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Opinion: Environmental Extremism Is on the Wrong Side of History

By Andrew Langer Environmental activists have a new tactic: protesting outside shareholder meetings of major energy gas firms. In May, protestors gathered outside ExxonMobil’s annual meeting to scream, “keep it…

City of El Monte Healthy Coordinating Council Hosts Opening of Community Garden

City of El Monte Healthy Coordinating Council Hosts Opening of Community Garden

    The City of El Monte Healthy Coordinating Council, in collaboration with local non-profit Day One and El Monte High School, is hosting the grand opening of the El…

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

By Melinda Myers Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs. Plant them in…

Create a Garden Anywhere with Straw Bales

Create a Garden Anywhere with Straw Bales

Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, lawn or any area with…

Plant a Pollinator Garden and Enjoy the Many Benefits

Plant a Pollinator Garden and Enjoy the Many Benefits

By Melinda Myers Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape, or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to thank. These…

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

By Gus Herrera When you step inside Designer Rugs & Kilims, aka Jon’s Rugs, in Pasadena you are stepping into much more than your typical antique rug store, you are…

Put Out that Cigarette: El Monte Bans Smoking in Apartments and Condos

Put Out that Cigarette: El Monte Bans Smoking in Apartments and Condos

By J. Shadé Quintanilla Apartment buildings and condominiums in El Monte will soon be smoke-free zones. On Tuesday, the El Monte City Council voted unanimously to prohibit smoking in multi-unit…

El Monte Gets to the Root of Its Dead Tree Problem

El Monte Gets to the Root of Its Dead Tree Problem

By J. Shadé Quintanilla One neighborhood in El Monte is full of dead trees. Planted almost sixty years ago, many of the walnut trees on Fieldcrest Street and the tulip…

Governor Takes Action to Protect Communities Against Unprecedented Tree Die-Off

Governor Takes Action to Protect Communities Against Unprecedented Tree Die-Off

As record drought conditions exacerbate bark beetle infestation that is killing tens of millions of trees across California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of emergency and sought…

Tips to Protect Your Yard From El Niño Storm Damage

Tips to Protect Your Yard From El Niño Storm Damage

The changing weather conditions appear to be setting up for an El Niño season with the possibility of record-breaking precipitation. Heavy rainfall has the potential to cause major devastation, runoff…

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