Feb 142018
Benefits And Risks Of Bicycling In Los Angeles

  Bicycling whether as exercise or a transportation mode is good for us, the environment and Los Angeles. With that said, ours isn’t a city built for bicyclists which is why before embracing bicycling as a lifestyle it’s good to examine both, the pros and the cons. Health Benefits Of Bicycling Riding a bike is […]

Jun 102017
CicLAvia In Glendale

On Sunday, June 11, Glendale and Atwater Village will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. The 21st CicLAvia open-street event starts at 8:30 am outside of the Alex Theatre, located at 216 N. Brand […]

Jun 022017
Climate Mayors Oppose U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

MAYOR GARCETTI LEADS ‘CLIMATE MAYORS’ TO OPPOSE U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM PARIS AGREEMENT Mayor Eric Garcetti today led a coalition of mayors across the United States in denouncing President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world […]

Jun 012017
President Trump Says No To Paris Climate Accord

194 countries participate in the Paris Climate Accord which aim to encourage the switch to renewable energy sources and to lower emissions thereby delaying global warming. Nicaragua is not a part of the Accords because it considers the Paris Agreement’s standards not stringent enough. (The Nicaraguans believe that we all should do more and faster […]

Jun 012017
California Governor Co-Forms U.S. Climate Alliance

It is with true Californian pride that Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine publishes the following announcement of California Governor Brown: his response to President Trump’s rejection of the Paris Climate Agreement. Los Angeles stands with you Mr. Governor!   CA GOVERNOR BROWN, NY GOVERNOR CUOMO AND WA GOVERNOR INSLEE ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF U.S. CLIMATE ALLIANCE Brown, […]

Dec 172016
Healthy Meals At Home WITHOUT The Work

We all want – leave alone, need! – to eat healthier. If you are well, eating healthy is good for your health, your mood and your weight. If your health is less than perfect already or if you suffer from food sensitivities or food allergies, eating healthy is mandatory. Rationally, we all know that. But […]

Dec 172016
Hybrid Bikes Another Mode Of Green Transportation

In climate change-sensitive California, hybrid cars took off like wildfire. They use less gas, produce fewer emissions, are better for the environment and driving them costs less. In the same spirit of environmental awareness, bicycles have become trendy in the last few years. Bicycle shops have sprung citywide. There are special bike lines and routes, […]

Oct 162016
CicLAvia Sunday 10/16/16

CicLAvia is on, again! Los Angeles is celebrating another car-free Sunday. Many streets in Downtown LA, Boyle Heights, Chinatown and Westlake will be closed to cars (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m) while cyclists, skaters, runners and pedestrians enjoy a day of physical activity, socializing and fresh air. Need more info? Download CicLAvia flier! Don’t […]

Oct 082016
Living Donor Donations

We all know that organ donation save lives. When we think of organ donation, we usually associate it with the decision made by a family at the end of someone’s life. But living donor donations are becoming increasingly common. We frequently see on the news how a loved one – or a friend – of […]

Sep 202016
Super Pollutant Restrictions For Healthier California

Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions into Law On 09/19/2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 1383 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions on destructive super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. If followed worldwide, these acts would help cut the projected rate of […]

Sep 182016
L.A. Is Getting Closer To Clean Energy

Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved legislation co-authored by Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Paul Krekorian to chart a path to 100% clean energy in Los Angeles. In the words of Mike Bonin: “Transitioning rapidly to 100% clean energy is about our health today. It is about our city tomorrow. It is about leading the way […]

Sep 132016

First weekend in November Catalina Casino, Avalon, California The New Ocean Happening, directed by Doug Aitken and Cyrill Gutsch, brings together creative pioneers and environmental visionaries to focus on the critical issues of our time and concerns for our oceans. Unfolding against the backdrop of the City of Avalon on Catalina Island, within the stunning […]

Sep 112016
Los Angeles Special Needs Pets For Adoption

The pets featured on this page are in urgent need of being adopted. Each of them has special needs. All of them are long time residents of Best Friends’ animal rescue. Their personalities earned them special standing with the staff of the facility but none has found a home to call their own, yet. Look […]

Sep 102016
Best Friends Animal Society: A Pioneer, Pet Advocate And Pet Rescuer

Best Friends Animal Society, the national animal charity – with a chapter in Los Angeles – has a long record of achievements. The organization pioneered the concept of no-kill animal shelters, educates pet owners and advanced low cost – and free – spay and neuter programs. An excellent advocate and organizer, Best Friends Animal Society […]

Sep 092016
California’s Historic Climate Change Legislation

California Sets Most Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets in North America Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today strengthened that commitment, signing SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and AB 197 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), which require […]

Sep 062016
Preowned Pet Adoption

A word on pet adoption: everybody loves a puppy or a kitten which is why baby pets get adopted first. But the pets that NEED to be adopted – whose lives literally depend on being adopted! – are adult. Many people are hesitant and even intimidated by the prospect of adopting a grown up, preowned […]

Sep 032016
FREE Composting Workshops

Say what?! Composting is a natural process of recycling that converts useless organic waste into a rich soil. It is a smart form of recycling that reduces waste while improving the quality of soil. There are several types of composting that involve different types of components from food scraps / leftovers to leaves and grass […]

Aug 242016
L.A. Builds New Stormwater Capture Facility

More than five billion gallons of water will be saved each year at a new stormwater capture facility now under construction in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Nury Martinez, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works today broke ground on […]

Aug 192016
FREE CLASS California Friendly® Landscape Training

LADWP offers a free class that teaches water-wise gardening. This class is geared for residential customers and is provided at no cost. Learn six ways to make your garden California Friendly: 1. Using a holistic approach to gardening 2. Building a living soil sponge 3. Rethinking elements of your site 4. Right plant, right place […]

Aug 162016
Next CicLAvia In The Heart of L.A.

Fresh on the heels of the successful CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice which took place on August 9th 2015, CicLAvia is getting ready for the next! CicLAvia – Heart of LA is scheduled for October 16th 2016. It will feature its fifth-year anniversary route through the Heart of LA as Boyle Heights, Chinatown, DTLA, […]