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5 cool places to go this fall

Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors. Can't think of anything? We've got you covered -- from a walking tour of San Juan Capistrano in October to Thanksgiving at Harwood Lodge. Consider these hikes, trips and tours -- and then go to our online calendar for a hundreds of upcoming Chapter adventures.

San Juan Capistrano Mission and Historic City Tour
Oct. 26

$1,000 rebate for October signups for solar power

Rooftop solar power systems are on the rise in California -- and Sierra Club has a partnership to help homeowners get on board.

The Club joins with solar company Sungevity to make an offer that benefits homeowners and the Club. Every person who signs up in October will receive a $1,000 rebate -- and the Sierra Club receives $1,000 too. Click here to get started-- and spread the word.

Why should you go solar?

Club opposes drilling plan for land in Whittier set aside as parkland

The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter strongly opposes a plan to allow oil drilling in the Whittier Hills on land that was purchased by the city and supposed to be preserved as open-space parkland.

Mayor Villaraigosa receives Sierra Club award for L.A.'s coal-free power play

Former two-term Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has received the Sierra' Club's Edgar Wayburn Award, which honors outstanding service to the environment by a person in government. Under Villaraigosa’s leadership, Los Angeles announced it will become the first large city in the United States to stop using electricity generated by coal-fired power plants.
 

Landscapes of the West are stars of new photo exhibit

Photographer Charlie Lieberman spent the last two years touring the American West to capture images that would best define the extraordinary landscape.

The link between trade and population

The relationship between trade and population is based on one main factor: growth. Growth of people, growth of goods and services, and growth of markets and capital.

Investigation underway over drainage system at Ballona reserve

The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, part of the last 5% of California's remaining wetlands, was saved from development, but now Sierra Club activists and environmentalists are troubled by the discovery of a drainage system that may have impacted the approximately 600 acres of wetlands and uplands adjacent to Playa Del Rey.

Court says Saddle Crest housing plan in O.C. is a no-go

Showing consistency with other land use decisions in Trabuco Canyon, Orange County Superior Court Judge Steven L.

Let's stop loving our parks to death, OK?

Fitness, research, stress release, friendship, solitude, training, beauty. 

There are countless reasons to get outdoors. With more than 133,000 collective acres of wildlands in Orange County—the parks, scenery and experiences are plentiful. However, complaints are increasing from park users as they find that more of those experiences are negative and some are downright scary. 

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