| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:17 AM
This spring, for the first time, the city of Los Angeles' parking department made more money from credit and debit cards than it did from cash.
In March, card payments at city parking meters and kiosks totaled $2.34 million, slightly more than half...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before.
About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors on Wednesday paid off a Department Energy loan that had become a political hot potato.
Tesla owed the federal government $451.8 million on a loan that was part of a special program to develop alternative fuel...
| May 27, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Solar stocks were burning up Thursday, led by a 41% share price boom for SunPower, which this week said it sold a pair of massive Southern California solar power plants to a Warren Buffett company.
San Jose-based SunPower said in a filing with the...
| Jan 6, 2013
— One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, the wine-wobbly beam suddenly illuminated several sets of legs....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:39 AM
SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand.
The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Bay Area clean-tech company SolarCity Corp. had an uncertain path to its initial public offering, delaying and adjusting the size of its debut this week, but the stock was off to a running start Thursday in its first day of trading.
The share price...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Learn more about sustainable design and green living as Altbuild, the Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo, opens Friday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Architects, builders and landscape designers will be among the more...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency.
The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Business news from around the Internet, Dec. 9, 2011. Sen. Olympia Snowe calls out Amazon.com. Exxon predicts a trend toward hybrid and other alternative-fuel cars. Ford announces a recall....