Going Renewable: As California Sets Ambitious Clean Energy Goals, Its Largest Community Energy Provider Keeps Pace to Ensure Grid’s Resiliency

By Ted Bardacke, Executive Director, Clean Power Alliance  Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is the fifth largest electricity provider in California and the single largest provider of 100% renewable energy to customers in the nation. We take our responsibility to reliably integrate renewable energy into the grid very seriously, as we [...]

2021-12-22T10:00:08-08:00December 22, 2021|

A Roadmap for the Future: What is GIS and What it Can Do for South Bay Cities

Geographic information systems, known as GIS, are a way to organize, analyze and display any data that has a location. For a city, that data can be anything from the demographics of the people living around a park, to a full schematic of the city’s water system, according to Barry [...]

2021-12-16T10:57:03-08:00December 16, 2021|

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION: Enhanced Fiber Speed Capability to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety in Manhattan Beach

A map that shows the South Bay Fiber Network and Manhattan Beach Fiber Network, which would facilitate the Manhattan Beach Advanced Traffic System (MBATS). The city of Manhattan Beach is in the design phase of its proposed Manhattan Beach Advanced Traffic System (MBATS) project that will enhance commute [...]

2021-09-16T09:52:59-07:00June 23, 2021|

SHARING IS CARING: Three Tips for Preparing a Home to Share with a Tenant

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ (SBCCOG) Home Share South Bay pilot program launched in October 2020. The program matches home providers who have extra space in their homes with people looking for more affordable housing opportunities in the South Bay. Home seekers may include those on the verge of [...]

2021-10-11T18:02:13-07:00June 23, 2021|

SBCCOG AROUND TOWN: Inglewood Mayor Arranges Special SoFi Tour for South Bay Electeds

Thanks to Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, the SBCCOG board of directors and local elected officials were recently able to take a special “behind the scenes” tour of the new SoFi Stadium. Among the highlights were strolls through the LA Rams locker room, along with the owner’s suite, lounge and [...]

2021-09-16T10:01:20-07:00June 23, 2021|

NOT BAAAAAD WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT! The Goats Return to the Palos Verdes Peninsula

By Steve Tabor This is an excerpt from an article published June 10, 2021 by Palos Verdes Pulse; www.palosverdespulse.com Photo credit: Steve Tabor, Palos Verdes Magazine The steep and slippery slopes of the Palos Verdes canyons and hillsides make it extremely difficult to clear away the variety of [...]

2021-09-16T08:46:31-07:00June 23, 2021|


South Bay beaches have become a bit more accessible for people who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Over the last year, three mats have been installed at South Bay beaches— two by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors in Torrance and Manhattan Beach, and one by [...]

2021-09-16T10:03:53-07:00June 23, 2021|

FACES OF THE SBCCOG: Meet Colleen Farrell, Senior Project Manager, Communications

Colleen Farrell is the most recent addition to the SBCCOG staff. Upon joining the organization as senior project manager of communications, she immediately dove into her new role, planning the virtual celebration for the South Bay Fiber Network. Along with overseeing the organization’s publications and publicity efforts, she has been [...]

2021-09-16T11:55:40-07:00June 23, 2021|

GROUNDWATER DESALINATION: How do we create a “drought-proof” water supply?

WRD plans to extract and treat brackish groundwater with advanced technologies to create a "drought" proof source of water. By Robert Katherman, treasurer, Water Replenishment District Climate change is creating enormous global challenges for the delivery of life-giving water. When Governor Newsom recently declared emergency water rules for [...]

2021-09-15T16:58:48-07:00June 23, 2021|

SAVING THE PLANET: What Businesses and Residents Need to Know about California’s Organic Waste Recycling Law

Scientists tell us that greenhouse gases released by human activities, like land-filling food and yard waste, cause climate change. According to CalRecycle, landfills are the third largest source of methane in California. Organic waste, which includes food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, cardboard and wood make up half of what Californians [...]

2021-09-16T08:54:33-07:00June 23, 2021|
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