| May 6, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders there are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling.
City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Homer Glen's 7th annual Earth Day-Arbor Day is scheduled to feature about 80 exhibits and activities, including beekeeping, blacksmithing, gardening advice, crafts, antique and electric car displays, bird and reptile exhibits and "mining" for natural...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops. Formal educators and nonformal educators such as Scout leaders, afterschool educators and youth-...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:50 PM
A Rockford-area couple had an unexpected visitor to their home this morning: a black bear.
Sheryl Hutchinson and her husband, Michael Griffith, were enjoying breakfast around 10 a.m. when Hutchinson said she spotted the bear outside the window of her...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The gunshot wound suffered by a Virginia man while kayaking in Pasadena in April might have been self-inflicted, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Monday.
Police said the man shot himself at his home in Virginia last week and is hospitalized....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Occidental Petroleum's Golden State assets will be spun off by year's end into a company called California Resources Corp.
The oil and gas giant said Thursday that the subsidiary filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:24 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a long-running Los Angeles County case, handing a victory to environmentalists in a battle over polluted urban runoff that fouls Southern California's coastal waters.
The justices let stand a federal...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The coastal range of the Santa Monica Mountains is a vast regional treasure. Malibu Canyon cuts through the hills, its sides rising more than 2,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Groves of oaks and sycamores dot rolling waves of chaparral. Hundreds of...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
With a week left in the 2014 General Assembly session, barely a dozen bills have made their way through both houses to the governor's desk. That means another down-to-the-wire finish, a ballet of storm and stress in which good proposals can fail to...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The South Coast Water District will soon be able to produce higher-quality recycled water to irrigate certain types of land, such as golf courses and hotel grounds, for its South Laguna and Dana Point clients.
City leaders and environmental stewards...