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Posted on January 12th, 2017

Media Alert

Spectrum Hiring at January Job Fairs in Irwindale and Culver City

Los Angeles, CA – January 12, 2017 – Spectrum today announced it is hiring more technicians in Southern California, beginning this month. 

Company representatives will be on hand in Irwindale and Culver City to interview qualified candidates at Spectrum job fairs on the following dates:

• Irwindale -- Tuesday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
(Spectrum office, 4781 Irwindale Ave., Irwindale, CA 91706)

• Culver City -- Thursday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
(DoubleTree Hotel, 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90230)

During the job fairs, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with technical operations leaders and assess the company culture, while learning about work hours, pay and training. If candidates meet the qualifications and are interested in pursuing a career with Spectrum, face-to-face interviews will be conducted at the event.

Available positions are located in cities from Ventura to San Diego and Desert Cities. All positions offer competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package. Job applicants should bring updated copies of their resume and dress in business appropriate attire.
Field technicians are responsible for service installations, configuring systems and educating users about Spectrum products and equipment. 

Interested candidates can also apply online at To learn about these positions, watch a video of a day in the life of a Spectrum field technician online at
For Spectrum job fair updates and information, call (310) 647-6647.

About Spectrum
Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications Inc., a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. More information about Spectrum can be found at

Media Contacts: 
Dennis Johnson
(310) 647-6607

Pamela Yu 
(310) 647-5709


by Contact: Anne Silva or Rosa María Santana | SoCalGas 24-Hour Media Line: (213) 244-2442 on December 10th, 2016

SoCalGas offers tips on home heating safety and how to save on winter bills

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2016 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today issued home heating safety tips and advice on how to keep natural gas bills low this winter. In Southern California, the heating season typically begins in November and can last through March. During these colder months, heating can account for more than half of natural gas bills.

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by Source: Citrus College on December 5th, 2016

by American Diabetes Association on November 8th, 2016

​For Immediate Release
Nov. 7, 2016
Teresa Todd, Point of View Communications
661.257.4440 (o) |  661.510.1908 (m)
MillerCoors Receives Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation by the American Diabetes Association
Irwindale, CA [Nov. 7, 2016]—MillerCoors achieved the Elite Corporate Health Champion designation from the American Diabetes Association on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2016 during a presentation at the company’s brewery facility located at 15801 W 1st St in Irwindale. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being as part of the Association’s Wellness Lives HereSM initiative. The Association’s Area Executive Director Jennifer Campbell and Associate Director of Development Tracey Hecht, along with Irwindale’s Chamber of Commerce President Marlene Carney, joined with MillerCoors Brewery Vice President Ben Maillette at the Irwindale location to present a certificate of achievement and recognition.

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by ATHENS SERVICES on October 27th, 2016

​October 26, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - When you toss your garbage or recycle that water bottle, many of us wonder: will this just end up in the landfill anyway? If it's processed by Athens Services, most of the time, the answer is "no."

From curbside to the conveyor belt, the trash Athens trucks picks up throughout more than twenty L.A. county cities is meticulously sorted at this facility in Sun Valley.

Whether it's plastics or cardboard, or anything in between, Athens' plant does what many can't. It's able to sift through and separate waste from recyclables thanks to some high tech equipment.  It can decipher what's going to the landfill, and only about 30% of it will, and what's going green. 

by Marlene Carney on October 18th, 2016

Mt. SAC Workforce Training Center is presenting a free workshop with lunch included.  "Emergency Preparedness for Businesses will feature Sue Fisher of Resilient Business Strategies.
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by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

​Celebrate Oktoberfest on October 20 for PVW and enjoy area breweries and wineries.  Attend and help support the wonderful work that PVW does.

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by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 17th, 2016

by Marlene Carney on October 1st, 2016

by Source: AZO Build and Source: on April 18th, 2016

Published on April 13, 2016 at 11:12 AMToday, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority announced that the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus main shop building its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
The recognition for the 132,000 square foot building is one of the highest levels of achievement in sustainable design available, and makes it the first of its kind to receive the distinction. LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
"We challenged ourselves to look for ways to reduce the environmental footprint of the facility, because we believed that the extra effort would be worth it in the long term for the environment, community and the staff who would be working there," stated Habib F. Balian, CEO of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. "Achieving LEED Gold for this kind of facility is a proud testament to the ingenuity of our team and our partners at Parsons, Kiewit and Metro."
While sustainability measures were incorporated throughout the 24-acre maintenance and operations facility, only those associated with the main shop building were factored into consideration by the U.S. Green Building Council in their certification award. The three-story main building houses offices and training facilities for 200 employees, a yard control room to manage all train activities on the campus, and repair and maintenance shops to service up to 84 light rail vehicles. Using the following sustainability features, the building was able to achieve 35% water usage reduction and 32.5% energy performance improvement, as compared to typical buildings of its kind:
An on-site 714-panel, 178.5-kilowatt solar panel array that generates nearly a third of the energy needs of the main shop building, with excess energy made available to the local gridSolar-tracking skylights that move with the sun to maximize use of natural lightSensors that detect human motion as well as the level of natural light available and adjust the high-efficiency LED lighting for actual needHigh-efficiency fixtures and infrared water faucets that dispense less water
Additional sustainability features incorporated into the overall 24-acre facility that went above and beyond those needed to achieve LEED Gold Certification include:
A comprehensive stormwater management system that captures 100% of rainfall; filtering and infiltrating the first 112,000 gallons during any rain event into the groundwater aquifers belowUse of only recycled, reclaimed water for the carwash, which averages 60,000 gallons of water use dailySmart sprinkler technology and the planting of a drought-tolerant plants that reduce landscape water consumption by 50%Use of recycled materials for half of the building materials used on site; and locally sourcing all of the track ballast, aggregate and concrete to reduce the environmental impact of transporting them to the site
"We've shown that it is feasible to incorporate sustainability features into a facility of this magnitude without significantly impacting the construction budget and schedule," added Balian. "Our hope is that this will be a model for other, similar facilities."

by Source: Complete Coach Works on April 17th, 2016

CCW Completes Rebranding Project for Foothill Transit
Photo credit: Complete Coach Works

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce it has finished the repainting of 56 of Foothill Transit’s buses. The San Gabriel Valley based transit agency engaged the services of CCW in rebranding 56 of their older buses with their new livery to showcase the agency’s commitment to the environment and sustainable operations.
Kevin O’Brien, Project Manager for CCW, said Foothill is “rebranding their fleet with more vibrant colors and graphics. They’re really happy with the project and impressed with the quality of the paint.”
The 42-foot-long CNG buses were previously wrapped with graphics and the agency chose to move forward with painted graphics. The new paint has a 92 gloss factor, which gives it a much brighter shine.
“The previous logo featured three stripes in three shades of blue that rose into three peaks in the center – a nod to the agency’s proximity to the San Gabriel Mountains,” said Roland Cordero, Director of Maintenance and Vehicle Technology at Foothill Transit. “The painted livery is more vibrant and has a clear coat, creating a nice sheen to it.”
The new design is a wave of bright blue and lime green that swoops along the side of the white buses, with blue peaks that rise up at the vehicles’ mid-point.

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by Source - ABC News/Author: Carlos Granada on April 17th, 2016

A cutting-edge recycling facility in Sun Valley aims to divert trash away from landfills. (KABC)
By Carlos Granda
Friday, April 08, 2016

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The phrase "One man's trash is another man's treasure" perhaps applies nowhere more so than at a massive high-tech recycling facility in the northern San Fernando Valley.

The Athens Services materials recovery facility in Sun Valley is a first of its kind in Los Angeles - on the cutting edge for how effectively it separates reusable materials from trash and diverts waste from landfills.

The facility, which opened in October 2014, uses magnets to pull out metals, optical sorting machines that can recognize different types of materials, and human sorters whose eyes spot plenty of items that weren't meant for the trash pile.

Workers at the plant have found just about everything you could imagine - hand grenades, boa constrictors, even a military medal that its owner though he had lost forever.

"It was accidentally thrown away and he just thought he had completely lost it," said Juan Ornelas, a facility supervisor. "It just so happened that I found that box which pertained to him and he was very excited, very happy to get it back."

The goal is to save, reuse and get as close to zero waste as possible.

"What we do every morning is we wake up and try to find out how not to take things to a landfill," said Gary Clifford, Athens Services executive vice president.

by Rishi Dakhal - Rising International, Inc. on April 29th, 2015

The Nepalese diaspora community and people around the world  is stunned by the loss of lives and property caused by a massive earthquake (7.9) in Nepal on Saturday, April 24. The quake turned centuries old historic buildings, monuments, and temples into rubbles in seconds. Thousands of people have been injured, and many men, women, and children are still buried in the debris. Several thousand others have been forced to spend nights out in the open because their homes have been destroyed. Government’s dwindling budget will not be adequate to tackle this massive scale of devastation.

Therefore, we request all organizations to help fun raising for this  cause  . The entire amount collected from you will directly go to victims of the catastrophe and will be channelized by the governmental and non-governmental agencies working in the affected areas. All   donations are tax deductible . 
You Can Mail your  donation Check to 
Rising Star Foundation 
357 W Woodruff Ave
Arcadia CA 91007
Thank  You 
Sincerely Yours
Rishi Dhakal
626 448 4950
Rising International Inc 
2397 Miguel Miranda Ave
Irwindale CA 91007