| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Stocks dropped steeply Thursday, exacerbating a two-day slump that analysts attributed to concerns about instability abroad, worries about Friday’s employment data and fears that the Federal Reserve may raise rock-bottom interest rates sooner than...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
President Barack Obama imposed the biggest package of U.S. economic sanctions yet on Russia on Wednesday, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and other energy, financial and defense firms, with what he called significant but targeted penalties....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:33 PM
What have future generations ever done for us?
They have lent us the planet. We didn't inherit it from our ancestors. We borrowed it from our children, and we risk returning it in worse condition, since we face an impending crisis brought on by...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Legislation to slap a permanent ban on oil drilling in state waters off Santa Barbara died in the Assembly on Tuesday evening.
Facing strong lobbying from the oil industry, the bill, SB 1096 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), couldn't get...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:37 PM
It's been 45 years since a calamitous spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento.
It turns out that there was an exemption in a...
| Aug 6, 2014
The National Football League's enviable success as a business is unparalleled. Literally. It is both unmatched and largely unmatchable.
The NFL blazes its own trail, and it's tough to envision anyone else emerging from the scorched earth and burned...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Nearly six years after filing a federal lawsuit against seven companies and their related counterparts for allegedly contaminating the local groundwater supply with a gasoline additive, the Crescenta Valley Water District has finally settled with the...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. topped the ranks of corporate giving in 2012, climbing ahead of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to a new survey of 100 companies released Sunday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo gave away $315.8 million...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Nine companies have been fined for filing late or inadequate reports about their greenhouse gas emissions as required by the state, California air regulators announced.
The companies included Exxon Mobil Corp., which was fined $120,000 for filing late...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The U.S. Air Force will consider leasing land on Vandenberg Air Force Base for private companies to extract offshore oil and gas from the central California coast, officials said Wednesday.
The proposal would allow oil companies to use onshore equipment...