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  • Ban JPMorgan from California's electricity trading business

    So much for the new, "tougher" Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC, as the agency is known, is in the process of negotiating a settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the huge New York bank that has been accused of serial frauds against...
  • Court affirms California's right to impose low carbon fuel standards

    A federal appeals court affirmed California's right to impose low carbon fuel standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, rejecting an industry argument that the regulations penalized out-of-state fuel producers. A three-judge panel of the U....
  • Orange school board turns critical eye toward first round of charter applicants

    Despite changes in state law, the Orange County School Board didn't hold back when the first four charter applicants appeared before them Tuesday night. Board chairman Bill Sublette asked each of the representatives if their school would commit to basic...
  • A predictable find: More people means more environmental stress

    A predictable find: More people means more environmental stress
    A federal report looking at trends in population growth, travel patterns and land use and their impact on the environment is predictably sobering. With the U.S. population expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2050, the report from the federal Environmental...
  • Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard

    Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard
    With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...
  • Men In Politics Get Pass, Women Don't

    Redemption is in the air, we keep hearing. Americans don't care about a person's sex life because, well, they have one, too, and, hey, we all have weeds in our garden. Indeed we do, but not all sins are created equal. And though we are quick to...
  • Stanford Fire Department meeting most goals to retain ISO rating

    Stanford Fire Department meeting most goals to retain ISO rating
    STANFORD — Stanford Fire Department is meeting almost all of the goals it needs to meet in order to maintain the city's ISO rating, Fire Chief Scott Maples told city council members last week. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) warned the city...
  • Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles

    It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture. It was just...
  • Carnival to Cut Pollution From Cruise Ships

    Carnival to Cut Pollution From Cruise Ships
    The world's largest cruise ship company will adopt technology from power plants and automobiles to reduce air pollution from the massive diesel engines powering its ships. In a tentative agreement reached Thursday with the Environmental Protection...
  • 'Big Brother' furor: CBS reveals a double standard?

    'Big Brother' furor: CBS reveals a double standard?
    Does CBS have a double standard when it comes to potentially offensive jokes and comments about minorities? It appears so, judging from the network's recent stance in the brewing controversy over racist barbs made by contestants on its reality show "Big...
  • The air near L.A.'s freeways: How dangerous?

     The air near L.A.'s freeways: How dangerous?
    You know something is off base when the regional air district monitors and regulates emissions from fire pits on Southern California's beaches, which affect a handful of homeowners, before it gets around to the 24/7 blasts of pollution along the area's...