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  • Law prevents regulation of illicit massage parlors, officials say

    SACRAMENTO — Cities, counties and law enforcement officials across California are bristling at a 6-year-old law that they contend prevents regulation of massage parlors they suspect offer more than therapeutic bodywork. A profusion of massage...
  • The surprising top water wasters in your home, and how to fix them

    The surprising top water wasters in your home, and how to fix them
    In these days of drought, Californians have a pretty good idea of what it feels like to have water supplies run low — particularly those facing the very real prospect of running out of water entirely. But a new study by Indiana University...
  • Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver

    Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver
    California's drought has everyone talking about ways to save water. Gov. Jerry Brown has implored residents to reduce their consumption by 20%. One writer suggested Angelenos share showers. A nonprofit is encouraging people not to waste even ice cubes...
  • Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission

    Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission
    Wearing a nitrogen-powered jet pack, Dale Gardner stepped from the space shuttle, alone and untethered, 224 miles above Earth. Armed with a 5-foot probe called a stinger, Gardner drifted toward a wayward satellite, the Westar 6, which was spinning...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown wants polluters' fees to help fund high-speed rail

    Gov. Jerry Brown wants polluters' fees to help fund high-speed rail
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown wants long-term funding for California's high-speed rail project to come from the state greenhouse gas reduction program, expanding his commitment to the $68-billion project despite an ongoing legal battle. His plan...
  • It's International Polar Bear Day: What you can do to help

    It's International Polar Bear Day: What you can do to help
    Happy International Polar Bear Day! The polar bear conservation group Polar Bears International, has set aside Feb. 27 as a special day to celebrate those furry white giants of the North, and to remind the public that it is not too late to help them....
  • Letters: Dual water meters could be costly

    Re "Spoiled about water," Opinion, Feb. 24 Installing dual water meters to measure both indoor and outdoor use as a way to help save water sounds like a good idea until factoring in the total costs. The $255 "sub meter" cited by the authors is only...
  • Deceased dad's rock triggers bitter family fight

    Dear Liz: We are settling my dad's estate. My dad found a rock, and it sat in my parents' frontyard for years. He worked in a gravel pit for decades, and that was the only rock he found interesting enough to bring home. When my mom died, we held an...
  • Letters: Advice on saving water

    Letters: Advice on saving water
    Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Jay Famiglietti," Opinion, Feb. 19 Our water problem is real, certainly. What's less so is the claim that people can make any significant difference in water usage by limiting showers and not making ice cubes, as Jay...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • Extended family at the core of this showcase home

    Extended family at the core of this showcase home
    HENDERSON, Nev. — Sometimes it's not what's on the walls but what's in them that makes a home stand out. That was the case this month at the unveiling of the 2014 New American Home outside Las Vegas, an annual demonstration of the latest in...