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Spring Is Around the Corner — Time to Lettuce Grow

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Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:50pm

Temperatures in Los Angeles have finally hit a balmy 70 degrees, signaling spring is around the corner, and our gardening gloves are getting itchy. Even if you don’t have a garden, a new membership program called Lettuce Grow provides people with the tools, encouragement and inspiration to grow 20 percent of their food at home on balconies, patios and rooftops in decorative and functional containers.

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Students are striking for action on climate change — a truancy everyone should applaud

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Thu, 03/14/2019 - 7:04pm

Consider this a note explaining why one of us will be absent from school on March 15 — and why everyone else should applaud this truancy.

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California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade

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Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:46pm

It’s official: California is 100% drought-free.

For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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In the middle of a butterfly crisis, California sees a burst of painted ladies

Published: 
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:20pm

Perhaps you spotted them on La Cienega, flitting north by the thousands near the Westfield mall.

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MWD vote moves Colorado River drought plan forward

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Wed, 03/13/2019 - 8:17pm

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday sealed California’s participation in a landmark Colorado River drought management plan, agreeing to shoulder more of the state’s future delivery cuts to prevent Lake Mead from falling to dangerously low levels.