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  • Napa quake seen as 'reality check' to Bay Area infrastructure operators

    Most of the San Francisco Bay Area roads, bridges, water systems, dams and levees fared well in Sunday's 6.0 earthquake near Napa, Calif., but the damage in the picturesque wine country town was a jolting reminder of the vulnerability of public services...
  • Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels

    Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels
    President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a range that lies within an hour's drive for 10 million...
  • Quake aftershocks damage Napa bridge, force lane closure

    A set of aftershocks that rattled the Bay Area Tuesday morning caused damage to the George Butler Bridge in Napa, officials said. Crews with the California Department of Transportation were performing emergency road repair on the bridge on southbound...
  • Costa Mesa councilwomen call city's toll lane ballot measure political

    Costa Mesa councilwomen call city's toll lane ballot measure political
    In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious. The City Council unanimously decided last week to ask voters what they think about a state plan to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway. The question will...
  • CNN's amusing advice on how to fake being an L.A. local

    CNN's amusing advice on how to fake being an L.A. local
    Here's a teeny-tiny idea, courtesy a slideshow on CNN.com attached to a summertime desperation slideshow story entitled “How to be an L.A. Local – 8 Tips for Faking It.” I suppose it's a compliment that in the city with an unmerited...
  • L.A. again carries a torch for 1984 Olympic murals, their artists

    L.A. again carries a torch for 1984 Olympic murals, their artists
    The party Aug. 24 has a name: "The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years." The guests of honor: nine of the country's most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they...
  • Commentary: Mariner's Mile project requires council advocacy

    Mariner's Mile is a place we have all enjoyed for years. The beautiful spot on Coast Highway offers food, drink and merchandise. But why has it been so neglected by the current City Council? We've all endured seemingly endless months of congestion with...
  • Commentary: Setting the record straight on toll lanes

    Much has been written recently about the Caltrans proposal to require tolls on the new lane improvements to the 405 Freeway, and not all of it has been accurate, so I want to set the record straight. I oppose Caltrans' efforts to dictate toll policy...
  • Mountain lions' genetic diversity hindered by Southland freeways, homes

    Mountain lions' genetic diversity hindered by Southland freeways, homes
    Hemmed in by freeways and other development, the few mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are predictably -- and dangerously -- losing genetic diversity. Researchers suspected as much, but a new analysis of the big cats finds that, in...
  • Lack of land slows work on California bullet train project

    The Hollywood Inn, a shuttered nightclub in a run-down section of Fresno, has been demolished. A few miles away, an 80-foot-deep shaft to test soil conditions has been sunk into the banks of the Fresno River. Officials say such activities, along with...
  • Sign will point way to Balboa Bay Club

    The Balboa Bay Club and Resort may be an iconic spot in Newport Beach, but directing people there has always been a little tricky. True, the beige complex at 1221 W. Coast Hwy. is across from The Car Spa, a little past the fancy cars parked outside...