Cal Poly Pomona students in Professor Lehrman’s Landscape Architecture class recently put together videos describing some of the issues we face in the San Fernando Valley,possibilities for the future,and interviewed our staff. All three projects propose community gardens and improvements to public spaces –which we are currently working on!
The River that . . . →Read More:Cal Poly Pomona Student Films on the San Fernando Valley
New plants for the pathway
Over 108 residents,students,and community members came out to the Pacoima Wash on April 30th to participate in the Mayor’s Day of Service. The focus of this year’s day of service was the Los Angeles River Watershed,with projects focused on improving the river and its tributaries happening . . . →Read More:Mayor’s Day of Service a Success!
Here are some excellent photos from November 15th’s launch of the Don’t Waste LA campaign,of which PB is a proud member. Shown speaking are our Executive Director Nury Martinez,Councilmember Richard Alarcon,and Mayor Villaraigosa speaking from the Don’t Waste LA website. I believe these are by Robert Staley.
Our ED Nury Martinez at DWLA Launch
. . . →Read More:Photos from Don’t Waste LA Launch
Our Members Taking it to the Streets!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who made our bridge and tunnel improvements possible this weekend,despite the scary weather! That means thanks to Assemblymember Fuentes and his staff,to Ackley Padilla in the office of Councilmember Alarcon (CD 7),to over 40 students from San Fernando . . . →Read More:Haddon Bridge Improvements a Success!
Alex Salgado,Waste Hauler (via Don't Waste LA)
Today is America Recycles Day! To celebrate and keep the good work going,Pacoima Beautiful joined other concerned citizens to increase recycling and keep waste out of landfills. Landfills are concentrated in working class communities of color like our neighbors,Sylmar and Sun Valley –meaning NESFV residents . . . →Read More:Don’t Waste LA!
Thanks to Danielle Brazell of Arts For LA,who joined us on a recent tour of Pacoima via the Southern California Leadership Network,for her recent coverage of PB and our work on her blog!
“Another incredible example is happening in Pacoima. What initially started as a group of mothers mobilizing against illegal dumping,Pacoima Beautiful . . . →Read More:PB in Arts For LA Blog!
This Friday afternoon we are having a Park(ing) Day celebration,the only one of its kind in the North East San Fernando Valley! We’ll set up with some places to rest and relax,have a paleta (popsicle),and grab some bike and pedestrian info (thanks to the amazing Ciudad de Luces and Bike Metro!). Park(ing) . . . →Read More:Two Parties:Park(ing) Day and Kermes/Grassroots Fundraiser!
We here at PB have long been working on revitalizing the Pacoima Wash (a tributary of the LA River),making it into an open space resource for our community and environment. As such,we were delighted to see this great article in the LA Times,following river advocates on a kayak ride of the LA . . . →Read More:A Navigable LA River!
Planting a Tree
Saturday,dozens of youth joined staff from Tree People and Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes’office to green and clean-up Glenoaks Boulevard. YUTEP hosted the community event,with San Fernando High School,Vaughn HS,Arleta HS,Sylmar HS,Polly HS and Maclay Middle School in attendance. This clean-up helped create . . . →Read More:PB Youth,Tree People and Assemblymember Fuentes’s Office Partner for a Greener Community