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Ed Begley Jr. Attempts To Build 'No Impact' Home In Studio City
Ed Begley Jr. of acting and environment-saving fame is trying to build in house in Studio City from the ground up that "will have no environmental impact, require no outside energy sources from public utilities and be completely green," according to Studio City Patch .
Although he proved he could turn a 1936 energy vortex into a green paradise, new challenge await at his new location near the Los Angeles River. First Begley is going to take down the existing home, and then start from scratch to achieve a "net zero", LEED-platinum dwelling.
All but 4 percent of the present house will be recycled. The doors and windows have been taken out and put on other homes in the area. Habitat for Humanity has taken the stove, utilities, hot water heater, copper pipes and 2-by-4s in the walls to move to build other houses, and some of the bricks are going to repair a church in Mexico. Even the gypsum in the drywall of the walls is going to be ground up to use for gardens and the paper recycled.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.