| Jan 4, 2008
Rimmon C. Fay, a marine scientist and longtime Venice Beach lifeguard who devoted his life to saving the Santa Monica Bay from pollution and other assaults, has died. He was 78.
Fay died of a heart attack at Berkley West Convalescent Hospital in Santa...
| Dec 24, 2008
On Christmas eve in 1938, the physicist Lise Meitner took a walk in the snowy woods of Kungalv, Sweden, with her nephew, Otto Frisch, also a physicist. A Jewish refugee who had recently escaped from Hitler's Germany, Meitner began discussing with Frisch...
| Jan 7, 2009
The perfectly shaped point break at Malibu's Surfrider Beach lures wave riders from around the world.
But the chronically polluted water has given countless swimmers and surfers queasy stomachs, eye infections and nasty rashes.
Long under orders...
| Dec 11, 2008
In his Nov. 24 Op-Ed article, " Depression-era projects, again,” Bill Boyarsky outlines some good reasons for Los Angeles residents to support President-elect Barack Obama's plan to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure projects....
| Mar 19, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been called many things during his 22-year Senate career, but the name that sticks when the issue of nuclear power comes up is "NIMBY." That's because Reid has fought tirelessly to block construction of a...
| Dec 8, 2009
When environmental activists began a survey of birth defects in this small migrant farming town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the results were alarming.
Approximately 20 babies were born here during the 14 months beginning in September...
| Feb 14, 2010
About a Mountain
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...
| Mar 25, 1989
MOSCOW -- Angered by the reported leakage of radioactive gases after the Soviet Union's two most recent underground nuclear tests, a new movement led by writers, artists, physicians and scientists in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan is seeking an...