| May 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Obama capped a weeklong focus on climate change with a push for greater energy efficiency, a pitch particularly attuned to reaching two groups: big-dollar donors in the green movement and activists once inspired by his 2008 ambition to heal...
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
When you've written as many columns as I have over 25 years, you're bound to have some favorites. One of the nice things about having this blog is that I occasionally get to bring one of those columns back and......
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit.
Yet this engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel and...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Don’t feed the plants! No seriously, don’t feed them. Plantation High School’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” brought to life the eerie, yet funny show that gives all plants a bad name.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
1) U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance
Huntington Beach police called it a disturbance while many in the community called it a riot. However it's labeled, the kerfuffle that erupted at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing finals in July shook up the...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 9:04 PM
MANZANAR, Calif. — Over the objections of critics, Los Angeles is moving ahead with plans to build a $680-million 200-megawatt solar energy plant within view of this desolate Eastern Sierra site that was a Japanese American internment camp during...
| Dec 31, 2013
The world is rightly worried about Iran's uranium enrichment program. Iran claims this technology is for producing fuel for nuclear power plants, but it could be quickly shifted to making nuclear bomb material. Unfortunately, some in Congress, in their...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Danielle Reynolds, Elisa Davis and Michael Ross came from out of state to spend New Year's Eve in Baltimore. The three were meeting a larger group for dinner and drinks at Howl at the Moon, a piano bar in Power Plant Live.
They were among the...