| 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 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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SACRAMENTO — A day after FBI agents raided the Capitol office of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), local officials from Southern California said they have been interviewed by federal agents...
| 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In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard.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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Opening a new front on efforts to improve minority representation on local elected boards, attorneys representing several Latino citizens have accused the Coachella Valley Water District of violating the California Voting Rights Act.
In a letter...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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,...