Two more residents caught “green handed”

Elizabeth Bothelo

PALMDALE – Palmdale residents Elizabeth Bothelo and Michael Falcon were spotted separating their trash from their recyclable containers last week and were rewarded for their good deeds with brand new solar powered backpacks.

Bothelo was caught “green handed” at the City of Palmdale’s Thursday Night at the Square (TNOTS) on July 12. She was taken over to the gazebo and presented with her new solar-powered backpack.

Falcon was spotted in the crowd this past Saturday at the Starlight Concert in the Palmdale Amphitheater. He was escorted backstage where he received his backpack, valued at $125 and capable of charging a laptop, cell phone, camera or MP3 player, courtesy of Waste Management.

“We’ve been doing this promotion with Waste Management to help promote recycling,” said Palmdale’s Sponsorship and Marketing Specialist Stella Knight. “Remember, if it’s not ooey, gooey or chewy, then you most likely can recycle it.

Michael Falcon

“We’ll be watching again this week at TNOTS and at the Starlight Concert on Saturday, and if we catch you ‘greenhanded’, you may take home one of those very cool backpacks,” Knight continued.

TNOTS events begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. in Poncitlán Square on July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 and August 23.

The Starlight Concert Series continues this Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. with the surfin’ sounds of “Catch a Wave: A Tribute to the Beach Boys” at the Palmdale Amphitheater.

Admission is $5 for age 13 and older; guests 12 and younger are admitted free, and parking is free.

For more information about TNOTS or the Starlight Concert Series, call 267-5611 or visit

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)

  4 comments for “Two more residents caught “green handed”

  1. Ali
    July 18, 2012 at 9:44 am

    That’s great! Now if only he was wearing a Cowboys cap.. ;)

    • Rick
      July 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      HA HA….saw that. I’m no Raider fan, but I still give the kid props!

  2. Rick
    July 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Good positive story for a change!! Thanks a lot Times!

    • Bizz
      July 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Totally agree.. Too much crime out there and not enough positive stuff.

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