Noteworthy News

Here's the nightmare scenario at Oroville Dam that officials are fighting to prevent

Any dam engineer would be terrified of this nightmare scenario — the possible collapse of a retaining wall in California’s second largest reservoir.

The Metro can take you farther than ever. Here's why ridership dropped — again

Last spring, transportation officials opened two light-rail extensions to Azusa and Santa Monica, connecting the eastern and western reaches of Los Angeles County to the passenger rail system for the first time in decades.

California Republicans ask Trump administration to block bullet train funding

California’s House Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block a pending federal grant that will ultimately support the state’s high speed rail project until an audit of the project’s finances is completed.

Will Aliso Canyon open again? Feinstein backs bill to keep it closed – for now

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her support for a state bill that would stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility until the root cause of a massive leak that occurred there is determined.

Lawmakers urge regulators to delay plans for Oxnard power plant

Three state lawmakers on Tuesday urged regulators to reconsider a controversial natural gas project proposed for Ventura County, citing environmental concerns and questions about whether the state already has too many power plants.


There's a glacier in Antarctica so immense that, if it melted, would raise sea levels globally by 3.5 metres.

It's melting. Right now.

In North Dakota, it could become legal to hit a protester with your car

For months, opponents of the proposed $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline waged protests. 

Air quality board set to adopt smog plan with voluntary measures for ports, tougher rules on refineries

Southern California air quality regulators are poised to adopt a pollution-reduction plan Friday that relies on voluntary measures from ports, warehouses and rail yards responsible for much of the region’s harmful emissions.

Here’s what Santa Monica Beach will look like after it’s landscaped to resist rising sea levels

Santa Monica Beach is going to look a little different soon, thanks to a beach restoration project that will partially enclose and re-landscape about three acres of sand with native vegetation.

Congress sends major California water policy to President Obama, despite Sen. Barbara Boxer's objections

Over Sen. Barbara Boxer’s objections, the Senate voted 78 to 21 Friday evening to pass sweeping water infrastructure legislation that changes how much water is pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California.