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 ( shows that on extreme heat days, emergency room visits increase by 1,500 patients. Estimates ( show 16 additional people [...]

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

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.

2022-11-28T14:16:55-08:00November 22, 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. [...]

2023-04-13T17:42:54-07:00November 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|
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