| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A decision by California public health officials to delay proposing a new limit for chromium 6 in drinking water frustrated an array of officials this week who say enough time and money has been spent studying the issue.
Millions of dollars have been...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The California Department of Public Health has set a draft limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, significantly lower than the current cap of 50 parts per billion for total chromium in drinking water.
The state agency...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:16 AM
While welcoming a draft of a proposed and long-awaited limit on the drinking water contaminant chromium 6, local politicians said they fear the state standard doesn’t go far enough.
The California Department of Public Health on Thursday set a...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
While the Harbor Point project's millions in public financing have dominated debate in Baltimore this summer, a carcinogen buried beneath the proposed waterfront development has sparked concerns about the safety of neighboring residents and the people who...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The developer planning to build an office tower at Harbor Point agreed Wednesday night to hold another public meeting on the controversial project after Fells Point residents who showed up for an open house there demanded a more formal discussion of the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 PM
Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday cruised to victory in a race for a seat on the state Senate vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
With all precincts reporting in the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| May 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Amazon has a plan to monetize fan fiction: It's called Kindle Worlds. On Wednesday, Amazon announced a new scheme in which writers of fan fiction can self-publish and sell that writing with the sanction of the original copyright holder.
The idea is that...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Portland is the largest city in the country that doesn’t have fluoridated water, and voters have resoundingly decided it’s going to remain that way.
A proposal to add the cavity-fighting mineral to tap water was defeated Tuesday, with more...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:48 AM
A notice taped to 10 stations at 18|8 men's salon reads: "It is now legal to get stoned at 18|8."
In smaller print, it continues, "Ask your stylist, what's the deal!"
When taken up on the invitation, co-founders Ron Love and Scott Griffiths...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Stainless steel is supposed to be, well, stainless, isn't it? That was John's question after he noticed rust stains on the refrigerator he'd purchased from Sears.
John also had purchased an extended warranty, so he contacted Sears and explained the...