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Beth Barrett

Army Corps' Eco-Disaster in Valley

See also: Before/After Photos of Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area Devastation Absurd, unnecessary social engineering and possibly illegal environmental tactics — that's what some activists and politicians are calling the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' surprise destruction before Christmas of more than 40 acres of prime wildlife and vegetative habitat five......

Newhall Ranch vs. Judge Ann I. Jones

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones wasn't buying the state Department of Fish and Game's conclusion that a plan to preserve the endangered San Fernando Valley spineflower would work just fine once Newhall Land and Farming Co. built its master-planned suburb for 60,000 people off the I-5 near......
Richard Alarcon's perfect-hair era.; Credit: PHOTO BY KATHLEEN CLARK

Richard Alarcon: Good Riddance and Hello

There's plenty in the two-decades-long relationship between term-limited-out Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his northeast San Fernando Valley constituents that a political analyst might find dysfunctional. As popular as term limits are among voters, who say they want fresh "citizen legislators" and not career politicians, voters have been......
Credit: PHOTO BY SEAN TEEGARDEN

Mark Berndt's $40,000 Payoff

Los Angeles Unified School District's often bizarre rules for disciplining teachers were exposed with the recent disclosure that former Miramonte Elementary...
Laura Avery; Credit: PHOTO BY TED SOQUI

L.A. Farmers Markets Exposed

The impression made by the Calabasas Old Town Farmers Market on a rainy autumn Saturday was that of an organic, or nearly organic, event. "Organic" banners were prominently displayed, and several produce sellers assured one curious customer that produce lacking the "organic" sign, while not organic, at least hadn't been......
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