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2014-03-04 16:22:33

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) includes $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. "The fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration's priorities of supporting and improving the...

2013-10-31 20:20:30

Known as the best season to visit the country's newest national park, Fall brings thousands of park visitors to the region, helping to spur local business SOLEDAD, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As summer temperatures cool and the fall season kicks off in Pinnacles National Park, Soledad city leaders and business owners are eagerly awaiting a swell of visitors to the country's newest national park. After a busy spring season, which brought thousands of new park visitors...

2012-11-27 12:30:48

DENVER, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EFG-Arroyo Gateway, LLC (EFG), an EnviroFinance(®) Group company, announced today that it recently acquired a three building office park located at 131 - 175 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena, CA. The 2.23 acre property contains two single-story buildings and one two-story building totaling ±42,000 square feet of rentable space. EFG plans to extensively renovate the former electronics manufacturing site for multi-tenant office and...

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2010-02-20 07:35:00

A new webcam at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is keeping an eye on debris and water flows that could course down nearby wildfire-stripped hillsides during a rainstorm. The camera, installed by the U.S. Geological Survey, looks over the Arroyo Seco, a usually dry riverbed on the east side of JPL property. The Lab, in addition to the National Weather Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and first responders will be monitoring the images for large pulses of water and debris, which could damage...

2008-10-14 21:00:13

Timothy F. Brick, whose leadership has helped guide one of the nation's largest regional water agency's response to unprecedented supply and financial challenges, was unanimously re-elected today as chairman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Brick--the city of Pasadena's representative on the Metropolitan board since June 1985 and the longest tenured MWD board member--will begin a second two-year term as chairman Jan. 1. "As we scan...

2008-08-28 03:00:36

By Dan Abendschein PASADENA - The city celebrated the completion of a $2.5 million project to restore the native environment of the Arroyo Seco stream on Wednesday. The project transformed a muddy, overgrown, garbage-strewn stretch of the arroyo into a clear-watered fish habitat with natural vegetation. The Arroyo Seco Foundation, which administered the project, introduced 300 native arroyo chub fish, and planted 240 native trees, including sycamores and oaks. They also removed 60 non-...

2008-08-24 03:00:13

Concert a hit The city of Alhambra is to be commended for its Summer Jubilee concert series, in particular the one featuring Kenny Loggins. The entire evening was stellar from event management to the encore with the small exception being the interjecting of politics where it does not belong by an Alhambra councilman. The headline performance was moving with the presentation of the key to the city to Loggins and his recollections of growing up in the city. As usual, Loggins' band...

2008-08-22 21:00:14

ON Wednesday of next week, various worthies - including Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Metropolitan Water District board Chairman Tim Brick - will gather to celebrate the completion of yet another milestone in the decades-long effort to restore a healthy watershed in the city's Arroyo Seco. The Central Arroyo Stream Restoration Program is considered a model for cleaning up urban waterways, and that success will be marked on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. west of the Rose Bowl Aquatics...

2008-07-27 21:00:26

Lloyd Austin's "Switzer-land" camp in the mountains above Pasadena included this stone chapel on the edge of a precipice. It was dedicated in 1924. One former Boy Scout recalls going up the Arroyo Seco by car until the road ended at Oak Wilde camp, then hiking a narrow trail several miles to Switzer's camp, where there was a lodge and cabins. In the early morning, perhaps Easter, they attended a service in the chapel. The chapel, as well as the other structures, is long gone....

2008-07-20 12:00:26

By The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 20--The Basin Complex Fire grew by 3,400 acres Saturday, but most of the action was firefighters setting controlled burns. There were no major developments in the fire that has charred 133,709 acres from Big Sur to Arroyo Seco in the past month, a fire spokesman said. Backfires were being used to improve fire lines, and the work was going well, he said. The fire has burned 27 homes and 34 outbuildings. Costs of fighting the blaze reached...