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Chiquita Canyon Welcomes CalArts Students to Find their Art Work

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As the sixth annual Found Arts Scholarship competition got underway, Chiquita Canyon welcomed the CalArts students to start looking for the pieces to create their masterpiece. This year, 18 students are competing for the top three spots with $8,000 being given in scholarships.

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Chiquita Canyon Employees and Families Build and Deliver 70 New Bikes

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Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, continued its legacy as a good neighbor by helping make the holiday season a little brighter for children at the Child & Family Center, Help the Children, and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.  Dozens of bicycles that were assembled by landfill employees and their families over the weekend were delivered today to the nonprofit organizations as part of Waste Connection’s 15th Annual Christmas Promise Bike Build program.

Christmas Promise Bike Build is a Waste Connections annual tradition of providing thousands of bicycles for underprivileged children across the country. Now in its fifteenth year, with the help from partners and local businesses, Christmas Promise Bike Build purchases and assembles bikes each holiday season and donates them to local charities. The build-a-bike program is donating more than 2,000 bicycles this year to organizations throughout the United States.

Locally, Chiquita Canyon built and delivered 70 bikes today to the Child & Family Center, Help the Children, and the Boys and Girls Club just in time for the holiday season. These organizations are invaluable nonprofit community organizations which help build a healthy Santa Clarita Valley by providing to children, adults and families.

“Chiquita Canyon is always honored and excited to constantly support and contribute to our local nonprofits,” said Steve Cassulo, District Manager of Chiquita Canyon. “There is no greater feeling than watching the children receive these gifts, and even more, seeing their faces and excitement because for some it is their first bike.”

“The Boys & Girls Club is extremely grateful for the continued support of Chiquita Canyon, not just for this but constantly supporting us in our community events,” said Boys & Girls Club CEO David Menchaca. “This Club relies on the community and its support, and Chiquita Canyon has done just that to help us proudly support the children of this Valley.”

Hearing Examiner to be Held on Thursday, December 15

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The County of Los Angeles will be hosting a public hearing on Thursday, December 15 at West Ranch High School at 6:30 pm. The County will be reviewing the following sections of the Partial Recirculation of the DEIR:

Biological Resources (Chapter 8)
The Biological Resources chapter has been revised to clarify potential impacts to plant and animal species and to revise mitigation measures for those potential impacts.

Air Quality (Chapter 11)
The Air Quality chapter has been revised to incorporate new guidance from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change (Chapter 12)
The chapter evaluating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been updated to reflect recent developments and updated analysis methodologies.

Project Alternatives (Chapter 18)
The Project Alternatives chapter included in the Original Draft EIR considered five alternatives. Three alternatives were analyzed, while two alternatives were considered but eliminated. The recirculated Alternatives chapter considers six alternatives: the three alternatives analyzed in the Original Draft EIR, the two alternatives previously considered but eliminated, plus one new reduced-size project alternative.

Chiquita invites you to join and share your comments.