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Goodbye golf course, hello olive groves! New Palm Springs enclave to become an ‘agri-hood’

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Sun, 10/22/2017 (All day)

The olive – that familiar little fruit lolling around in your martini – is about to make a splash in the Southern California real estate market.

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2 years after the gas leak above Porter Ranch, here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t

Published: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

Thousands fled their homes after a massive gas leak sprung at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, ultimately spewing more than 100,000 metric tons of climate-altering methane into the atmosphere.

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Jane Goodall reflects on a lifelong mission to save the planet, and she's far from finished

Published: 
Fri, 10/20/2017 (All day)

“So,” Brett Morgen began, “you’ve been telling your story for so many years. Do you get tired of answering the same questions?”

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Fall plant sales just in time for cool-season gardening

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Fri, 10/20/2017 (All day)

Southern California’s botanic gardens and arboretums are more than lovely places to stroll; a few times a year they sell a wide variety of plants you can buy for your own yard. Mid-October is prime planting time, so ready your soil and check out these sales that extend into November.

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Racing to repair the Oroville Dam spillway — before the rains come

Published: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

 In one of the fastest-paced civic construction jobs in recent U.S. history, hundreds of carpenters, operating engineers and iron workers are rushing to complete repairs to the damaged Oroville Dam spillway.