I am flying westward over the Angeles Crest Mountains, the morning sun shining down over the San Fernando Valley as it spreads out below me and we bank south. The Cessna 152, aptly named "the Commuter," cruises at just over 3,500 feet as we travel from the Agua Dulce Airpark toward Santa Monica ... More >>
California bullet train: little rooting for the routeInvestigative reporter Tracy Wood writes today about the inept, cloaked, and somewhat creepy PR strategy followed by the California High Speed Rail engineers and Parsons Brinckerhoff, who have not followed basic transparency and outreach ru ... More >>
Oneida Val/FlickrBoer Goat A few months ago, we took a look at Craigslist's Farm and Garden Classifieds. We continue to digest the findings. It seems that some of the people selling livestock on the side speak of their wares in practical terms--meat, milk, eggs, breeding, market value. Oth ... More >>
The Crown Fire in northern Los Angeles County that burned nearly 14,000 acres since it broke out Thursday afternoon was expected to be contained by late Monday, county fire officials said. About 2,460 structures near and in Palmdale had been threatened, they said. It was one of two fires tha ... More >>
Updated throughout. The Crown Fire in northern Los Angeles County that burned nearly 14,000 acres since it broke out Thursday afternoon was 62 percent contained Saturday afternoon, county fire officials said. About 2,460 structures near and in Palmdale remained threatened, they said. It was ... More >>
Is “Run!” the new strategy against firestorms on California's urban fringe?
When dying is downright dirty, these guys clean up the mess
The Center for Biological Diversity cares as much about the unarmored threespine stickleback as it does a cathedral forest of trees, which is why it is reinventing the environmental movement and could be saving Southern California in the process.