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South Bay Cities Council of Governments Photo Contest Calls for Photos of South Bay Landmarks  

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) is searching for the community’s best photographs of South Bay landmarks for its second annual “Why I Love the South Bay” photo contest.  

2023-02-01T18:09:57-08:00February 1, 2023|

SBCCOG Works with West Torrance Girl Scouts to Provide Kindness to Unhoused

Laurie Jacobs, project coordinator, SBCCOG Homeless Services programs, loads welcome kits made by west Torrance Girl Scouts in preparation for distribution to formerly unhoused neighbors who have been newly placed in permanent housing. The South Bay Council of Governments (SBCCOG) recently worked with a west Torrance Girl Scout [...]

2023-01-18T13:00:19-08:00January 18, 2023|

Perspective – Help Make #HeatSafeLA a Reality

By Lynn Hur, research and communications intern, Los Angeles Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) Heat is a year-round threat to health in Los Angeles County. New UCLA research (bit.ly/3TL6uCs) shows that on extreme heat days, emergency room visits increase by 1,500 patients. Estimates (bit.ly/3szZmgf) show 16 additional people [...]

2022-11-28T19:04:52-08:00November 28, 2022|

Sustainability Under Our Feet – Water Replenishment District Refills Ancient Aquifers to Meet Region’s Growing Water Needs

As Southern California faces the worst drought on record in 1,200 years, water is at the forefront of the minds of many. Some communities are facing water restrictions imposed by cities and utility companies. Many are asking, “why?” The Water Replenishment District (WRD) manages southern Los Angeles County’s groundwater supply. [...]

2022-11-28T13:01:32-08:00November 22, 2022|

Good News on the Homeless Front – Following a Close Brush with Homelessness After a Pandemic Job Loss, Redondo Beach Woman Finds Path to Long-Term Stability Through Home Sharing

Elena Becerra (left) and her father Alberto Becerra (middle) share a laugh with housemate Ron Bachmeier, a semi-retiree (right). At the end of 2019, Elena Becerra felt on track toward achieving the American dream. She had a full-time job she loved teaching her native language Spanish to students [...]

2023-01-03T11:23:12-08:00November 22, 2022|

CALL FOR WATER-SAVING ACTION – West Basin Wants Residents to Get Super-Cali-Frugalistic with Water

The West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin), a member of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, is the water wholesale agency proudly serving the South Bay region. Working in partnership with the SBCCOG’s South Bay Environmental Service Center (SBESC), it works to ensure water reliability in both wet [...]

2022-09-01T16:39:36-07:00September 1, 2022|

New Temporary Shelter Gives the Unhoused in Torrance a Stepping Stone Toward Permanent Housing

A tiny home village has opened in Torrance to temporarily shelter people experiencing homelessness until they can be connected to a home of their own. From left: SBCCOG Administrative Officer Lara Gerges, SBCCOG Analyst Laurie Jacobs, analyst; SBCCOG Executive Director Jacki Bacharach; Los Angeles County 4th District Supervisor Janice [...]

2022-09-01T16:25:52-07:00September 1, 2022|

Phase One Planning Work Gets Underway for Micromobility Lane Network

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), its technical consultant Fehr and Peers, and cities’ staff have begun technical planning work to implement the new 243-mile route network called the South Bay Local Travel Network (LTN). The LTN is a network of safe streets that will support the growing [...]

2022-10-03T17:36:05-07:00September 1, 2022|

GREAT RESIGNATION OR GREAT RESHUFFLE? – Cities Like Torrance Look at Private Sector Strategies to Address Retention Challenges

Contributed by: City of Torrance Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Economic Development The Great Resignation describes the higher-than-usual number of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs starting in late 2020 following COVID-19 shutdowns. A Pew Research survey found the top reasons U.S. workers quit were low pay (63%), no opportunities [...]

2022-09-01T16:22:39-07:00September 1, 2022|
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