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  • L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban

    L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban
    In the morning while walking to her car, Michelle Kennedy sometimes detects a smell like cat urine. She says the asthma her 6-year-old suffers seems to have worsened. Kennedy suspects the oil and gas wells pumping in her South Los Angeles neighborhood....
  • Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing

    Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing
    In the morning while walking to her car, Michelle Kennedy sometimes detects a smell like cat urine. The asthma her 6-year-old suffers seems to have worsened. Kennedy blames the oil and gas wells pumping in and near her South Los Angeles neighborhood....
  • Comfort for dry eyes

    Comfort for dry eyes
    Name: The Dry Eye Relief Kit from Hammacher Schlemmer What it is: A kit with adjustable soft-cup eye goggles and two foam inserts, two gel packs with protective sleeves, and a mesh pouch. After warming the gel packs in the mesh pouch in a cup of hot...
  • Long Beach declares imminent water shortage, restricts use

    Long Beach declares imminent water shortage, restricts use
    In the midst of what is expected to be Southern California’s wettest storms in two years, Long Beach officials took steps to restrict water usage citywide. In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners declared an...
  • Severe drought? California has been here before

    Severe drought? California has been here before
    The skinny rings of ancient giant sequoias and foxtail pines hold a lesson that Californians are learning once again this winter: It can get very dry, sometimes for a single parched year, sometimes for withering decades. Drought has settled over the...
  • Water war boils down to farmers vs. fishermen

    Water war boils down to farmers vs. fishermen
    SACRAMENTO—Don't blame the little fish. And don't call it the Central Valley. Both comments, repeated incessantly, were irritants during President Obama's visit to parched California farm country last week. The president was there—in the...
  • Truce called in longtime feud between L.A. County water districts

    Truce called in longtime feud between L.A. County water districts
    For nearly three years, two Los Angeles County water districts had been locked in an ugly feud. The Central Basin Water District, a water wholesaler, refused to sell to its rival, the Water Replenishment District, which manages an underground storage...
  • Commentary: Mesa Water has been doing things right

    You may have heard that the governor has declared a drought emergency for California. The idea of running out of water can be a scary thought, but it's important for our customers to not be afraid. Mesa Water District is prepared. The condition of...
  • Portion of Mississippi reopened after oil spill; ships still stuck

    A portion of the lower Mississippi River reopened Monday after a weekend oil spill, but another stretch remained closed, leaving 29 ships stuck, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the port of...
  • U.S. Speedskating tries to track what went wrong at Sochi Olympics

    U.S. Speedskating tries to track what went wrong at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia -- The failure of U.S. skaters to win a medal in long-track speedskating in Russia came on the heels of one of the country's most successful World Cup seasons in years, with 28 medals. How did it all go so wrong? The U.S. Olympic Committee...
  • Shaky rationale behind Brown tunnel plan

    Shaky rationale behind Brown tunnel plan
    SACRAMENTO — Maybe I've watched the movie "Chinatown" too many times, but a major justification for digging Gov. Jerry Brown's massive water tunnels just seems suspicious. Brown's not creating a drought by dumping water in the ocean and...