Julie Cart is a former environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where she’s also been a sportswriter and a national correspondent. In 2009, Cart and colleague Bettina Boxall won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. She left The Times in 2015.
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Lifeguards rescued five people from a burning sailboat off Venice Beach on Saturday afternoon, officials said.
The National Weather Service is warning of “critical fire weather conditions” through the weekend and placing a caution in effect across all of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Sunday night.
California’s oil regulatory agency concedes that it has allowed serious lapses in its monitoring of oil operations in the Los Angeles Basin, confirming long-standing fears of community activists who say that lax oversight puts Southern California neighborhoods at risk.
California’s oil regulatory agency acknowledged in a report Thursday that it has consistently failed to oversee oil operations in the Los Angeles basin.
Two sheriff’s deputies who worked in Santa Clara County jails have been arrested in separate investigations.
Robin Williams’ widow has agreed to a settlement with the late comedian’s children, ending a protracted and bitter legal dispute over the estate and the couple’s Bay Area home.
Crews attempting to aid a blue whale that became entangled in what appeared to be heavy fishing line off Point Fermin in San Pedro worked into the night Friday to try to free the giant mammal, but eventually lost track of it, officials said.