| 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...
| 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 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...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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.
| May 17, 2013
| 6:03 AM
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...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:26 AM
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...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:55 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:48 PM
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.