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  • Recycling

    Caltech to close recycling center used by the community for decades

    The Caltech Recycling Center, a convenient place to drop off a variety of materials for community members, will close Nov. 11 after nearly 40 years in operation. With bins for more than 11 types of recyclables and little wait, the center was particularly popular with neighbors and off-campus residents in Pasadena. But Caltech’s plans to build out the north end of campus won’t leave enough space...

    Jason Henry
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  • Environment

    Trump plan: Southern California monuments would be spared, six others would be reduced

    Six national monuments would be reduced in size, with millions of acres of protected lands opened to grazing, logging and oil and gas exploration, according to new recommendations released by the Trump administration. But Southern California’s monuments appeared to be spared in the cuts proposed by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. No changes were offered for two local monuments — the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, a 346,177-acre swath of the Angeles...

    From staff and wire reports|

  • Electric vehicles

    California tries to goose electric car sales with rebates — but is it enough?

    California electric car buyers are getting a mixed bag of news this week, some of which could have profound implications for the future of the state’s effort to get 1.5 million drivers out of emission-spewing vehicles and into electric alternatives. The Legislature is poised to send the governor a bill—outlining how to spend $1.5 billion in proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions—that includes $140 million replenish the state air board’s...

    By Julie Cart CALmatters|

  • Local governments

    Pasadena mayor walks, talks about possibly removing private equestrian clubs, camps from Arroyo Seco

    PASADENA >> Mayor Terry Tornek spoke frankly on Saturday about the problems of making even the slightest changes involving entrenched uses in the Arroyo Seco. He singled out three tenants doing business within the city’s Hahamongna Watershed Park in the upper Arroyo as examples: MACH 1, a group using horseback riding as therapy; Tom Sawyer Summer Camp, a day camp; and the Rose Bowl Riders (RBR), a private equestrian club on 7 acres. With about 40 people listening,...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Wildlife poaching and smuggling

    Video: Man shoots deer with arrow in Monrovia neighborhood

    Neighbors are outraged and authorities are investigating after a man was captured on video shooting a deer with a bow and arrow in a residential neighborhood in Monrovia earlier this week, but the archer says there’s more to the story that depicted in the video clip. The incident took place just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday at

    Brian Day
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  • Electric vehicles

    The column where we blow up the myth that electric cars are too expensive

    There’s this myth that grew up around electric cars that they are too expensive. It’s all Elon Musk’s fault for creating a sleek, lightning-fast and amazingly efficient electric vehicle recognized as the gold standard in the industry. His Tesla cars cost between $80,000 and $100,000. The world awaits his Model 3, as do 400,000 people on a waiting list, which can go between 220 miles and 310 miles on a single charge, depending on the battery pack size. They...

    Steve Scauzillo
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