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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
In this issue of South Bay Watch, read how home sharing helped to steer a Redondo Beach woman back to a path of housing stability following a pandemic job loss.
Drought Developments – Manhattan Beach Moves One Step Closer to Water Sustainability as it Constructs a New Peck Reservoir
The City of Manhattan Beach is building a new drought-busting reservoir to replace its aging system.
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. [...]