| 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...
| 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.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
After two years of dispute, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Mammoth Lakes Community Water District on Thursday announced that they have reached a compromise settlement over use of the High Sierra ski town’s water supply.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:44 AM
A Rancho Cucamonga structure described as one of the last surviving examples of Chinese worker housing in the region has been included on a list of threatened significant historic places.
The Chinatown House was selected by the National Trust for...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The Chinatown House in Rancho Cucamonga -- one of the last vestiges of the Inland Empire city's Chinese American history -- has been named to the list of America's most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Federal authorities who raided the Capitol office of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) are investigating his "income stream," a law enforcement source familiar with the case told The Times.
Calderon's knack for raising campaign cash and...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:04 PM
A brush fire fanned by gusty winds scorched 400 acres in Inyo County but firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand in stopping the blaze, officials said Wednesday night....
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:44 PM
California Republican legislators want the U.S. Attorney to investigate the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for putting $3.6 million from legal settlements in an off-budget account....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where Malian youths restrain an alleged shop looter after arresting him in the northern city of Gao, a key Islamist stronghold until it was retaken by French and Malian troops in a major boost to the...