| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Margaret Gray reviews Raymond J. Barry's new play, "Awake in a World That Encourages Sleep," at the Electric Lodge....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Keurig and other one-cup coffee makers often use cartridges that cannot be recycled, posing an environmental challenge....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Here is the text of Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address, as prepared and distributed to media: As required by the state constitution, I am reporting to you this morning on the condition of our state. Putting it......
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Environmentalists: Prepare to be shaken up. It turns out that hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, a.k.a. the latest fossil fuel industry outrage to be perpetrated on planet Earth, isn't just a menace because it may be contaminating groundwater. It also...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Report from the Environment California Research and Policy Center says Los Angeles ranks second in California in terms of amount of solar installations and solar electricity generated....
| Mar 4, 2012
Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, a species that did its evolving more than 220 million years ago and has since remained resolutely prehistoric.
Its slowpoke take on biological adaptation has exposed modern vulnerabilities....
| Apr 8, 2012
Entered by a gated driveway that leads to a cobblestone motor court, this Cape Cod-inspired compound has a resort atmosphere with amenities such as a putting green, a 70-foot-long batting cage and a vineyard. Among the structures are a main residence with...
| Feb 5, 2012
Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket.
Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
| Feb 18, 2012
For Sale: 3,400 acres in the desert.
• No paved roads. Check.
• Isolated. Ideal.
• Land not suitable for farming. Perfect.
• Blistering sunshine. Jackpot.
• Asking price: $34 million. Deal.
As large-scale solar...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Actor Ryan Reynolds has put his house in Los Feliz on the market at $3.65 million.
He and his then-wife, actress Scarlett Johannson, bought the property in 2010 for $2.9 million. The price of roughly $1,000 a square foot was considered high for the...
| Jan 19, 2012
It's ironic, in a rosemary-infused sort of way, that in today's farm-to-table restaurant era few chef-and-farmer relationships have evolved into the true collaborations those farm-specific menus often suggest. Their lives tend to exist in parallel worlds,...