| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:30 PM
A political action committee (PAC) backed by a lobbyist for a trash disposal company has spent more than $10,000 on the reelection campaigns of two Costa Mesa Sanitary District directors, campaign disclosure forms show.
Concerned Californians for...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Join the city of Laguna Beach this weekend in welcoming back local Annika Dries, who helped the U.S. women's water polo team win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
The community event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Community Pool,...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:18 AM
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Safe Drinking Water Program today issued its most comprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaac.
Major storm events like Hurricane Isaac that cause power outages can result in...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:46 PM
The final bowl of Soup at the home of Cheryl and Michael Kinsman was served Sept. 14.
Soup was a get together of whoever showed up on the first Friday of the month, starting Jan. 2, 1999, and later moved to the second Friday. Someone made soup, others...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 12:05 PM
A small dog was found alive in a trash bag that was placed outside of someone's home in the Goodwood area on Friday, Sept. 21. Had the bag gone unnoticed a few minutes longer, that dog could have ended up in the back of a Waste Management truck....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:34 PM
When Randall Horn moved to the new Magnolia Park Estates subdivision three years ago from Boston, he considered his new home to be suburban Orlando, with an easy jaunt on the 429 to get downtown.
Horn knew he resided in Apopka and paid taxes there, but...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Apopka city officials have really changed their tune when it comes to converting a landfill in the city from construction debris to the final resting place for the foulest of garbage -- everything from spoiled food and dirty diapers to sewage.
| Sep 26, 2011
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' plan to build a multi-attraction "land" based on James Cameron's movie "Avatar" in Disney's Animal Kingdom received mixed reviews from fans on the company's blog last week.
Reactions ranged from uncontrolled excitement to...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
It's one thing for Malibu and Newport Beach to ban those solid foam food cups and containers that pollute ocean and land. But what if Los Angeles County did so too, in restaurants and retail areas across its vast unincorporated......
| Nov 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
State health officials are expected to release a long-awaited report Monday on their investigation into the possible causes of severe birth defects in Kettleman City, a Central California farming community of about 1,500 mostly Spanish-speaking residents....
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday levied a $300,000 fine against a toxic waste dump near a Central California farming community plagued by birth defects for failing to properly manage carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs....