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  • Carson considers temporary oil drilling ban over 'fracking' concerns

    The city of Carson is considering a temporary ban on all new oil drilling following a public outcry over a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum. Despite repeated assurances from Oxy that "fracking" and other well stimulation techniques...
  • Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know

    Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know
    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday...
  • Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage

    Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage
    Work crews continued to scramble Tuesday to clean up crude oil that seeped from the ground and forced the closure of a Wilmington residential street, but it remained unclear what caused the leak or who was to blame. A Phillips 66 spokesperson said the...
  • Hillary Clinton, wary of Russia push, urges Europe energy independence

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that the U.S. must do more to encourage energy independence in Europe to guard against further aggression by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "What Putin did is illegal; it is against...
  • Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns

    Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns
    The Carson City Council passed a moratorium on all new oil drilling citywide late Tuesday night after dozens of residents spoke against a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum. In a 5-0 vote, council members imposed an immediate ban on...
  • Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking

    Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking
    An oil and gas industry association blasted a push by several members of the Los Angeles City Council to investigate whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil well stimulation played any role in the earthquake that rattled Los Angeles on Monday,...
  • Roland E. Meissner III November 23, 1944 - March 13, 2014

    Roland E. Meissner III  November 23, 1944 - March 13, 2014
    “Hap”, as he was known to everyone, passed away peacefully at home. A long-time resident of La Canada, Hap was a native of WI. He was a Chem. Eng. with a BS from UW, a MS from USC, and a MBA from CSULA. Hap started his career with ARCO in...
  • Review: 'Falcon Song' spins a retro tale in ranch country

     Review: 'Falcon Song' spins a retro tale in ranch country
    There's an unfashionable earnestness to "Falcon Song," just as director Jason Brown intends. Inspired by '80s "pop cinema," he's spun a light drama around a young drifter who becomes involved with the residents of a Western town. Gabriel Sunday has low-...
  • Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking

    Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking
    The oil-rich city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on all new drilling, halting efforts by a petroleum company to bore more than 200 wells near homes and a state university. The drilling ban, which runs for 45 days but could be extended...
  • Shares of Occidental Petroleum drop after city of Carson bans drilling

    Shares of Occidental Petroleum drop after city of Carson bans drilling
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. shares dropped for two straight days after the city of Carson imposed a moratorium on all new drilling. The drilling ban, which was unanimously passed by the Carson City Council on Tuesday, disrupts plans by the oil and gas...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...