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  • Letter: Time to hold CV Water District's candidates to promises

    On Nov. 5, we are scheduled to have elections in the Crescenta Valley. I ask you to consider Charles Beatty for Crescenta Valley Water District Board of Directors. He is the candidate most uniquely qualified for this seat. He has served as a member of...
  • Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

     Lessons from Superstorm Sandy
    I remember what I was doing a year ago — clinging to my phone, waiting to hear from my friends and family who were in the heart of Superstorm Sandy, hoping they were safe. One year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Mid-Atlantic, claiming more...
  • In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources

    In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources
    In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Campbell rehashes tired talking points and cherry picks data to attack proven renewable energy sources like wind and solar power ("Nuclear is greenest," May 28). The old-school reliability concerns Mr....
  • L.A. parking meters making more money from cards than cash

    L.A. parking meters making more money from cards than cash
    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...
  • Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

    Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes
    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...
  • Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate

    Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate
    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...
  • Burbank poised to adopt budget with $2.5 million in cuts

    Burbank poised to adopt budget with $2.5 million in cuts
    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...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies
    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...
  • Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams

    Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams
    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...
  • Glendale to buy local power

    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...
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    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...