| Apr 5, 2015
| 7:56 PM
His lawn was thick, healthy and gorgeous, and Mike Duran was in love. "It was so green. It was so lush," he said. But the relationship had financial issues. Watering the grass cost about $1,200 every other month in this drought-stricken state.
| May 4, 2015
| 7:19 AM
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina said Monday she will seek to become the United States' first female president, joining a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination.
"Yes, I am running for president," Fiorina said on ABC's "Good...
| May 3, 2015
| 5:46 AM
To the editor: The attack on Chipotle for making a business decision to remove genetically modified components from food they serve is questionable. ("Chipotle's junk science on GMOs," op-ed, April 29)
The article states, "Only about a third [of...
| May 3, 2015
| 5:48 AM
To the editor: The reverberating power of one single state finally doing the right thing to address the most critical and urgent threat to humanity cannot be underestimated. Gov. Jerry Brown has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging other politicians of...
| May 1, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Praise for police
As I watched the sensationalized TV coverage of the hooliganism in Baltimore, I was struck by the courageous actions of the police.
As they were bombarded by all manner of dangerous objects and confronted by a crowd obviously bent on...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Dodger Stadium has suddenly turned into Colorado's Coors Field, or so it seems.
What has long been considered a pitcher-friendly ballpark, one credited for enhancing the earned-run averages of everyone from Sandy Koufax to Orel Hershiser, is already the...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 5:30 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown accelerated California's effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, burnishing the state's reputation as a pacesetter in the battle against climate change.
In an executive order, Brown said the state must cut the pollutants...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 7:07 AM
As the evidence of global warming grows stronger and the consequences more apparent, some politicians in Florida and Wisconsin are forbidding state employees from using the words "global warming" and "climate change." I guess they think that if they don't...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 9:09 AM
If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.
And as climate change worsens around mid-century, that percentage of...
| Apr 26, 2015
Global warming hoax
Philip Favero's recent letter regarding so-called "global warming" (The Capital, April 17) asserts that "scientists are … in a near-unanimous consensus" that mankind's activity is endangering the planet. By his own statements,...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 6:28 PM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the helm of the Arctic Council on Friday on behalf of the United States, vowing to protect the delicate northern environment newly exposed by melting polar ice to the developed world's quest for energy and a swifter...