| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The Times' editorial page on Sunday called for the Metropolitan Water District to adopt a package of ethics reforms that was on a committee agenda Monday and before the full board Tuesday.
It passed. Members of the district, which is made up of 26...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The massive Rim fire is on its way to becoming the state’s third largest in history as it burns into Yosemite National Park.
At 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, the Rim fire was 75% contained Tuesday and fewer than 4,400 acres from...
| Aug 18, 2013
In June, FBI agents raided the offices of Democratic state Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello and the Latino Legislative Caucus, and word was soon out that they were interested in Calderon's ties to the Central Basin Municipal Water District —...
| Aug 27, 2013
Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
| Jul 23, 2013
Few environmental conflicts are as fraught and intractable as whaling.
Under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986. But the agreement contains a loophole that has guaranteed continuing...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. The EPA said that for nearly...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:21 PM
A lawsuit against a Maywood water company over alleged voting irregularities may be coming to an end with news of a possible settlement.
Details of the settlement were not immediately available. But a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge could...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The benefits of reconfiguring the way California exports water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta would substantially outweigh the costs, according to a study released Monday by the state.
“This plan makes economic sense. The numbers more than...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard.
On the evening of my Wednesday...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:20 PM
SACRAMENTO — Ian Calderon's introduction to the family business began at the ripe age of 1.
His dad, Charles Calderon, then a state senator, staged a carnival for his son's birthday at their Montebello home in 1986. The senator used $2,000 in...
| Sep 1, 2013
In recent decades, the Central Coast of California has become one of the state's most important wine-producing regions. But at what cost?
Until recently, most ranchers and farmers in this part of California embraced dry farming practices, raising...