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News Archive
April 27, 2020 By Charming Evelyn, Angeles Chapter Water Committee

Metropolitan Water District, the water wholesaler that serves 26 local water agencies in the Southern California region, voted for a two-year budget that will raise water rates during the biggest economic downturn in California since the Great Depression.

April 27, 2020 By Morgan Goodwin, Senior Director, Angeles Chapter

This was my first month on the job for the Angeles Chapter and intense would be a big understatement for what it’s been like to step into this role during a pandemic.

April 27, 2020 By Suvan Geer, Angeles Chapter Environmental Justice Committee

In this new age of uncertainty, we must demand actions be taken NOW to ensure everyone, including our most vulnerable citizens, can be “Safer at Home.”

April 22, 2020 By David Haake & Barbara Hensleigh, Angeles Chapter

Watch our Earthday Live Forum with Sen. Holly Mitchel & Rep Sydney Kamlager-Dove to learn about neighborhood oil drilling in LA

April 17, 2020 By Sierra Club Media Team

We hope that you’ve been staying safe, and finding moments of joy and peace, even though it's hard right now. We also wanted to share opportunities for honoring the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and what would have been Take Your Kids to Work Day next week.

April 6, 2020 By Jane Simpson, WTC Chair and unofficial WTC Historian

Wilderness Travel Course (WTC) leaders don’t think about counting years until we cross a milestone. 2020 is special because it marks WTC’s official 30th year of operation. Since 1990, we’ve trained thousands of Southern California wilderness travelers.

March 27, 2020 By Sierra Club Climate Parents Team

With many schools across the nation closed and communities across the country being asked to shelter in place and/or practice social distancing, we've come up with some tools and resources we hope you find helpful.

March 27, 2020 By Sharon Koch

These are moments when our natural instinct is to reach out and offer help.  But how can we offer a helping hand while still being mindful of stay at home policies and social distancing?  Here are a few ideas to inspire you to add your suggestions. These are opportunities to reach out while using best practices to discourage the spread of COVID-19.

March 26, 2020 By Will McWhinney, Chapter Volunteer

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, but the Angeles Chapter was working hard at preserving wild place for decades before.

We warmly welcome Morgan Goodwin, our new Angeles Chapter Senior Director

March 14, 2020 By Photo by CDC on Unsplash

The Sierra Club has announced new proactive procedures to protect all volunteers and staff from the coronavirus

March 9, 2020 By Louise Fleming

Experience a better way to commute and try Metrolink. Ride the train for free for one day on April 22.

February 29, 2020 By By Jenny Binstock, Sierra Club Senior Campaigns Representative - Lands, Water, Wildlife

Join us in celebrating the recent wins to protect our public lands and rivers with the passage of the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act in the House which protects such treasures as our San Gabriel Mountains, the Rim of the Valley, Central Coast and Northwest Forests.

February 28, 2020 By Will McWhinney

Another explosion and fire rages at Marathon refinery in South Bay, home to several large refineries and the worst air quality in the U.S.

February 26, 2020 By Chapter Staff

We urge you to vote for candidates who share the view of the Sierra Club about protecting the environment

February 26, 2020 By Chapter Staff

Those members eligible to vote will receive ballots in early March - find Angeles Chapter candidate recommendations here

February 25, 2020 By Jim Hines

US Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced America's Redrock Wilderness Act to protect YOUR national public lands in Utah

February 25, 2020 By Jim Hines

Sierra Club campaign to protect the largest wild cats in California.

Annual Awards Celebration Rescheduled:
When: SUNDAY, November 8, 2020

February 7, 2020 By Cathy Kissinger

A tribute to John Yard, conservationist and activist

January 21, 2020 By Richard Harmel

What's the future of Ballona Wetlands?

January 21, 2020 By Will McWhinney

What you need to know to enjoy our snow!

January 21, 2020 By Sharon Koch

Big changes in casting our ballots

December 19, 2019 By Grecia Lopez - Reyes

December 10, 2019 By Jane MacFarlane

December 11, 2019 By Madhu Velumani

November 25, 2019 By Monica Embrey

November 22, 2019 By Krystal Ruiz

November 21, 2019 By Krystal Ruiz

November 13, 2019 By Krystal Ruiz

November 7, 2019 By Chris Hendrickson/Sharon Koch/John Monsen/Magda Mendez

October 29, 2019 By Jenny Brinstock

October 24, 2019 By Susan Jelus

October 23, 2019 By Ann Croissant

October 22, 2019 By C. Robin Smith

October 22, 2019 By Jane Simpson

October 22, 2019 By Krystal Ruiz