Word on the Street: Hadley wants schools open to military, Lieu addresses climate change, Baseball Academy celebrates fifth year
Hadley gives wings to Air Force kids
South Bay Assemblyman David Hadley (66th District) has introduced Assembly Bill 306, which would allow Los Angeles Air Force Base personnel, as well as active duty military families at other California military bases, to send their kids to the elementary and high school schools of the choices. Currently, military kids must attend schools in the district that their base is located.
Hadley has also introduced AB 728, which would require state agencies to publish their financial audits online. Financial audits are already required to be performed every two years and submitted to the legislature, the attorney general, the governor, and several other administrative and recordkeeping offices.
Lieu proposes solution to climate change
South Bay’s freshman Congressman Ted Liu (33rd District) has introduced The Climate Solutions Act to authorize scientists at the National Academies of Science and National Research Council to recommend solutions to climate change.
The act’s goals include reducing reduce carbon pollution by 40 percent by 2035 and 80 percent by 2050. It also calls for renewable energy sources to provide 40 percent of the nation’s energy needs by 2035 and 80 percent by 2050.
Decopedia deals cards to Grades of Green
Manhattan Beach publishing company Deckopedia will donate one percent of its sales to the South Bay-based Grades of Green, which encourages students “to make caring for the environment second nature,” according to Grades of Green founder Kim Lewand Martin.
50 Ways to Go Green is deck of cards offering Earth-friendly ways of cooking, eating, working, shopping and commuting. Many of the ideas are quick, 10-minute fixes, such as ways to stop junk mail, but the deck also includes more advanced projects, such as how to plant a native garden or install solar panels.
The deck is $19.95 and available at Deckopedia.com.
Whole Foods sprouts in Playa Vista
Whole Foods will open a new store in the fast growing Silicon Beach community of Playa Vista on June 17. It will be the first new Whole Foods to open in Los Angeles since 2008.
Baseball Academy celebrates five years in El Segundo
The Beach City Baseball Academy Celebrates is celebrating its fifth year in El Segundo. Richard Murad purchased what was then a modest batting cage facility when his then 15-year-old son began practicing there. Murad has created clubhouse atmosphere with pitching machines linked to a computer that enables hitters to see their his hits are a base hit, a home run or an out.
Babe and Ruth, two one-year-old parrots offer tips, as do coaches, who teach to all skill levels, including special needs kids.
The facility includes a pro shop and a newly modernized weight room.
The Beach City Baseball Academy is located at 430 Grand Avenue., El Segundo. ER