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  • A lifeline of leftovers: Can the hunger problem be solved?

     
    It never ceases to amaze me how difficult it can be to get some businesses to do the right thing. Donating leftover food is a good example. More than 14 million Americans were out of work as of last month. The national unemployment rate is 9.3%;...
  • Dav Pilkey stretches 'Captain Underpants' series

    Dav Pilkey stretches 'Captain Underpants' series
    This is the story of Dav Pilkey. Pilkey is the guy on the right with the wild hair and fake beard. Lily is the small dog on the left with the green dinosaur suit. Remember that now! Though Lily may require an introduction, Pilkey most likely does not....
  • City of L.A., Kern County battle over human waste disposal

     
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review Los Angeles’ claim that a ban on dumping sewage sludge in Kern County violates federal laws has plunged the city into distress over how to dispose of its processed human waste. The city's......
  • Grieving Kettleman City mothers tackle a toxic waste dump

    Grieving Kettleman City mothers tackle a toxic waste dump
    On a rainy afternoon in a cramped trailer, the five homemakers listened as state officials with clipboards asked personal questions: Did they or their husbands smoke, drink or take illicit drugs? Had they been exposed to pesticides or other toxic...
  • Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks politics and nuclear power in Santa Barbara

     
    From life in Washington to nuclear waste disposal and more, Energy Secretary Steven Chu navigated a slew of topics at a Santa Barbara conference Friday. Calling his job a sort of “multi-dimensional chess game” that involved “a lot of crystal......
  • Nuclear waste: the Swedish example

     
    If the United States is at a loss over what to do about nuclear waste, it may be time to check out the Swedish model. A symposium Friday at the annual meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of......
  • 'About a Mountain' by John D'Agata

    'About a Mountain' by John D'Agata
    About a Mountain John D'Agata W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95 At the end of his exquisite new book, "About a Mountain," John D'Agata acknowledges that things are not exactly as they seem. "Although the narrative of this essay," he writes, "suggests that...
  • Feinstein calls for moratorium on toxic landfill expansion

     
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday called for a moratorium on expanding a toxic-waste landfill in the impoverished Central Valley enclave of Kettleman City, where residents have reported a handful of rare birth deformities over a recent 14-month period. The...
  • Kettleman City birth defects: Schwarzenegger steps in

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger directed state public health and environmental officials Friday to visit Kettleman City to conduct “a thorough investigation” into the causes of an abnormal percentage of birth defects in the small San Joaquin Valley farming...
  • Long Beach to pay $6.2-million settlement over violations of petroleum and waste oil storage rules

     
    In the first enforcement of its kind against a public agency, the State Water Board on Tuesday said it has reached a $6.2 million settlement with the city of Long Beach for extensive violations of regulations governing the storage of......
  • Finch Stole Two Cadillacs, Went to Las Vegas

     
    Betty Jean Behr shows a photo of victim Barbara Jean Finch. What to do with the radioactive waste piling up in Long Beach? Dump it in the ocean! March 22, 1960: A judge rules that Long Beach has no right to oppose an atomic waste facility, saying that...