| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:40 PM
A congressional subcommittee on Tuesday ripped into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for issuing commercial leases on its sprawling West Los Angeles campus while thousands of homeless veterans slept in the streets.
"It's an atrocity," said Rep....
| Feb 15, 2015
| 3:55 AM
It's a BOGO!
This long weekend we're celebrating two holidays with Valentine's Day on Saturday and Presidents Day on Monday.
For a change, I'm suggesting we forgo shopping and sales and get out and enjoy some free fun in the South Florida sun.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:55 PM
On Jan. 3, in the twilight of his term, then-Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $26 million in state grants would be awarded to 75 local park projects across the state.
The grants included $400,000 to renovate a Lake County aquatic facility, another $400,000...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Millions of visitors from around the world have admired the surf from the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The twinkling lights that stretch by night from Point Dume to Palos Verdes have earned a dreamy moniker: the Queen's Necklace.
On Thursday, the...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:40 PM
VALPARAISO – A new educational center at Sunset Hill Farm County Park could offer more space for the Porter County Parks and Recreation Department's growing number of programs.
There could be bathrooms accessible 24 hours a day for runners and...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Securing RR crossings
A commuter train crashes into an SUV in New York — another tragic railroad-crossing accident with fatalities. We must prevent vehicles from entering the crossing after it has been activated.
The crashes will continue...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:54 PM
About 4,000 acres of shiny black solar panels stretch across Riverside County near Joshua Tree National Park, where on Monday U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell dedicated one of the largest photovoltaic solar energy farms in the world.
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:43 PM
The Boy Scouts' Camp Tadma — a 340-acre, prime piece of woodlands in Bozrah — has been sold in auction but the future of the property remained unclear Tuesday.
In announcing the winning bidders, auctioneer Michael A. Fine said the camp,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:17 PM
MANCHESTER — The board of directors on Tuesday helped close a funding gap in the local land trust's pending purchase of a 63-acre farm in the town's southwestern corner.
The board voted unanimously to appropriate $98,000, the remaining money in...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:07 AM
The Manchester Land Conservation Trust continues to make improvements to the 1-mile portion of the historic Cheney Rail Trail that it owns.
The most recent change came in November, when the group used a grant from the Manchester Road Race committee to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes.
But dividing $757.7 million next year between...