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  • Common goes West

    Common goes West
    Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels." "I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
  • Central Valley farm groups threaten to sue over bullet train plan

     
    State bullet train officials set the stage for possible legal challenges from powerful Central Valley farming interests by approving the environmental review for an initial section of track to be built from Merced to Fresno....
  • U.S. attorney blasts wildfire proposal

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal includes a provision that would limit legal liability for causing wildfires, a clause that the U.S. attorney in Sacramento on Thursday blasted as a “fairly cynical attempt” to benefit the powerful...
  • A spectacular salute to the Iron Horse

     A spectacular salute to the Iron Horse
    Chicago Railroad Fair was a months-long, over-the-top, "make no small plans," World's Fair-like lakefront exposition celebrating all things train. In hopes of drumming up interest in his infant railroad — a long-shot gamble — William Ogden on...
  • New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: We 'are not under-taxed; the government has simply over-spent'

     
    Nation's first Latina governor vows to veto new taxes and insists on cutting spending and waste....
  • Inside the Ames Straw Poll and what else to watch for

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may steal some political thunder from the traditional Republican Ames Straw Poll....
  • Huntington Library sets shows on American history, Chinese mirrors

     
    Two American history shows -- one looking at the sweeping changes spawned by the transcontinental railroad and the other at how Civil War photographs influenced the ways the nation grieved -- will highlight the 2012 exhibition season at the Huntington.......
  • Commission OKs Costco in Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach is one step closer to getting its first Costco after it received the green light Tuesday night from the Planning Commission. The commission unanimously approved a 154,113-square-foot store to be built alongside a four-story building with...
  • City reverses stance on car-crash fees

    The Huntington Beach City Council this week voted to revoke the portion of a recent ordinance that sticks out-of-town drivers with the bill for emergency services if they cause a car accident in Surf City. The council voted 4 to 1, with Councilman...
  • Senator pushes for train safety

    The safety train stopped Monday at George Washington Elementary School in Burbank as state Sen. Carol Liu (D-Glendale) and others came to the campus to tout the importance of reducing fatalities along railroad tracks. "Unfortunately, California leads...
  • Transportation center nears construction

    Transportation center nears construction
    Bob Hope Airport officials are ready to submit to federal authorities a key environmental assessment of plans for a new $130-million transportation center. The center will connect to the nearby train station, upgrade rental car facilities and generate...