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Essay: I Bike In LA And Fear For My Safety All The Time
Last week, Bicycling Magazine declared L.A. the worst city for bikes.
What's happening to California's hummingbirds? Rising temperatures threaten their source of food
Imagine going to your neighborhood grocery store and discovering no food. Even worse, imagine every grocery store within a day’s drive was without food. What would you do?
Initiative to repeal gas tax increase is falling short, according to poll of California voters
A California initiative that would repeal gas tax increases is falling well short of the majority support needed to pass, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, jeopardizing a Republican strategy to use the measure to draw conservatives to the polls next month in hopes of helping GOP candidates in
Trump orders quicker environmental review of California water projects
President Trump on Friday directed federal agencies to speed up their environmental review of major water projects in California and to develop plans to suspend or revise regulations that hamper water deliveries.
Before & After: A gloomy lawn becomes an enchanted garden that slashes the water bill
Bigger was not better for one L.A. family’s expansive, but isolated, front lawn — so they turned it into an enchanted garden for kids and parents alike. “We loved the house when we bought it,” said David Zabel of their 1920 Hancock Park home, but “the front yard was always very disjointed and disconnected from the house.
An Incurable Disease Is On The Rise In California, And Scientists Say Climate Change Could Cause It To Spread To Much Of The Wes
For days Alyssa Gonzalez was bedridden with a fever, a sore throat, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and a rash all over her body.
Initiative to repeal gas tax hike sparks debate over how transportation funds are spent in California
In urging California voters to repeal new fuel taxes, Republicans say the state already had enough money to repair roads but squandered it by diverting it to other state programs. Legislative leaders deny that money from motorists has been misused. They say the law prohibits non-transportation projects from getting any of
A carbon tax is a good idea — so long as it doesn't come with industry handouts
Exxon Mobil made a bit of a splash Tuesday when it announced a $1-million, two-year donation to the Republican-led Americans for Carbon Dividends, an organization pushing for a national tax to help curtail emissions of atmosphere-warming carbon.
Time to hit the pause button on high-speed rail, some California leaders say
Jerry Brown did not invent the idea of a high-speed rail system to connect Northern and Southern California.
Supreme Court lets stand California ruling holding lead paint makers liable for $400-million cleanup cost
The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a defeat to business groups in a closely watched California case, rejecting appeals of a ruling that requires former makers of lead paint to pay $400 million or more to clean up old homes.