| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11.
Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In a matter of days, the legal fight that has pitted tiny little Dania Beach against Broward County for years and years and years could end.
Tuesday night, Dania Beach unanimously approved a settlement with the county. The settlement moves to the County...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Decisions on development and mobility throughout Laguna Beach figure to tell much of the city's tale in 2014, which will also see three City Council seats become open and two trials take place, one for a 2009 homicide and the other stemming from two...
| Jan 10, 2014
Everyone loves Top 10 lists this time of year. Even better is a Top 10 list with hot sauce.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:10 PM
On a recent sunny afternoon, nature was buzzing around a section of the newly revitalized area of Fairview Park.
Birds and other wildlife were all around, sounding off in the trees, ponds and thick brush beyond the manicured walking trails of the park's...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Ashlee Keeney can't pinpoint what the water in her house smells like, but she says some liken it to licorice.
"There's a distinct smell," she told the Los Angeles Times. "It's a strong odor but it's hard to put a finger on what it is actually."
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:13 PM
When it comes to Aliso Creek, Tex Haines often looks below the water's surface.
Haines, 61, who remembers coming to Aliso Beach Park when he was 6, is concerned about the amount of sand that workers shovel into the ocean to open up the creek's...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:40 PM
What to do with the 28-acre Bartlett Park has been an issue for Huntington Beach leaders at least since the 1990s, and maybe even the '70s.
The land was deeded to the city in 1971 by the developers as part of the Quimby Act, state law requiring that a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:08 PM
A 32-acre park in the south suburbs will be closed through Wednesday after the discovery this week of a dozen high-energy fuel containers at a nearby former military missile base.
The containers were found Wednesday on the former Nike missile base on...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:04 PM
There's been a lot written on improving the concrete, channelized, litter-strewn Los Angeles River. No doubt the river could use some improving, but there's also a lot of misplaced nostalgia.
To hear some people talk about restoring the river, you'd...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:57 AM
After searching for years, Michael Heltzer was overjoyed when he found a location for his company tucked away on Rockwell Street with a view of the Chicago River and the wildlife that frolics in the surrounding woodlands.
So last week, Heltzer and...