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May is National Bike Month

May, 2024

Save Water, Energy, Money and the Environment


Learn about the SoCalREN

Kits for Kids Program

Register for

West Basin’s Final Budget Workshop

Attend WRD's next Public Tour

Saturday, June 8

SoCalREN Kits for Kids Program

Educating youth about the importance of energy efficiency while providing free energy-saving measures to households.

As the school year comes to a close, we want to highlight the success of the SoCalREN Kits for Kids program in the South Bay.

Kits for Kids is a hands-on educational program for third- and fourth-grade students to teach them about energy efficiency.

Students of participating classrooms receive energy efficiency kits with household equipment including LED light bulbs, nite lites, and faucet aerators to install at home. The program also engages kids in energy education with fun activities like scavenger hunts.

Enrolled classrooms (where >65% of students have installed the kit at home) are eligible for a $1,000 grant. 

The 2023-2024 school year involved 280 South Bay students from 135th Street Elementary, LAUSD, Gardena; Towne Avenue Elementary, LAUSD, Carson; and Zela Davis Elementary, Hawthorne Unified, Hawthorne. Teachers of participating classes received $12,000 directly in grants.

Learn more about the program on SoCalREN’s website

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Attend West Basin’s Final Budget Workshop

Thursday, May 30

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) invites you to join them as staff presents the fifth and final budget workshop to the West Basin board of directors on Wednesday, May 30, 2024, at the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF).

The topic of this workshop will focus on budget adoption, rates, and charges. It will take place from 10 a.m. – noon in the ECLWRF conference room. It will be open to the public in person and will be virtually streamed online here.

The 2023-24 fiscal year ends on June 30. This series of sessions ensures the West Basin service area is informed of the agency’s thorough and transparent process as the 2024-25 FY budget is developed.

Summary overviews and meeting videos are available on the board agenda site.

West Basin Upcoming Water Education Workshops

Know Your H20 - The Politics of Flowing Water - In-Person Workshop

May 15, 2024

6 - 8 p.m.

Register Here!

West Basin Chat - Virtual Workshop

May 22, 2024

6 - 6:30 p.m.

Register Here

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Next WRD Public Tour - Join us Saturday, June 8!

Don’t miss WRD tour tof the Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling and Environmental Learning Center (ARC)s to learn about water recycling, groundwater replenishment and basin management.

The ARC facility encompasses an advanced water purification facility, a fully digital learning center and water-efficient demonstration gardens.

If you are interested in attending, please register today.


  • June 8, 2024 - 10 - 11 a.m.

Please use the following link to register for a tour - ARC Tour Registration

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Metro's Special Discounts for Bike Week and Bike Month

On May 13, the beginning of “Bike Week,” Metro Bike Share launched a flash sale offering 50% off the full fare 365-Day Pass with promo code BIKEWEEK24.

For more details about all Metro Bike Share promotions, visit metro.net/bikeshare. 

  • Throughout the entire month, Metro Bike Share is also offering a Bike Share 30-Day Pass for just $1.

  • Sign up online, using the Metro Bike Share mobile app or taptogo.net/metrobikeshare, and use promo code BIKEMONTH24. 
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Turtle Talk

Your source for all things Local Travel Network

Turtle Talk is a monthly e-blast that provides the latest updates on the LTN, produced by the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG). For the last 15 years, the SBCCOG has been researching mobility patterns in the South Bay.

See Previous Turtle Talk Issues HERE

Have you tried the El Segundo LTN?

We would like to learn your thoughts on the Local Travel Network (LTN) pilot, especially if you live or work in El Segundo. Taking our survey will help us make adjustments to future routes and signage as we further develop the network and expand to other South Bay cities.

Take me to the survey

Click on the image to download a map of the El Segundo pilot and try out the network with your slow-speed device.

New Look for LADWP

LADWP's website has a new look!

LADWP has launched a new and improved LADWP.com.

Website redesign efforts have made it simpler to navigate content and find the information you need so you can better manage your water and power services.

Here’s some of the new features you can expect to see:

Updated User Interface: The website now has a modern and clean look, making it more visually appealing and easier to navigate.

Improved Navigation: LADWP restructured the site layout to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. Menus have been simplified and organized into categories, making it faster to access the information you need.

Enhanced Search Function: Searching for specific information on a website can be frustrating. search functions have been improved to provide more accurate and relevant results.

Mobile-Friendly Design: The website is now optimized for mobile devices, allowing you to see program and rebate details with ease.

This website redesign is just the first step in more online enhancements to better serve you. Later in 2024, customers can anticipate improvements to the self-service options available through customer online accounts.

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Declutter at LACSD'S Hazardous and Electronic Waste Disposal Events

The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. Learn about the upcoming events here.

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May 2024

Events and Workshops


Upcoming SBCCOG Outreach Events

Come by and say HI to our volunteers!


May 23, 2024

El Segundo Farmers Market

314-348 Main Street

El Segundo, CA 90245

3 – 7 p.m.


May 25, 2024

Fiesta Hermosa

Pier Avenue &

Hermosa Beach Blvd

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Apply to be a Volunteer with SBESC

To learn more about the South Bay Environmental Service Center (SBESC),

click here.

Contact Martha Segovia:

(310) 371-7222 or


Sanitation Districts Offer Work Opportunities that

Positively Impact Public Health

Los Angeles Sanitation Districts is offering work opportunities that keep people safe, protect the environment and provide opportunities for professional growth.

For a full lists of job openings visit here.

Learn About the South Bay Subregion and SBCCOG Member Cities

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