program encourages homeowners to lower their utility bills by implementing energy-saving upgrades to their houses. In addition to reducing greenhouse gases,Energy Upgrade California creates thousands of local green jobs.

Home improvements that qualify for up to $4,500 in rebates and incentives include the installation of sealing, HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning), VAC upgrades, energy efficient windows, and tank less water heaters.  The program emphasizes a “whole house” approach, rather than installing individual improvements, as the most efficient and effective way to save money on energy bills.

For more information about Energy Upgrade California, available rebates, incentives, and a chance to win a home makeover.  Please visit: (https://energyupgradeca.org/county/los_angeles/about_overview)