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  • There's revenue in those hills -- and offshore

    There's revenue in those hills -- and offshore
    Republican politicians want to drill offshore. Democrats want to tax oil onshore. Both sides are right.
  • On Location: Film industry frets over planned state park closures

    More than a dozen California state parks, which have been a rich source of filming for such classic Hollywood movies as “High Noon,” George Lucas’ Star War’s sequel “Return of the Jedi,” and Steven Spielberg’s &#...

    Physical activity: Angelenos are lazier than you'd think. But why?

    Between Matthew McConaughey turning Malibu into his own personal gym, hikers conquering Runyon Canyon before free yoga in the park, and lines outside public tennis courts, you'd think Angelenos live to exercise. As it turns out, we're not that physically....

    GlassPoint Solar uses the sun's heat to extract oil

    The solar industry is usually on the oil industry’s case -- sniping about dirty energy and whatnot -- but the two sides came together Thursday in an unlikely alliance. Fremont-based company GlassPoint Solar unveiled a demonstration facility that...

    Major roads open after cold front drops snow, ice

    Most major roads were open Sunday after a passing cold front brought ice, freezing rain and snow to local mountains and Los Angeles foothill communities. The Grapevine section of Interstate 5 reopened about 8:30 a.m. after ice and snow forced...