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  • Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees

    Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Monday outlined a new proposal for funding affordable housing, transportation upgrades and bullet train construction with money from California's cap-and-trade program. The program, approved by the...
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S takes superlatives into the fast lane

    Porsche 911 Turbo S takes superlatives into the fast lane
    The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is impressive enough in a straight line, ripping from zero to 60 in less than three seconds. But what happens on a smooth mountain road, at the apex of an uphill, right-hand sweeper, must be experienced to be believed. While...
  • Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River

    Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...
  • Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...
  • Tribeca 2014: Film festival focused on simplicity, stability

    Tribeca 2014: Film festival focused on simplicity, stability
    NEW YORK — Since it was founded 12 years ago, the Tribeca Film Festival has sometimes swerved between identities like a barfly at happy hour, exuberant but hardly always clear. The festival looks to change that this time around. Tribeca has...
  • Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

    Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife
    The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. But when a remote camera in Griffith Park captured an image of the puma more recently, it showed a thinner...
  • Review: 'Vanishing Pearls' shows fallout after Gulf disasters

    Review: 'Vanishing Pearls' shows fallout after Gulf disasters
    The decimation of the Gulf Coast oyster industry following the one-two punches of Hurricane Katrina and the Deep Horizon oil spill gets a much-deserved close-up in the enlightening, if sometimes sluggish, documentary "Vanishing Pearls." Shot from 2010...
  • Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

    Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter
    Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville,...
  • Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts

    Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts
    A decision by a federal appeals court Wednesday could allow for changes in water deliveries to irrigation districts that hold senior rights to Sacramento River supplies. The unanimous opinion by an 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • California panel postpones decision on protecting gray wolves

    California panel postpones decision on protecting gray wolves
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed a controversial decision on whether to afford gray wolves protection under the state's Endangered Species Act, giving itself another 90 days to consider the matter. After listening to a...
  • State postpones decision on Endangered Species protections for wolves

    State postpones decision on Endangered Species protections for wolves
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether to afford gray wolves protection under the state's Endangered Species Act. Acknowledging the passion the issue generates, the commission voted unanimously to extend ...