| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly approved a potential property tax break for electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. in hopes of enticing the high-tech, Palo Alto company to build a giant battery factory in California.
The potential savings is buried in...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Another glorious Golden State summer is upon us. San Joaquin Valley peaches are at their height and rolling in to farmers markets from Silver Lake to Mar Vista. Alice Waters' foragers are plucking Napa zucchini blossoms for the chefs at Berkeley's Chez...
| Jul 13, 2014
Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers.
But change is coming.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The owner of a planned power plant in Fairfield faces millions of dollars in fines and has been ordered to halt construction because company officials didn't buy enough emissions credits to offset air pollution the facility is expected to emit,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Earthmoving equipment has uncovered what might be the basement or foundation of the old L.A. Times building that once stood at the northeast corner of North Broadway and West 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles.
The site is being developed as an...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Each spring, potted herbs and vegetables dot the fire escape of Steve Kelly's home in Mount Vernon.
He grows anywhere from six to nine types of peppers, ranging from red and yellow to cayenne and banana. His herbs include basil, tarragon, chives,...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently.
Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
An empty sewage treatment plant in Highland Park will be demolished, a project that park district officials hope will free up a view of Lake Michigan and Millard Park beach below the bluff.
Officials said the work will begin after Labor Day, and...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:49 PM
A class-action suit filed in Kane County Tuesday alleges misinformation was provided about a downstate coal plant that ultimately has cost Batavia consumers higher electric rates.
Nine Batavia residents and business owners listed as plaintiffs in the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The state would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said.