| Mar 14, 2011
| 7:09 PM
COSTA MESA — Interim Police Chief Les Gogerty will step down and resume his former position as captain, a city official confirmed Monday.
Gogerty asked City Manager Tom Hatch last week to find a replacement so that he could go back to being...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:18 PM
After two years of seemingly endless planning meetings, the Huntington Beach Community Garden is finally going into the ground.
The new organic gardens will be at the end of Atlanta Avenue near Brookhurst Street, under the Southern California Edison...
| Mar 20, 2011
•Scientific name: Prunus angustifolia
•Growth habit: A deciduous tree often sprouting more than one trunk and having a rounded shape growing to 20 feet tall and wide. The leaves are bright green, lancelike in shape and growing to 3 inches...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:29 PM
In Japan they call them the "Faceless 50." They are the workers at the ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant who stayed to fight the fires and keep the reactors from melting down.
Watching news reports of the 50 risking everything for the common good, the...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:02 PM
BURBANK — For Burbank High School freshman Ryan Magowan, the Stough Canyon Nature Center is a welcome escape from daily life.
“You can get away from technology and get outdoors,” said Ryan, who said his love of nature and interest in...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Can you really have an herbicide/pesticide-free lawn that looks good?
Most people think "natural lawn care" means you can ignore your lawn all spring and summer. But while it's a chemical-free process, it does require a few basic practices, Rachel...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 3:13 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There's another news target date for re-opening Wonders of Wildlife, the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum. It was last open to the public in 2007 and, since then, has had several re-opening dates set that were not met.
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:01 PM
The big excitement in our yard is that a pair of house wrens has set up house in our bluebird nest box. Vic and I got the nest box from Friends of Shipley Nature Center last year, but I put it up too late in the season to attract any bluebirds. A male...
| Mar 25, 2011
Walt Disney World is extending, enhancing and invigorating the Haunted Mansion queue at Magic Kingdom.
It's a work in progress, and if this were a full-blown attraction and not just the queue, we would say it's in the "soft opening" phase. For the past...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:07 PM
The Huntington Beach Community Garden at the end of Atlanta Avenue opened last Saturday with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony. After two years of planning and meetings, the garden is now a reality.
The week before the grand opening, the garden...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:36 AM
As a longtime fan and user of Minnesota's water and woods, I have to say that a move to permit logging in two state parks strikes me as a bit like strip-mining Vail Mountain. Maybe that's an overstatement, but with natural resources that are such a...