| Jun 25, 2014
It was a grand plan for tiny Robbins: a massive quarry and mining operation, a therapeutic horse farm and parks, development along the channel, maybe even a chain drugstore and new housing.
The project, as laid out in three phases, would consume about a...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
It's become a rite of late spring in Pennsylvania.
As the weather warms, wildlife becomes more active, and in the case of young wildlife, it means more animal-human conflicts.
From bear sightings in local communities (and near local schools) to cars...
| 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 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
Lydia Davis is back with a new book, her first since 2009's "Collected Stories" met with the acclaim that had long been her due. "Can't and Won't" is a collection of stories, it says on the cover, but some are more like poems. Some are one-liners. Some...
| Mar 14, 2014
Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon.
The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Orland Park received an unusual donation in April: a collection of Native American artifacts, including arrowheads and knives more than 1,000 years old, all found within the village.
Lester Marszalek, president of Greater Oak Lawn Diggers and an...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world.
Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
| 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...