Nov. 27, 2022



There’s guarded optimism that this winter might be different from those of 2020 and 2021, when COVID-19 surges killed thousands of Americans a day.

Real Estate

As development fills every crack of the region, why do some of the most prized parcels go untouched? Hint: It’s not about the sanctity of vacant land.

Green Living

Some 200 homes are being built with solar panels and batteries. They’re linked to microgrids that can operate independently of California’s grid.

Holiday treats

Fruitcake with a less-loaded name, this cake is packed with bourbon, dried fruit and nuts for a baked good to share for the holidays.


Eight decades ago, the Mojave Desert was home to hundreds of tortoises per square mile. Today, most tortoise populations in the wild have fallen to 2 to 3 adults per square mile, largely due to climate change, loss of habitat and an increase in the raven population. Can California’s Endangered Species Act save the tortoises from extinction?



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