| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:13 PM
Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have begun dredging sediment in the Santa Ana River Marsh in Newport Beach — some of which is being piped just offshore for beach replenishment, drawing concerns from residents.
The roughly $5-...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Re. "Newport completes lower-bay dredging," Feb. 15:
An article by reporter Jill Cowan in the Daily Pilot highlights the completion of the Lower Bay (Newport Harbor) dredging.
As I stated in the article, it was a "long, hard road to complete the big...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Hurricane Sandy continues to swirl closer to the coast, with impacts already being felt in several states as of Sunday afternoon. At the direction of President Obama, FEMA continues to coordinate the federal government's assistance and preparations for...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 5:45 AM
A proposed route for trains shipping coal to Asian markets would increase traffic holdups at Seattle railroad crossings by between one and three hours each day by 2026, a study commissioned by the Seattle Department of Transportation found.
| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Homeowners in Rocky Ripple are breathing a sigh of relief after the city said no to plans for a flood wall.
Those city officials sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corp to Engineers in opposition to the Indy North Flood Wall and Levee Project.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:46 PM
It turns out the $157,000 fix for the Flint Canyon Trail is just the beginning.
City officials found out this week that the cost to fully repair erosion on the trail may add up to as much as $4.5 million and involve several state agencies. While the city...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:04 PM
There's been a lot written on improving the concrete, channelized, litter-strewn Los Angeles River. No doubt the river could use some improving, but there's also a lot of misplaced nostalgia.
To hear some people talk about restoring the river, you'd...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:13 PM
When it comes to Aliso Creek, Tex Haines often looks below the water's surface.
Haines, 61, who remembers coming to Aliso Beach Park when he was 6, is concerned about the amount of sand that workers shovel into the ocean to open up the creek's...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:40 PM
What to do with the 28-acre Bartlett Park has been an issue for Huntington Beach leaders at least since the 1990s, and maybe even the '70s.
The land was deeded to the city in 1971 by the developers as part of the Quimby Act, state law requiring that a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:08 PM
A 32-acre park in the south suburbs will be closed through Wednesday after the discovery this week of a dozen high-energy fuel containers at a nearby former military missile base.
The containers were found Wednesday on the former Nike missile base on...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Col. Erland A. Tillman, a decorated Army officer and noted civil engineer who helped design the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro subway from Owings Mills into downtown Baltimore, died of complications from heart failure Sept. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice...