Are you ready to play ball? The Dodgers will definitely be ready in an updated and "tricked-out" stadium. New owners brought in ballpark exec Janet Marie Smith to update the 50-year-old stadium, third-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Fans are already raving over/dissecting the upgrades su ... More >>
Update: Prop. 39 surged ahead as precincts began reporting from around California. See next page for more. Early returns show California voters almost evenly split on Proposition 39, which the fiar-minded, non-partisan California Legislative Analyst's Office says could pour up to $1 billion into st ... More >>
CBS LAThe dark side of green living.Thank you, CBS LA, for getting to the bottom of this one. Never has the brave new world of eco-friendly consumerism reached a conundrum so ridiculous: Heather Patron, a resident of notoriously crunchy Studio City, tells the station that her Prius is melt ... More >>
mccarthycook.comThe Trident Center in West L.A.Los Angeles topped the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of major American cities with the most energy efficient buildings, the EPA announced Tuesday. This marks the second year in a row L.A. was tops in green buildings. L.A. has the l ... More >>
As expected, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday proposed a $2.50 per month rate hike for customers of the city's Department of Water and Power as part of a "carbon surcharge" that would have the DWP buy solar power and retrofit L.A. businesses and homes with energy efficient ele ... More >>
DWP's downtown headquartersâ€‹Only two cities in L.A. County will receive a portion of the White House's $3.4 billion stimulus funding for energy efficiency programs. Los Angeles is not one of them. Burbank and Glendale will each get $20 million in federal funding to help them develop "smart grid" p ... More >>
Rome's Colosseum. Sydney's Opera House. San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. And now Beverly Hills' Flynt Publications Building. What these august monuments to the human spirit have in common is that, along with the Las Vegas Strip, they will all turn off their lights tomorrow during Earth Hour. Thos ... More >>
Here is a mind-boggling conflict that seems strangely at odds to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's effort to creat a green, energy-conscious city. On the one hand, the DWP is pushing homeowners to go green -- even suggesting that homeowners use low wattage bulbs instead of incandescent ... More >>
California Energy Commission caught in scalding water
L.A.’s bid to copy Sydney feels like a humiliating replay of Millennium Eve
Is it lights out for the chandelier?
Why our green standards might not be green enough
One city’s attempt to cool down global warming
Why refrigerators are more efficient than cars
Time to park the SUVs in the White House garage
Companies make peace with Kyoto Protocol
Will George Lakoff’s linguistic ideas help Democrats regain the White House . . . or are they just the progressive flip side to conservative Luntzspeak?
Serving on two powerful air-quality boards., L.A. Marathon founder William Burke sets a fast pace. But it just might be when he crosses the finish line, the public — and clean air — are the big losers.
Idea for new gas tax dropped to save the governor grief during recall campaign
New problems could short out Dave Freeman and his DWP legacy
The low-power wardrobe
How Pete Wilson’s energy chief short-circuited the California grid
DWP chief plans to hitch horses, 'pull this wagon out'
The 'Era of Limits' returns
State government struggles to undo its deregulation debacle