| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:34 AM
San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The California Coastal Commission has asked the developer of Playa Vista to remove drains in the Ballona Wetlands that the agency said were not approved and have siphoned water from the ecological preserve.
Andrew Willis, an enforcement analyst, said in...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The reservoirs behind 14 major dams that line the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains — nearly empty after two years of drought — could rise significantly from the forecasted deluge over the next three days, public works officials said....
| Mar 4, 2014
Over a period of several decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encased the Los Angeles River in concrete to protect the region against the kind of flooding that had surprised and damaged the city in the 1930s — but also, crucially, to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:53 AM
It was the day after the Oscars, but the happiest, most relieved Angeleno on Monday was probably Mayor Eric Garcetti. Why? Because he just happened to be on a trade mission to Mexico on the day Toronto Mayor Rob Ford came to Los Angeles.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Rumors of war are on the horizon. Political wars pitting deeply held convictions about private property against equally held convictions about the interconnectedness of all things. One side is fueled by the first law of private property: that it belongs...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:40 PM
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Environmentalists took a new step Thursday in a decades-long dispute by filing a lawsuit against federal agencies that gave permission for construction of a community of 60,000 residents along the last...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Orange County is planning to receive about $83.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fund watershed and flood-control projects, including the massive Santa Ana River Mainstem Project, county officials said.
While the president and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Orange County is planning to receive about $83.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fund watershed and flood-control projects, including the massive effort to reduce the potential for flooding along the Santa Ana River.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:25 PM
A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
The court essentially restored a permit issued by the California Department of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:06 AM
What's the quickest explanation for the deadly Washington mudslide?
Blame the rain. There's been lots and lots of rain.
Experts said Monday that the primary reason a 1,500-foot-wide segment of hillside in Snohomish County suddenly cut away and...