| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A subpoena from federal prosecutors has been served at the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello).
Law enforcement sources confirmed issuing the subpoena,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Federal prosecutors have served a subpoena for contracts, emails and other documents from the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ron Calderon.
Law enforcement sources on Friday confirmed...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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Hundreds of residents and community members packed the Hermosa Beach community theater Wednesday, the first of several planned meetings to discuss the possibility of reopening the city to oil drilling....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has emerged as a key player in the FBI investigation into a state senator, on Thursday sued a politically connected company for allegedly overbilling it by nearly $1 million.
The lawsuit mark the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Environmentalists including a lawmaker criticized state regulators Wednesday for not adequately tracking and overseeing fracking activity in California oil fields.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves the injection of water and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:42 AM
The California Coastal National Monument would be expanded in Mendocino County, making it the first onshore addition to the site, once a bill approved by the House this week clears Congress.
The expansion would add about 1,255 acres to the national...
| Aug 29, 2013
Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Hawaii on Thursday continued to investigate a surge in shark attacks, one day after a German tourist died after losing her right arm to a shark, the first such fatality for the islands in a decade.
Yet, even as public alarm is rising, state officials...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:05 PM
The FBI has requested records from the Central Basin Municipal Water District related to a groundwater storage plan that was the subject of bitter, long-running legal battle in southeast Los Angeles County.
Investigators are also seeking the personnel...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has improperly paid millions of dollars in aid to thousands of farmers after they have died, according to a government audit.
An inspection of the department's crop insurance, disaster assistance and conservation...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The federal damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should take into account the broader economic and social impacts of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council.