| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:25 PM
A dozen former Huntington Beach mayors recently sent a letter to the California Coastal Commission, urging that it approve the permit for a long-proposed desalination plant.
The commission, which has oversight over coastal access, will consider...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Protesters gathered outside the Los Angeles headquarters of Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams to protest working conditions at the company, which is under a state investigation for breaking labor laws including paying some employees below minimum wage....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Police are investigating the owner of an illegal marijuana growing site discovered by firefighters last weekend in a south Glendale apartment after heavy smoke was seen coming from a window, officials said.
Detectives haven't arrested anyone in...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:04 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown's vision to build electric buses in California may be giving him a black eye.
In April, Brown visited the factory of Chinese vehicle manufacturer Build Your Dreams, or BYD, and announced that the company would make...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The Blommer Chocolate Company was able to restart operations after a small fire Tuesday broke out in the factory just west of the Loop, a spokesman said today.
No injuries were reported when the fire broke out in the factory in the Fulton River District...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Water gushes over Domino Sugar's packaging building, washing off grit, fly ash and other gunk — so much of it that the cleaned-up facade is a noticeably lighter shade of brown.
The building had plenty of time to collect whatever the weather and...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A tuft of poppies growing underneath a streetlight in the Hollywood Hills blasts unexpected color along the sidewalk, but the real surprise rests behind the tall ficus hedge, inside Judy Horton’s 1925 cottage.
When the garden designer and plant...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh.
The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Mercedes-Benz has leased a former Boeing airplane factory in Long Beach, but it isn’t saying what it plans to do with the more than 1-million-square-foot plant adjacent to the city’s airport.
City officials confirmed that the U.S. arm of the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Virginia Thorndike strolls through the garden in front of her Monkton home each morning, carefully observing the ways the flowers have changed from the previous day.
She sums up the feeling that overcomes her: "Gratitude."
Thorndike designed her...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:00 AM
LONDON — Traveling to London this summer or just curious about the current state of theatrical affairs? Here's my score card of the scene after a week spent scurrying in and around the West End.
"Strange Interlude" at the National Theatre