Noteworthy News

Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion
The California bullet train project will probably run out of money before it can fulfill Gov. Gavin Newsom’s modest plan to build a high-speed operating segment between Bakersfield and Merced, according to a Times analysis of the state rail authority’s financial records.
Trader Joe's listens to customer feedback, making big changes
Tucked inside Trader Joe's February edition of the Fearless Flyer, among the new items and seasonal promotions, was a "not-so confidential memo" to customers.
L.A. approves new restrictions on disposable plastic straws, but stops short of a ban
Los Angeles restaurants will face new restrictions on handing out plastic straws under an ordinance approved Friday.
Californians are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in recycling deposits
California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in 5-cent deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, according to a new report.
Andrew Wheeler Confirmed As The Nation’s 15th EPA Administrator
Andrew Wheeler has been confirmed as the nation’s 15th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Grounded Ship Leaks 80 Tons Of Oil Near UNESCO World Heritage Site
An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday.
PG&E admits its equipment likely sparked California’s most destructive wildfire
Nearly four months after California’s most devastating wildfire swept through Paradise and surrounding towns, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has acknowledged that its equipment probably sparked the blaze that destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and killed 85 people, most of them elderly.
Democrats unveil Green New Deal with support from at least 5 presidential hopefuls
Democrats launched a sweeping plan Thursday to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy, signaling its likely elevation as a central campaign issue in 2020 despite President Donald Trump's failure to mention climate change in his State of the Union address.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Landmark Green New Deal Resolution
The Green New Deal is finally taking form.
Beaches look like trash dumps after multiple storms in Southern California
Recent storms may have given Los Angeles a fresh feeling, but all that rainwater has to go somewhere.