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Tuesday, February 6, 2018


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Stage of the Arts, Inc. is engaged in conversations and activities throughout the City of Los Angeles with regard to race, ethnicity, diversity, and multiculturalism. Green Stage Alliance is a networking eco-arts program of Stage of the Arts, Inc.

Since founded 1982 our organization use arts and humanities as working tools in society developing centers and programs like O.G.Radiotron in MacArthur Park, the Jorge Negrete Studio Theater in East LA, Unity Arts Center/LA Photo Center in MacArthur Park; Cuban Music Festival at Echo Park, Eco Maya Festival at East Hollywood, and Green Stage Festival at DTLA & East Hollywood.Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for Stage Of The Arts and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Smog Is Getting Worse In LA, Confounding Experts
LOS ANGELES, CA — Southern California smog worsened for a second straight year in the latest sign that progress in cleaning the nation's most polluted air is faltering, it was reported Wednesday.
The dive in air quality comes even though emissions are declining, forcing regulators to explain why returns are diminishing after years of progress battling smog, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Ozone, the harmful gas in smog that inflames the lungs and triggers asthma attacks and other health problems, has violated federal health standards 145 days this year across the sea-to-mountains South Coast air basin, The Times reported, citing data from state and local air regulators.
That's up from 132 ozone violation days last year and 113 in 2015 across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to the newspaper.
The last time the region had more than 140 bad air days was in 2004, when there was more than twice as much smog-forming pollution spewing out of tailpipes and smokestacks, The Times reported.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the smog-control agency for the region of 17 million people, believes the uptick is probably the result of more days with hotter temperatures and inversion layers -- weather patterns that trap pollution near the ground.
We're not denying that we've had two really bad ozone years, Philip Fine, deputy executive officer for the district, told The Times. But he added: "It's quite possible weather explains all of it."
Still, air quality officials are looking into other possibilities, including whether smog-forming pollution is actually declining as predicted in its emissions models, according to The Times.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We, the undersigned, request the City of Los Angeles and the DWP (Department of Water and Power) to establish a Wildlife Sanctuary within the current boundaries of the Silver Lake Reservoirs.
By preserving the open waters of the Silver Lake Reservoirs and their surrounding acreage as a sanctuary, this will create a protected habitat for migratory birds and urban wildlife, to be enjoyed by all.
The Silver Lake Reservoirs have been permanently taken offline from the City’s drinking water system. Water from the Eastern Sierra snowpack is being used to refill the Reservoirs, and existing ground water from the nearby Pollock Wells will be used to keep them replenished.
Silver Lake is known to naturalists as a "nature hotspot." Over 140 species of birds have been sighted here, along with the raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes and bobcats that have long been part of Silver Lake's ecosystem within the Reservoirs' area.
Additionally, Silver Lake has been a vital link in the Pacific Flyway for 100 years, connecting bird habitats from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. The Reservoirs’ quiet, protected expanse has provided life-sustaining food and rest to thousands upon thousands of migrating birds each year; among them, the Canada Goose, the Bank Swallow—an officially threatened species in California—as well as Buffleheads, Great Blue Herons, American Pelicans, American Wigeons, White-faced Ibis, Northern Pintail, and beloved Mallard Ducks.
Silver Lake has one of the rare bodies of fresh water large enough to host many flocks alighting at once. Everyone who loves experiencing Silver Lake's nature will know that a Sanctuary will preserve the Reservoirs as a protected habitat for urban wildlife and a critical resting place for migratory birds.
We request that the City of Los Angeles and DWP immediately support the establishment of a Wildlife Sanctuary within the current boundaries of the Silver Lake Reservoirs, thereby protecting this precious place for the animals who make their homes here, and ensuring this tranquil oasis is preserved for the benefit of the community and the entire city.
• We are not requesting any city funds for this Wildlife Sanctuary.
• We fully support the amenities that currently exist around the Reservoirs, such as the meadow, the walking paths, the dog park, the recreation center, the tots playground, the basketball courts, and the pocket park on Tesla. (While not an “amenity,” we also support the neighborhood Nursery School there.)
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This petition will be delivered to:
  • Chief Operating Officer, DWP
    Martin Adams
  • Managing Water Utility Engineer, DWP
    Susan Rowghani
  • Senior Assistant General Manager - Water System, DWP
    Richard Harasick
  • Councilman, 4th District
    David Ryu
  • Councilman, 13th District
    Mitch O'Farrell
  • Chief of Staff, CD4
    Sarah Dusseault
  • Chief of Staff, CD13
    Jeanne Min
  • Field Deputy, CD4
    Adam Miller
  • Field Deputy, CD13
    Mary Rodriguez