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Offshore wind farms are planned for California — but the Navy says no to large sections of the coast

Published: 
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:58am

Fans of renewable energy anticipate a bonanza blowing off the coast of California.

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California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses

Published: 
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:41pm

California is set to require solar panels on all newly built single-family houses, the first statewide mandate in the nation. That's expected to save buyers money in the long run, but will raise their upfront costs at a time many are already struggling to afford a mortgage.

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Southern California air quality officials will craft rules governing warehouse, rail yard pollution

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Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:29pm

Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to craft rules governing warehouses, distribution centers and rail yards in a controversial bid to combat transportation emissions in the nation's smoggiest region.

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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives

Published: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:30pm

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore discs" he made to extend computers' lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed on Microsoft Corp. to the tune of $700,000.

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Q&A at the Santa Monica farmers market with supervisor Laura Avery

Published: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:50pm

Where can you find the freshest produce in Southern California? For many of us, that answer is our local farmers market. In addition to offering freshly picked fruits and vegetables and other seasonal offerings, the market offers customers the opportunity to interact directly with the farmers, asking questions and seeking out tips and recipe ideas.