Read L.A. Weekly's "The Battle for Malibu Lagoon."
Beware state politicians and UCLA professor Mark Gold, surfers and environmentalists are planning to crash your ribbon cutting ceremony at the controversial Malibu Lagoon restoration project on Friday.
"We are not happy with what happened," Ballo ... More >>
So the super rich Annenberg Foundation wants to dump a 46,000-square-foot "interpretive center" on the Ballona Wetlands -- one of the last major wetlands areas in Los Angeles. Some folks think it's a great idea. Ballona Institute co-director Marcia Hanscom, who's been fighting to protect the wetland ... More >>
As she campaigns for mayor, Wendy Greuel has repeatedly stressed one thing that distinguishes her from her top two rivals: She has private-sector experience.Indeed, Greuel's resume includes a four-year stint at DreamWorks -- something that neither Jan Perry nor Eric Garcetti can claim -- which says ... More >>
The unshakeable activists who've been fighting the Malibu Lagoon "restoration" project since it was proposed 20 years ago have always been passionate.
But have some waxed a bit overzealous? LA Observed reported this morning the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors "notified county official ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
Malibu Lagoon will be dredged and remade.Gentleman, start your bulldozers. Malibu Lagoon is getting a facelift.
In San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith ruled against the Wetlands Defense Fund, Access For All, and the Coastal Law Enforcement Action Network in ... More >>
Ballona Wetlands: Please don't bulldoze me‚ÄčIn 2003, it felt like victory: after fighting 30 years to protect Ballona Wetlands near Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey, environmentalists saved 600 acres, halting plans by developers for thousands of apartments and big shopping centers. With taxpayer h ... More >>
Tibby RothmanStart your bulldozers
Updated Wednesday afternoon with unanimous vote by Coastal Commission.
When Heal the Bay waded into Malibu Lagoon to devise a way to "restore" the rebuilt-by-man lagoon, they probably weren't thinking their blue chip environmental credentials might get bogg ... More >>
Now that Mayor Villaraigosa has selected Michael LoGrande to become director of planning, we've asked activists from around the city to give LoGrande advice: How should he approach the job?
First up, Marcia Hanscom, Playa del Rey environmentalist.
Marcia Hanscom, the influential, grassroots environmentalist who successfully won the battle to save a major portion of the Ballona Wetlands, has raised a red flag alert to her supporters, writing that bureaucrats at the California State Lands Commission are holding a hearing this morning to possibl ... More >>
L.A. Superior Court Judge James Chalfant unequivocally rapped the California Coastal Commission on the knuckles today by tossing out its 2007 ex-post facto approval of horse boarding along Stokes Canyon Creek. Chalfant's ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Coastal Law Enforcement Actio ... More >>
...Some MTA officials have had the audacity to refer to the new coaches as "clean diesel." There is no such thing as "clean diesel," only dirty diesel and less dirty diesel. Both produce cancer-causing emissions...