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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...
  • L.A. Now Live: Feds probe 'income stream' of state Sen. Calderon

    L.A. Now Live: Feds probe 'income stream' of state Sen. Calderon
    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...
  • Calderon family's ties to Central Basin water board probed by FBI

    Calderon family's ties to Central Basin water board probed by FBI
    This post has been updated. See below for details. 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...
  • Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?

    Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?
    SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility. The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...
  • Conservation groups challenge 'green' forest product certification

    Conservation groups challenge 'green' forest product certification
    SEATTLE -- When an intense storm pounded southwestern Washington in 2007, mud poured down from the mountainsides, logging debris choked streams and the Chehalis River flooded much of the region, causing $57 million in damage. Almost immediately,...
  • Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air

    Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air
    More than 1,400 firefighters were on the lines Friday, battling a brush fire that’s burned through more than 3,800 acres in Ventura and Kern counties since Wednesday. The Grand fire is 25% contained, and the threatened Hungry Valley State Park and...
  • What do we spend to preserve nature? $40 billion

    What do we spend to preserve nature? $40 billion
    Some say that you can’t put a price on precious natural resources. As of this week, you can. The public and private tab for conserving the nation’s fish, wildlife and natural resources is close to $40 billion a year, according to a study...
  • Springs fire expected to be fully controlled by Tuesday afternoon

    Springs fire expected to be fully controlled by Tuesday afternoon
    The Springs fire in Ventura County was 90% contained Tuesday morning and was expected to be completely under control by the end of the day, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The blaze damaged 15 homes but did not...
  • Jerry Brown blames climate change for state's early fire season

    Jerry Brown blames climate change for state's early fire season
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown put the state’s early wildfire season in global terms Monday, saying the state would have to grow accustomed to more forest fires as a consequence of climate change. Brown’s remarks at the California Department...
  • One firefighter injured, one building damaged in Banning blaze

    One firefighter injured, one building damaged in Banning blaze
    One firefighter has been injured and one building damaged from a wildfire near Banning that’s burned through about 3,000 acres, state fire officials said Thursday morning. The Summit fire was 35% contained and evacuation orders were lifted...
  • L.A. County rejects school districts' bid to avoid voting rights suits

    L.A. County rejects school districts' bid to avoid voting rights suits
    Los Angeles County officials rejected a bid Tuesday from several Santa Clarita Valley school districts and a water district hoping to consolidate elections and avoid the kind of voting rights lawsuits that other local governments have been hit with. The...