| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Last week: We continue to see steady job growth and the recent Citrix hiring expansion of 200 jobs was another positive for Broward County. Our public and private/partnerships continue to focus on working together to expand our employment base. County and...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:36 AM
The City of Port Hueneme has called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to obtain emergency funding needed to replenish local beaches with sand before the rapidly eroding shoreline undermines roads and floods property, including harbor facilities....
| Jun 30, 2013
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War.
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Congress has proposed a bill for some $60 billion for relief for people caught up in the destruction from Hurricane Sandy ("Sandy aid bill would include more for Md.," Dec. 20). Interestingly enough, not only The Sun but Washington newspapers reported...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:36 AM
Additional work will be done to stabilize the banks of Plumtree Run south of George Street in Bel Air under a contract addendum passed by the Board of Town Commissioners at the most recent town meeting.
The addendum to the existing contract with Ecotone...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Lake Michigan has officially sunk to an all-time low.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported Tuesday that in January the lake plunged below its previous record low level, set in March 1964.
The water is now more than 6 feet below the record high,...
| 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...
| 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...