“Gayle on the Go!” Saturday, May 9th, 2015

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Here's What's Happening on the SATURDAY, MAY9TH, 2015 "GAYLE ON THE GO!" report! Enjoy!


National Association of Letter Carriers

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


Join the largest one day food drive. It’s the National Association of Letter Carriers STAMP OUT HUNGER Food Drive. All we need to do is fill a few bags of non-perishable food items and place your food donation by your mailbox Saturday, May 9th. Our friendly neighborhood postal worker will do the rest.

More than 10,000 cities, towns, and metropolitan areas across the country are participating. All food donations stay local. It’s not shipped off to some regional distribution center hundreds of miles away. If you want to know where your food donation is going, call your local post office and ask to speak with your local food drive person or visit the website: www.nalc.org


National Association of Letter Carriers

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Volunteers Needed


 Volunteers are needed to unload mail trucks full of donated food from the Altadena, Duarte, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, and Sierra Madre neighborhoods.  The donated food will be sorted and loaded onto Foothill Unity Center trucks, where the food will be unloaded at the center’s Monrovia warehouse.  For volunteer details, check the website: www.foothillunitycenter.org


How-To Low Water Garden

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive

La Canada Flintridge

818 949 4200


Descanso Gardens has opened a new drought tolerant garden, featuring eye popping foliage and flowers that thrive year round in Southern California. The new garden teaches visitors low water landscaping can be lush and beautiful.


California Native & Drought Tolerant Plant Classes

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants

10459 Tuxford Street

Sun Valley

818 768 1802


We can learn more about drought tolerant gardening at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants in Sun Valley.

The non-profit organization not only sells a variety of water sipping plants and trees, the staff also offers a variety of classes. Check the website www.theodorepayne.org early and often since the governor’s recent mandatory water restrictions have made this kind of gardening a popular topic.


​Landscaping for Resilience

Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants

10459 Tuxford Street

Sun Valley

(818) 768-1802


 Birds and other wildlife are attracted to native California plants and flowers. To learn about this landscape folks visit the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants in Sun Valley.

 The non-profit organization has just won the Los Angeles County Green Leadership Award for its Landscaping for Resilience program. In this program, they work with neighborhood councils and community volunteer groups to design, install, and maintain public native plant gardens. Educational lessons are included with the development of the gardens so people acquire the knowledge and the skills they need to create and maintain gardens on their own.

 Working with the Green Space Los Feliz, the Silver Lake Gardening Club and the LAPD, the foundation has transformed the landscaping at the Los Feliz Post Office, the Silver Lake Meadow and the Topanga LAPD Station.


 The Coastkeeper Garden

East Santiago Canyon Drive


714 850 1965


This is more than two acres of unique, sustainable garden, which hosts plants form six southern California native habitats as well as drought tolerant plants.

The Master Plan incorporates six California Friendly ® vignettes (garden rooms) into “backyard” landscapes that harmonize with the native plant habitat throughout the Garden.


 Lawnmower Exchange Program




If you still have some grass as part of your landscaping, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has non-polluting electric lawn mowers…cheap!

SCAQMD Residents can now learn if they qualify and pre-register for the 2015 Lawn Mower Exchange Program.  We have an opportunity to exchange an old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mower and purchase, at a discounted rate, a new electric lawnmower. This year, we have six models from which to choose from, with our cost being from $100 to $250 depending on the model we choose.

 Pre-registration is required! There are six exchange locations scheduled from Long Beach to Arcadia. Visit the website www.aqmd.gov for registration and location information.


 Echo Park Craft Fair

Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Avenue

Los Angeles


The Mack Sennett Studios is home to this weekend’s Echo Park Craft Fair.  Find one-of-a-kind goodies at the Echo Park event. (Maybe a last minute Mother's Day gift!)


The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

15501 East Arrow Highway


626 969 4750


Time is running out to play at the ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire, 20 acres of fun featuring 13-stages of entertainment all day long at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation  Area in Irwindale. The fabulous faire closes next weekend. In addition to entertainment, there is plenty of food and drink, including Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten free foods.


Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson

KTLA 5 News

5800 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028



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Have a GREAT weekend! 

Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.












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