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Wednesday, April 23 2014 @ 04:51 PM PDT

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I just wanted to say thank you so much...

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the free mulch, and wonderful service from Jim in the Sanitation Department... When I first showed up to FREE MULCH SITE, it was empty with left overs scattered about... I telephoned Sanitation department and Jim the “man in charge” said city truck broke down and didn’t make delivery today. Meanwhile I have old hobo trash cans rolling around the back of my SUV..

Next day I showed up still no mulch.. I went home telephoned Jim from Sanitation department and he said truck was on the way, and He assured me...
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Car that runs on nothing but water unveiled in Japan. No gasoline, no battery recharging and no emissions.

Japanese company Genepax presents its eco-friendly car that runs on nothing but water. The car has an energy generator that extracts hydrogen from water that is poured into the car’s tank. The generator then releases electrons that produce electric power to run the car. The electric powered car can run on any type of water (you can even use tea and soda…etc). The car can run for an hour at about 50 miles per hour on just a liter of water; about 2 cans of soda worth. Genepax, the company that invented the technology, aims to collaborate with Japanese manufacturers to mass produce it.
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California 2010 Ballot Propositions

Nine initiatives will be on the November 2, 2010 ballot. A tenth measure, an $11.1 billion water bond, had also been certified for the November ballot, but on August 9, state legislators voted to postpone the vote on it from 2010 to 2012.

1. Proposition 19 Marijuana Legalize and tax marijuana
2. Proposition 20 Elections Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee
3. Proposition 21 Taxes Increase vehicle license fees by $18 a year to fund state parks
4. Proposition 22 State spending State government prohibited from taking designated types of local funds
5. Proposition 23 Environment Suspend AB 32, the "Global Warming Solutions Act" until unemployment falls below 5.5% for a year
6. Proposition 24 Taxes Eliminates three business tax breaks
7. Proposition 25 State spending State budget and budget-related legislation can be passed with a simple majority vote, rather than current 2/3rds requirement
8. Proposition 26 Taxes Voters must give permission before any new taxes can be imposed
9. Proposition 27 Elections Return task of redistricting to the California State Legislature (repealing Prop 11)

What do you think?

Vote No on "23"

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Stop the Sneak Attack on GMO Labeling!

If the U.S. government has its way, the powerful intergovernmental group Codex may soon make it impossible to label food "GMO-free" for any country in the world. On May 3rd, 2010 Obama officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will travel to a special meeting to propose that Codex reject common sense labeling laws regarding GMO food products. Stand up for your right to know what's in your food and stop this sneak attack on GMO labeling, please sign below:

Sign the petition!! It's in your hands.

Watch the videos!

The Health Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

We Are Change Manitoba: Label GMO Foods

Educate yourself and take action!

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Villaraigosa, City Hall and DWP 2010 Debacle

In the past 31 days, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has taken one of the most tumultuous rides in the annals of municipal power politics. On the subject of the DWP rate hike, Al Gore weighed in by satellite, City Controller Wendy Greuel wrongly declared the city would go broke in May, the mayor called for a partial government shutdown and the city's credit rating and reputation took a very public beating.

Yet City Hall watchers cannot agree on what the drama is really all about.
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"Cash for Caulkers" HOMESTAR Program to Help U.S. Businesses and Homeowners

U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday laid out the details of his new HOMESTAR program, nicknamed "Cash for Caulkers," which would provide on-the-spot government rebates to homeowners who make their homes more energy-efficient by installing new windows, doors, insulation and other materials from an approved list.
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California Approves New Environmental Curriculum for K-12 Students

Beginning this spring, schoolchildren in California will be learning more about the environment than ever before, thanks to a new state-approved environmental curriculum for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The state Board of Education signed off on 76 sections of a proposed 85-part curriculum that integrates environmental education into science, history and social science classes and is designed to meet and fulfill state academic standards, according to a report on Mercury News.com. The board is expected to review the other nine sections later this year. Teachers should be able to access the curriculum online this spring at no charge. Meanwhile, state officials are trying to find money for printing costs and teacher training.
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Fruit Tree Tour is on The Road!

In the last 6 years, the Common Vision Fruit Tree Tour Program has directly impacted 45,000 students, transformed over 120 low income schools and community centers into abundant orchards, and planted over 3,500 fruit trees. In the Spring of 2010, 27 eco-educators and performing artists will once again travel in the world's largest veggie- oil-powered caravan to plant trees, play drums, dance, perform, and write eco-rhymes with youth and adults from San Diego to Sacramento.

"For the past 4 days, our new crew of 18 educators has been hard at work training for our busy weeks ahead of planting and inspiring."

This year's crew is once again a powerful, creative team of eco-super heroes.
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CAR-FREE FRIDAYS

Council member Rosendahl is the second prominent L.A. City Council official to promote the benefits of bicycle commuting so far this year. L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti kicked off the campaign with an inaugural ride through Hollywood in January.

"Cycling can play an important role in helping us find solutions to traffic congestion," said Council member Bill Rosendahl. "Rides like this can help people get more comfortable using their bikes for commuting and short trips. Every trip we make by bicycle keeps a car off the road and even reduces parking demand. Plus, it helps us introduce a healthful activity into our daily lives.
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Positive Affirmation

Everyone loves a happy positive person. We wanted to send out positive vibrations when we can. A daily reminder to love, care and share. As we bring that love and compassion in our hearts and we share that joy with everything and everyone around us.

It helps create that true loving state. That state of mind that we want to bring and carry to everyone. Be grateful for you who are, be grateful for the opportunities life gives you. Always put full thought and feelings into the positive life you want to manifest.

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