Feb. 3, 2023

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Colorado River in Crisis

Holtville, California-Oct. 5, 2022-The All American Canal moves Colorado River water from Arizona into California, here in the area of Gordon's Well looking east at sunset on Oct. 5, 2022. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Tensions over water allotments among seven states test the complex legal system that governs the river’s use.

Legal Corruption

Girardi has been indicted in L.A. and Chicago on wire fraud charges for allegedly swindling more than $18 million from clients.

Orange County

Investigators are trying to determine what led to the deadly assault of Michael John Mammone, who had no known connection with the driver.

Elon Musk

In 2018, Musk tweeted that he had the financing to take Tesla private even though it turned out he hadn’t gotten an iron-clad commitment for an aborted deal that would have cost $20 billion to $70 billion to pull off.

Compensation

The three top executives at Sempra Energy, the parent company of SoCalGas and SDG&E, made $40 million in 2021, with pension benefits of $60 million awaiting them at retirement.

China

The Pentagon has decided not to shoot down the balloon for now because surveillance machinery and other equipment would potentially create a large debris field.

NASCAR

Cypress Hill will play a prerace concert. Wiz Khalifa will perform during a break at the halfway point of the main race. Actor Rob Lowe will be the grand marshall, tasked with saying, ‘Drivers, start your engines.’

The sound of science

Scientists are turning their data into sound to gain new insights into things as small as DNA and as large as galaxies.

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Editors’ Pick

Mt. Baldy towers over Southern California, beautifully decked with snow. Easy access helps make it one of the three deadliest peaks in the U.S. This winter, rescue crews have been busy.

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Meteorologists on board a specially equipped hurricane-reconnaissance jet were trying to answer one question: How bad would the next atmospheric river be?

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