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  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    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...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    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...
  • The Harbor Report: Spreading the word on sea conservation

    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...
  • Environmental rules make Grand Canal less than grand

     Environmental rules make Grand Canal less than grand
    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...
  • Proposed pool moratorium sinks as City Council enacts new drought measures, fines

    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...
  • Discovery Science Center's L.A. offshoot museum to open in November

    Discovery Science Center's L.A. offshoot museum to open in November
    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...
  • Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy
    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...
  • Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations

    Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations
    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...
  • Two watermen plead guilty in striped bass poaching case

    Two watermen plead guilty in striped bass poaching case
    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....
  • 'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water

     'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water
    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....
  • As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly

    As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly
    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...