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Griffith Park: Picnic area, not ball fields

After the dust-up in spring 2012 about replacing most of Griffith Park’s Crystal Springs picnic area with two "youth baseball" fields, there was a period of relative silence. Local media had relished a disagreement that was often framed as tree-hugging curmudgeons versus kids longing for a place to play baseball.

U.S.-Mexican border's affect on the environment

When Sierra Club activist Krista Schlyer learned that hundreds of miles of recently built walls along the U.S.-Mexico border were wreaking havoc on sensitive wildlands and wildlife, she took notice. More important, she took pictures.

Sierra Club director named National Geographic Adventurer

12 ways of giving to jumpstart your holiday

LA fall color hike: Dipper, deer and triffids, oh my!

The Meanderthals (that's what we call our group) took a fall color hike on Nov. 20 up the Gabrielino Trail in the lower Arroyo Seco from Jet Propulsion Lab to Paul Little Picnic Area, about 7 miles round trip. Here's what winter looks like in L.A.'s backyard, the Angeles National Forest. Check our calendar to join one of our winter hikes.
 

Yup, we all know climate change is real

New state-by-state polling reports issued in November find that the vast majority of Americans in traditionally red and blue states accept climate science and want government action to clean up climate pollution.

Huntington Beach desalination plant is a no-go

The California Coastal Commission last week put off a decision on plans for a desalination plant in Huntington Beach -- a plan strongly opposed by Sierra Club Angeles Chapter.

Day care at 8,300 feet? Kind of, at the Mt Baldy Ski Hut

t was kiddie time at the Sierra Club Ski Hut on Mt. Baldy on Sunday, Nov. 17.

William Dolphin of Ontario, Calif., (below) presided over children who had spent the night. He estimated about 20 to 25 people stayed over at the ski hut that was built in 1937. The parents, he said, were off to bag the peak -- and he stayed behind to watch the little ones and greet visitors who were day hiking.

Sierra Club seeks a 'better outcome' for closed San Onofre nuclear power plant

Environmental activists on had only a short time to celebrate the June 7 closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant before realizing the huge challenge posed by radioactive waste at the site. Gene Stone, a leader of the coalition to close the plant, has said, “We are safer now that San Onofre is shut – but we are not safe. “

New chief takes over Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Committee

 

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