Over 120 bags of trash collected in Colton since start of new year

Colton’s Fourth District City Councilman Dr. G has coordinated an initiative to clean up the city one trash bag at a time. Although he’s been cleaning the city for over 6 years, since the start of 2021 Dr. G’s “City Talk – G Team” has picked up over 120 bags of trash in and around Colton’s fourth district. “The G Team currently consists of four members including Sharon, Christina, Nellie (who is 82 years old) and I,” said Dr. G. “Every Tuesday and Thursday morning we’re out there cleaning up the city and I’m always looking for more participants, even if you can help once…anyone is more than welcome to join.” Points of focus often include Rancho Avenue and Congress Street, along with the downtown area. “Much of the trash that we pick up in more centralized locations include cups, napkins, and fast-food packaging. Along the freeway entrances we often find clothing, car parts, wood, and all types of trash. And in alleyways throughout Colton you can find larger items such as furniture, tires, and a ton of other random items,” continued Dr. G. One…

We are no longer waiting for the CPUC to do the right thing

By Alicia Aguayo, San Bernardino resident, community leader Right now, California has the opportunity to take the path toward achieving its clean air and energy goals by investing in renewable energy, production, and storage instead of continuing to waste money on fossil fuels. We know that fossil fuels contribute to extreme weather that puts Californians at risk of more fires, health problems, and blackouts. Like me, the many Southern Californians who have survived COVID-19, in addition to mourning our dead, will have to struggle with a weakened respiratory system on top of the already existing bad air quality. That means California needs to be even more serious about pulling back on pollutants that exacerbate respiratory health problems. If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s the value of health and life. We have seen that communities of color have higher rates of COVID-19 deaths because of the underlying health issues we are burdened by. This is not a coincidence. It is not genetics. It is tied to circumstances like having gas plants and poor air quality in our communities.  For years, Governor Newsom and…

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