| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day.
In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:01 PM
While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet.
However, that doesn't mean that...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:29 PM
This week, I journeyed into the upper bay, known to most of us as the Back Bay, to visit with Michelle Clemente, our city's marine protection and education supervisor.
Clemente's office is located in the Back Bay Science Center, sharing the same...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Once alive with children playing on the sandy shoreline or leaping headlong into the shimmering water, the Grand Canal is now having trouble living up to its name.
Although Balboa Island still radiates charm with its early day cottages, its rival frozen...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
As the City Council considered implementing new drought measures this week, one member threw out a suggestion: a moratorium on the construction of new swimming pools.
The council has the power to create such a moratorium, but the idea quickly died on the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Turning a lingering and expensive civic embarrassment into a new asset for science education, a never-used, $21.8-million building paid for by the city to give the San Fernando Valley its first major museum finally will open Nov. 13 at Hansen Dam...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities.
The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Burbank residents will have to cut down on watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the City Council Tuesday at the behest of the state.
Burbank Water and Power customers will be required to limit landscape...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A fish poaching case that began in February 2011 with a discovery of mysterious, illegally set nets full of tens of thousands of pounds of striped bass off Kent Island is finally coming to a close.
Two Tilghman Island watermen pleaded guilty Friday in U....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:59 PM
It's been 40 years since the June 20, 1974, opening of "Chinatown," the fictionalized drama about power, corruption and what is arguably L.A.'s most crucial resource: water. The iconic film was Hollywood's make-believe version of an undying reality: In L....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Amid signs that California's drought conditions are worsening, the state reported that water consumption in the state has declined modestly.
The State Water Resources Control Board reported that water use was down 5% through May. The report was based on...