RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Interior Policy

A collection of news and information related to Interior Policy published by this site and its partners.

Top Interior Policy Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader

    Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader
    Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
  • Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years

    Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years
    Former Sen. Ted Stevens, 86, who died in a plane crash Monday, was a brusque political patron who dominated Alaska's transformation from wild frontier to modern state until he became entangled in corruption charges. Stevens was the longest-serving...
  • Hershel K. Swinger dies at 72; founded a program to aid urban fathers

    Hershel K. Swinger dies at 72; founded a program to aid urban fathers
    Hershel K. Swinger, a children's advocate who was nationally recognized for his work helping disadvantaged fathers develop better parenting skills, died May 23 at his Baldwin Hills home. He was 72 and had emphysema and congestive heart failure, his family...
  • Keith Richman dies at 56; three-term California assemblyman

    Keith Richman dies at 56; three-term California assemblyman
    Keith Richman, a three-term Republican state assemblyman who fought for pension reform and was a leader in the San Fernando Valley secession movement, has died. He was 56. Richman died of brain cancer Friday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said his...
  • The exotic, smoky flavor of Chile comes to America

    The exotic, smoky flavor of Chile comes to America
    Much like the metal that comes from deep within Chile's mines, the national spice also has a copper hue. Within the last few years, merkén, made from ground smoked chiles, has moved from being solely a local curiosity to a tabletop mainstay in Chile and...
  • Steve Horn dies at 79; a former Long Beach-area congressman

    Steve Horn dies at 79; a former Long Beach-area congressman
    Steve Horn, a moderate Republican political scientist who spent a decade in Congress representing Long Beach and surrounding areas after serving as president of Cal State Long Beach for nearly 20 years, has died. He was 79. Horn died Thursday at his Long...
  • Alan Haberman dies at 81; his vision helped put the bar code everywhere

    Supermarket executive Alan L. Haberman called the now-ubiquitous bar-code design he helped will into existence the "little footprint" that changed the retail world. He was motivated not by slim profit margins, he later said, but by the dismal state of...
  • Glenn Falkenstein dies at 78; showman was known for his blindfold mind-reading act

    Glenn Falkenstein dies at 78; showman was known for his blindfold mind-reading act
    Glenn Falkenstein, a renowned mentalist who came to fame in the early 1970s when he was a staple at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and hosted his own Los Angeles call-in radio show, has died. He was 78. Falkenstein, a former longtime Sherman Oaks resident...
  • Jean Wilkinson dies at 96; one of the first Los Angeles teachers to be fired during Red Scare

    Jean Wilkinson dies at 96; one of the first Los Angeles teachers to be fired during Red Scare
    Jean Benson Wilkinson, who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators, died Dec. 28 in Berkeley. She was 96. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Jean Wilkinson: In the...
  • Urban homesteaders find ideal ground in Altadena

    Urban homesteaders find ideal ground in Altadena
    Sometimes, the peach on a backyard tree is just a peach, a sweet, home-grown bonus. In certain circles of Altadena, though, that peach is a gateway fruit. One tree becomes three, which becomes an orchard. The quest for organic fertilizer leads to a flock...
  • 10 things you might not know about the South Side

    10 things you might not know about the South Side
    1. Why is the South Side neighborhood southeast of Pershing Road and Halsted Street called Canaryville? According to the "Encyclopedia of Chicago," the name may refer to "sparrows who populated the area at the end of the 19th century, feeding off...