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Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful

Posted: June 4, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: June 4, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.

Today I took a big bag with me on our walk and picked up bottles, cans, papers, broken glass and plastic bags we came across.

Sadly, the bag was full just five minutes into our walk and less than a block from the house.

Although we can’t prevent the wanton “trashing” of our environment by those doing it, we can make a small difference and take pride in our surroundings if we all made this one small effort to help clean up our neighborhoods.


projalice11: Posted: June 4, 2014 8:01 a.m.

"Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful"


chefgirl358: Posted: June 4, 2014 8:25 a.m.

In my neighborhood there are the nice dog poo bag dispensers all over the place, they're everywhere, usually right next to a trash can. It's a really nice amenity that the city provides.

The problem is, not nearly enough people use them! There is dog crap all over the paseo near our home. I complained to the city that at least the landscape crew (LMD) should pick it up if no one else will and they responded by sending out a guy who installed some more ordinance dog poo signs. That didn't work. I know it's not exactly LMD's job, but it's disgusting, it's a health hazard and it needs to be dealt with. There is a guy in our neighborhood that we have watched repeatedly because he purposely NEVER picks up after his dog, and the worse part is, he lets it go on people's lawns. It happened on ours a few times and my hubby started holding vigil every evening until he figured out who it was, now he just stands outside every night until the idiot walks by so he won't let his dog go on our lawn. The guy carries a bag with him and even PRETENDS to pick it up, but doesn't. He knows we're onto him so he just goes to another street now. Unbelievable!

17trillion: Posted: June 4, 2014 8:27 a.m.

Chefgirl, there is a simple way to combat that guy. Go gather up a bunch and put it on his porch, as messily as possible. People like that are pigs and should be dealt with accordingly.

AlwaysRight: Posted: June 4, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Take pix and send them to the City. Demand that they cite the guy. After getting a big fat fine, the guy may be more "motivated" to being a good citizen.

Or, we sentence him to sit and play board games with projalice all evening. Anyone for BINGO?

CarpeDiem: Posted: June 4, 2014 11:22 a.m.

Couldn't agree more with the LTE. Just last weekend, I was stopped at a light at the corner of Copper Hill & Seco Cyn. and watched someone unwrap something they had just purchased and very casually throw the wrapper on the street. I suppose walking back to the trashcan right outside the convience store was too much of an inconvience. Classy.

chefgirl358: Posted: June 4, 2014 3:45 p.m.

I absolutely HATE seeing people litter. A few years back I was walking through the parking lot of a gorgeous beach in Rancho Palos Verdes. A family of lowlifes showed up in their ghetto ride and even though they were probably 10 feet from a trash can, they took their box of food trash and drinks from a fast food restaurant and dumped it on the ground. They left their car windows down, or maybe they don't even roll up, I dunno, so after they walked away I gathered up their trash and threw it all over the inside of their stupid car! Jerks! It's horrible to litter anywhere, but it seems particularly egregious AT the beach!

bobforte: Posted: June 4, 2014 8:19 p.m.

CarpeDiem, what nationality were they?

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