| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:17 AM
This spring, for the first time, the city of Los Angeles' parking department made more money from credit and debit cards than it did from cash.
In March, card payments at city parking meters and kiosks totaled $2.34 million, slightly more than half...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before.
About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, who was elected to the Maryland Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and appeared destined for higher office, said Thursday that he is leaving the General Assembly to return to private life.
Garagiola, a Montgomery...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:32 AM
The City Council is slated to adopt a $149-million General Fund budget next week that includes $2.5 million in cuts and fee increases to various services.
With the adjustments and a projected 1% increase in sales and property tax revenues, officials...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down.
Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
| Nov 3, 2013
James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad.
The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The City Council established earlier this week a new state-mandated program for Glendale Water & Power to purchase locally generated renewable energy.
The council passed an ordinance on Tuesday adopting a so-called feed-in tariff program under which...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday.
The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Although retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was unable to make the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro because of a foot injury and fever, he did his part on the ground.
During his visit to Africa, Lewis conducted an impromptu meeting with the President of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.