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Signal ST3434 - Jan 25 12 PAGES_Layout 1 1/25/13 11:05 AM Page 1 T R I B U N E “The Six O’Clock News Arizona State” Dryer-lint installation by Slater Barron See page 5 for more works by this artist VOl. 34 NO. 34 SERVING BIXBY KNOLLS, CALIFORNIA HEIGHTS, LOS CERRITOS, WRIGLEY AND THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL Speaking the ‘common language’ Your Weekly Community Newspaper January 25, 2013 Governor Brown honors Aquarium of the Pacific for role in state’s environment, economy Original members of funk band War revisit their LB stomping grounds for 25th MLK celebration Courtesy Aquarium of the Pacific The Aquarium of the Pacific is the first among museum, zoos and aquariums to receive the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. Pictured is the Aquarium’s “Our Watersheds: Pathway to the Pacific” exhibit. Sean Belk/ Signal Tribune Original members of the funk band War, which has re-formed under the name The Lowrider Band, perform one of their hits during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 19. From left are Howard Scott (vocals and guitar), Harold Brown (drums) and Lee Oskar (harmonica). Sean Belk The Lowrider Band, famous for songs Harold Brown, the original drumthat for years have crossed cultural mer for the band who grew up in Long Staff Writer For hundreds of spectators, the barriers. For the original band mem- Beach and later moved to New 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. bers, however, the concert was a Orleans, said he first started performPeace & Unity Celebration last Satur- chance to revisit old stomping ing not far from Martin Luther King day, Jan. 19 was an opportunity to see grounds in Long Beach, where the Jr. Park on Lemon Avenue, where last see BAND page 11 the iconic funk band War, now called group got its start. LA County supervisors postpone protest deadline for ‘clean water’ parcel-tax measure to March 12 Sean Belk Staff Writer Property owners have some more time to voice concerns about a proposed parcel-tax measure that aims to reduce water pollution caused by storm-water and urban runoff in rivers, lakes, bays and beaches throughout Los Angeles County. During a Jan. 15 public hearing on the proposal, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which serves as the governing body of the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, approved a motion made by 4th District County Supervisor Don Knabe, an outspoken critic of the measure, to allow more time for protesting the initiative. 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Wardlow Rd. @ Atlantic • 562-595-6666 Friday 72° been open and transparent,” Knabe said in a prepared statement. “Even as the board was hearing testimonies at the public hearing, my office was receiving emails and phone calls from residents asking where they could get a protest form and how they could protest the measure.” The board also instructed Los Angeles County Public Works to come up with a process to place the initiative on a general-election see TAX page 10 Saturday Sunday Gov. Jerry Brown has recognized the Aquarium of the Pacific for its role in California’s environment and economy. The Aquarium of the Pacific is the first among museum, zoos, and aquariums to receive the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). The award program was established in 1993 and is California’s most prestigious environmental award, according to the California Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes those responsible for conserving California’s resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, and building private-public partnerships. “The Aquarium’s project was deemed exceptional for its innovative concept and value to California’s environment and economy,” said Matthew Rodriguez, California Environmental Protection Agency secretary. Under its master plan developed in 2002, the Aquarium has added new facilities and exhibits that demonstrate environmental concepts from climate change to watershed education to empower millions of visitors while minimizing the environmental impact of these new features. Annual attendance also increased 26 percent while the Aquarium’s carbon footprint has decreased by 20 percent, and water use has reduced by 30 percent, according to the Aquarium. “Our master plan demonstrates that ‘greening’ can be sustainable from a business as well as an environmental perspective,” said Douglas Otto, Aquarium of the Pacific Board director and architect of its campus master plan. In 2007, the Aquarium of the Pacific became the first among U.S. aquariums, zoos, and museums to certify its greenhouse gas emissions with a third-party registry and be named as a Climate Action Leader by the Climate Action Registry and continues to register its emissions annually, according to the Aquarium. 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