This LA Couple is on a Mission

LA Times. June 14, 2019. By Lisa Boone: Plant a native; help save Los Angeles. That’s Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi’s mission.
They’re not alone. All over Southern California, gardeners are removing their turf lawns and replacing them with indigenous plantings, prompted by turf removal rebates, the opportunity to combat climate change and, as Kirk says, “just doing the right thing.”

Fire-Resilience Strategies

Malibu Surfside News. May 2, 2019. By Barbara Burke: Homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the Woolsey Fire gathered on Friday, April 27, at the Malibu City Hall to participate in Rebuilding Resilience: A Hands-on- Workshop with Green Architects and Engineers.
The program was co-hosted by Global Green, an environmental organization that fosters a shift toward a sustainable future; the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA); and The City of Malibu’s Environmental Sustainability Department.

Fire Proofing Your Home

LA Times. May 2, 2019. By Lisa Boone: As Los Angeles homeowners prepare to trim grass, weeds and trees for the annual brush clearance inspections in May and June, the L.A. County Fire Department’s Forestry Division advises moving beyond standard procedures when it comes to reducing wildfire risk.