Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:15:57 -0700Copyright: ©2017 Los Angeles Times
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:15:00 PDT
Dressed in long sleeves and a sensible safari hat, Dr. Diane Brown carried a sign that read, “My patients need science because lupus is not cured, juvenile arthritis is not cured … CANCER is not cured!”
Brown, a rheumatologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said she hadn’t attended any marches...(image)
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:55:00 PDT
Sand- and salt-caked beachgoers, rejoice: The California Department of Parks and Recreation is lifting its two-year ban on outdoor shower use at many state beaches.
In the face of a statewide drought, officials ordered that outdoor showers be shut off indefinitely at 38 California beaches — many...(image)
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:55:00 PDT
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted a stricter smog limit in 2015, forcing states to reduce emissions, many people were disappointed.
At the time, the agency reduced the ground-level ozone standard to 70 parts per billion, down from the 75-ppb standard adopted in 2008 under the...(image)
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT
California’s climate has long been dominated by cycles of intense dry conditions followed by heavy rain and snow.
But never before in recorded history has the state seen such an extreme drought-to-deluge swing.
Experts and state water officials say California is seeing more of these intense weather...(image)
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT
Commercial real estate giant CBRE is always on alert for shifts in federal government policy that might impact its vast property management and investment business.
But the Los Angeles-based Fortune 500 company never anticipated an effort to eliminate a voluntary, cost-effective initiative that...(image)
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:30:00 PDT
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, April 12, and here’s what’s happening across California:
San Bernardino grieving, again
The tragedy on Monday was horrible by itself. But the murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School, which killed...(image)
Fri, 7 Apr 2017 05:00:00 PDT
Donald Trump’s foreign policy and legislative agenda may be a confused mess due to amateurism, impulsiveness and understaffing, but his administration’s attack on the environment is operating with the focus and zeal of the Spanish Inquisition. Led by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Trump team...(image)
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
Donald Trump’s plan to bring an abrupt halt to America’s crusade against climate change will test California and other states like never before as they seek to wrest control of the nation’s energy future from a hostile White House.
The energy plan Trump unveiled on Tuesday left no doubt that the...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:55:00 PDT
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.
The Russia Probe: Accusations, Deflections and Trump’s Tweets
California Reps. Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes have held the top positions on the House Intelligence Committee...(image)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:00:00 PDT
President Trump on Tuesday will order the Environmental Protection Agency to dismantle his predecessor’s landmark climate effort, backing away from an aggressive plan to cut emissions at power plants that had been the foundation of America’s leadership on confronting global warming.
The work of...(image)
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:00 PDT
In a race against time to prevent four famines in Africa and western Asia, the U.N. and its humanitarian agencies need to raise $5.6 billion, fast.
The United Nations had raised just $90 million — 2 cents for every dollar it needs to provide food for those most in need — by the end of February,...(image)
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:33:00 PDT(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:25:00 PDT
NASA missions to the surface of Europa, a nearby asteroid and the atmosphere above our own planet would be cut from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s portfolio under the White House budget proposal released Thursday.
But one of JPL’s signature programs, the Mars 2020 mission to send a sample-collecting...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:40:00 PDT
President Trump released a spending plan Thursday that would slash programs across government with a machete to pay for sharp increases in the military, veterans’ health and the construction of a wall along the southwest border.
On the chopping block: billions of dollars in research aimed at fighting...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:40:00 PDT
Here’s a snapshot of the mission and history of the 19 independent agencies President Trump said he would stop funding entirely under his “budget blueprint.” Trump’s proposal also calls for deep cuts in other agencies and departments, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:30:00 PDT(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:30:00 PDT
Good morning. It’s Thursday March 16, and here’s what’s happening across California:
Lee Baca, the once powerful and popular sheriff of Los Angeles County, was found guilty Wednesday of obstructing a federal investigation into abuses in county jails and lying to cover up the...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, asserted a bold goal recently, sounding as if he were pitching a plot of an action thriller: “deconstruction of the administrative state.”
Thursday, as Trump releases his first budget, Americans will get a wider glimpse of what exactly that...(image)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:05:00 PDT
President Trump’s budget would deliver a painful financial blow to California, with the potential to push a state that has struggled for years to keep its books balanced back into the kind of red ink that consumed it after the housing market collapse a decade ago.
The only solace state and local...(image)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:10:00 PDT
President Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to shelve aggressive vehicle fuel economy targets that have been a foundation for battles against climate change and harmful pollution in California and across the country.
The move attacks one of the Obama administration’s...(image)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT
As Republican lawmakers consider how closely to align with the climate skepticism and fossil fuel fervor radiating from the White House, a nascent clean air initiative that energy firms want scrapped is fast testing their comfort zone.
Weighing on them is 41 billion cubic feet of methane, a greenhouse...(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:25:00 PST
California is having its rainiest water year since record-keeping began in 1895 — a deluge that has been rapidly altering the landscape of a state that until recently was in drought.
It has rained an average of 27.81 inches statewide from Oct. 1 to Feb. 28, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:55:00 PST
After months of uncharacteristically soggy weather across the Southland, Mother Nature will bring more unusual weather this weekend., the National Weather Service said.
Temperatures Sunday and Monday are expected to climb into the upper 80s, a full 20 degrees warmer than average for downtown Los...(image)
Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:56:00 PST(image)
Thu, 9 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PST
Amid the Republican backlash against federal scientists who write rules governing everything from movie theater popcorn to offshore oil drilling, stories abound of overburdened businesses, heavy-handed civil servants and crushing paperwork.
But another story, one involving a deadly household material,...(image)