| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:17 PM
As 2013 draws to a close, it is headed for the record books as the driest year in downtown Los Angeles since 1877, when official measurements began.
Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A ruptured water line shut down a terminal at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, prompting warnings of long lines and delays for passengers.
A hot-water line in Terminal A broke about 2:15 a.m., leaving standing water 2 to 3 inches deep in...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — Maybe I've watched the movie "Chinatown" too many times, but a major justification for digging Gov. Jerry Brown's massive water tunnels just seems suspicious.
Brown's not creating a drought by dumping water in the ocean and...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:52 PM
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future.
No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Detractors of Israel often seem so overtaken with critical fervor that they miss the truths that may seem obvious to more fair-minded observers of the Middle East.
Take, for example, Saree Makdisi's attack on Israel for supposedly cutting off...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Nitrates from agricultural fertilizer could continue to leach into groundwater for at least 80 years after initial use, according to researchers who conducted a long-term study of nitrogen uptake.
Using isotope tracers, scientists followed the fate of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Authorities Tuesday identified the woman whose remains were found last month at two water treatment plants 30 miles apart as Erin Lynn Cruz, 27, of East San Gabriel Valley.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The price of Sriracha may jump if a court orders the hot sauce factory to halt production over a dispute with the city of Irwindale, the company's chief executive said.
"If the city shuts us down, the price of Sriracha will jump up a lot," said CEO...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:34 PM
It’s well known that a spoonful of Sriracha, an Asian hot sauce made by Huy Fong Foods, can burn your mouth.
But in Irwindale, where the hot sauce’s production facilities are, residents are complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats...
| Nov 29, 2013
India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:02 AM
This post has been corrected, as detailed below. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back with the FBI, and as […]...