| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
With more than $270 million already spent and more on the line, state transportation officials are working against the clock to keep the state's U.S. 460 project from becoming an unmitigated disaster.
Not an inch has been paved. Taxpayers have already...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The decision by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to put the brakes on the Route 460 improvement project represents a responsible course of action. The transportation situation in Hampton Roads demands every dollar be spent efficiently.
The governor did not...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:19 PM
After 10 years of working to restore the Orland Grassland, Bill Fath is excited about the landscape he sees taking shape.
"You can just see all these wonderful prairie species, and it's just a wonderful thing to see, it really is," said Fath, a...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Highland Park city and park officials veered in a new direction on a proposed Central Avenue staircase to Park Avenue Beach, opting to seek private partners for the costly venture, if it's viable.
Officials were unanimous at a recent meeting in...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Metropica, a $1 billion project with enough square feet to hold 70 football fields, will change the skyline of western Broward with buildings up to 30 stories — the tallest in Sunrise.
Sitting as the city's Local Planning Agency, commissioners...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species.
"Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The California Coastal Commission has asked the developer of Playa Vista to remove drains in the Ballona Wetlands that the agency said were not approved and have siphoned water from the ecological preserve.
Andrew Willis, an enforcement analyst, said in...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
On a recent weekday morning, a Starline tour bus swung open its doors at Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey, and Australian tourists Laura Ross and Kate Lund surveyed the scene.
The faux maritime shopping center — with eateries and gift shops...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The reservoirs behind 14 major dams that line the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains — nearly empty after two years of drought — could rise significantly from the forecasted deluge over the next three days, public works officials said....
| Mar 4, 2014
Over a period of several decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encased the Los Angeles River in concrete to protect the region against the kind of flooding that had surprised and damaged the city in the 1930s — but also, crucially, to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:53 AM
It was the day after the Oscars, but the happiest, most relieved Angeleno on Monday was probably Mayor Eric Garcetti. Why? Because he just happened to be on a trade mission to Mexico on the day Toronto Mayor Rob Ford came to Los Angeles.