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Help us preserve open space at Banning Ranch in Newport Beach

Learn the the facts about the 1,375 homes and resort complex planned for Banning Ranch in Newport Beach, and how you can help save all 401 acres of Banning Ranch as open space for future generations.

Leadership Training Committee announces new administrator

The Chapter's Leaderhip Training (LTC) and Outings Management (OMC) committees announce a new team approach to the duties of the LTC Administrator a role that provides guidance and records managment for outings leader candidates.
 
Former Administrator Bob Draney, is retiring from the position of sole LTC Admin. Now Adrienne Benedict has stepped in to head up a team consisting of LTC Chair Anne Marie Richardson, Bob Draney and OMC Chair Jane Simpson. 
 

Want to help grow the Chapter's outings program? Come to Outings Assembly on Nov. 1

Join us for the annual Angeles Chapter Outings Assembly on Nov. 1 at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles.

The theme this year is "Communication, Social Media and National Parks 2016." A program agenda will be provided, with various workshops available at 10 a.m. followed by the meeting starting at 11 a.m.

All Outings chairs, leaders, participants and all other interested persons are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Fire in Montebello Hills raises new dangers about housing proposal

Officials in Montebello, Calif., have confirmed that damage from a recent wildfire was more extensive than previously reported. 

The Lincoln Fire began around 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 near the Rio Hondo River section of the Whittier Narrows. The fire spread quickly in two directions, north to the Bosque de Rio Hondo recreation area and east into the Montebello Hill oilfield. The oilfield is located within Unit 9 of the California Gnatcatcher Critical Habitat designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2007.

Back to the beach: Access in Malibu reopens

Finally! The path and pristine views along one of Malibu's most exclusive coastlines are now easily accessible to all of us. After a decade long legal fight that pitted public access advocates against a wealthy homeowner who refused to build a path, the California Coastal Commission officially opened a walkway along the 1.5-mile Carbon Beach earlier in September.

Check out Sierra Club's new logo (yes, the tree stays)

Hey Google, you aren't the only one with a new logo. The Sierra Club has rolled out a new, cleaner symbol.

Don't worry, after 124 years, it's still the emblematic sequoia tree. It's still Yosemite Valley. And it's still our Sierra Club name. 

Come to the Fall Festival at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Photo Provided by Patti Barnes

Want to reward a special Chapter volunteer? Award nominations due Dec. 15

Everyone loves to receive an award, and now is the time to take a look around for that special person who volunteers tirelessly in service to the Sierra Club through conservation, outings, activism, advocacy and leadership. Let’s celebrate the good works of an outstanding outings leader, an inspiring conservationist, a member with irrepressible, contagious enthusiasm and someone who embodies the ideals of our Chapter and the Sierra Club.

Why you should want to pay more for L.A.'s water and electricity

Want to sit down and talk with the L.A. Department of Water and Power about their proposed rate changes?

Passages: Memorial planned for longtime Sierra Club activist Dan Sullivan

Sierra Club activist Dan Sullivan, who transformed the Club's national political and legislative program in the 1970s and '80s, died Aug. 27. He was 74 years old.

An obituary at SFGate.com says, in part:

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