Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Green SoCal Headlines: Bold Plans for S.D. Station


Bold Plans for San Diego Station
Summary: At ULI's California High Speed Rail TOD Marketplace, designers presented ambitious plans for San Diego’s proposed Lindbergh Field train station/airport multimodal transit center.

Target Illegally Dumped Hazardous Goods, Claim CA Prosecutors
Summary: The city of Los Angeles and California state prosecutors allege that Target illegally dumped hazardous consumer products that were returned or damaged, according to a preliminary injunction against the retail chain store, reports Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors are seeking civil penalties against the retailer.

Mayor Villaraigosa discusses 30/10 Initiative with Senate committee today
Summary: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa today testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chaired by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), on the need for new transportation financing tools, with the Mayor’s 30/10 initiative as a model for federal-local partnership.

Stop bellyaching cities! Follow L.A.’s example on building for the future
Summary: There is an excellent model of innovative transportation funding that we can all learn from if we look to our friends on the West Coast, where Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is championing the 30/10 Initiative.

Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning
Summary: A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River. Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of water cannot keep pace with the region’s demands.

Prop. 23 to be focus of candidates forum
Summary: A ballot measure that would suspend clean-air legislation until the state's jobless rate falls will likely be the main issue at an Oct. 2 candidates forum in San Diego.

Profit and recycled plastic at Opportunity Green conference downtown
Summary: On Thursday, Avatar actress Michelle Rodriguez, solar-powered vehicles, basketball star Shaquille O’Neal and eco-friendly bento boxes collided in downtown Los Angeles.

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