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  • Feds subpoena records at Central Basin Water District

    Feds subpoena records at Central Basin Water District
    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...
  • State says delta tunnel benefits exceed costs by billions

    State says delta tunnel benefits exceed costs by billions
    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...
  • Preserving Cameroon's treasures

    Preserving Cameroon's treasures
    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...
  • Wanted: Water district watchdogs

    Wanted: Water district watchdogs
    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 —...
  • Metropolitan Water District says yes to stronger ethics program

    Metropolitan Water District says yes to stronger ethics program
    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...
  • FBI seeks records from water district in corruption probe

    FBI seeks records from water district in corruption probe
    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...
  • Surge in shark attacks worries Hawaii; woman bitten last week dies

    Surge in shark attacks worries Hawaii; woman bitten last week dies
    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...
  • To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place

    To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place
    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...
  • Yosemite fire: Hundreds more crew members added to fire lines

    Yosemite fire: Hundreds more crew members added to fire lines
    Another 300 firefighters have joined the massive effort to extinguish the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park that has burned more than 192,000 acres. There are now 4,840 firefighters battling the Rim fire – the sixth largest fire in state...
  • USDA improperly pays millions to dead farmers, audit finds

    USDA improperly pays millions to dead farmers, audit finds
    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...
  • Water and the Central Coast's wine problem

    Water and the Central Coast's wine problem
    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...