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  • Is T. Boone Pickens right?

    Today's question: Oil giant T. Boone Pickens wants to turn much of the Great Plains into a wind-power farm. How practical is his plan? Should we do it? Previously, White and Taylor discussed offshore drilling. Half right is a good place to start Point:...
  • Making California pistachios safe again

    Making California pistachios safe again
    In the spring of 2004, five years before pistachios grown in the San Joaquin Valley became tainted with salmonella, health investigators were hunting for the same deadly bacteria in the same stretch of our state -- this time in the almond orchards. The...
  • Spector Asks for TV, Music Player in Prison Cell

    Spector Asks for TV, Music Player in Prison Cell
    LOS ANGELES -- Music legend Phil Spector is creating a list of things he wants in his new prison cell that includes a TV, a music player and email access, according to his wife Rachelle. As a medium-security inmate at the California Substance Abuse...
  • Push is on to stall Goleta fire before winds; more evacuations at Big Sur

    A fire has reached as close as 2 miles to populated areas of Goleta today after burning through 200 to 300 acres in Los Padres National Forest since Tuesday evening, authorities said. Meanwhile, the stubborn Big Sur blaze jumped a containment line this...
  • There's Money To Be Made From Drilling In California

    There's Money To Be Made From Drilling In California
    Republican politicians want to drill offshore. Democrats want to tax oil onshore. Both sides are right. And both sides are wrong because they basically oppose each other's position, especially in the state Assembly. In the Senate, there was enough...
  • Family Kidnapped from Oregon Mall Found Safe in Calif.

    Family Kidnapped from Oregon Mall Found Safe in Calif.
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Salem police say a Dallas family that was kidnapped from a Salem shopping mall last week has been found safe in California. Lt. Jim Anglemier says 37-year-old Ricardo Toro Nunez kidnapped his ex-wife, two daughters and 1-year-old...
  • 10 biggest California quakes

    10 biggest California quakes
    View Larger Map ++++++++++++++++++++ || 1) Great Fort Tejon earthquake Occurred: January 9, 1857 Magnitude: 8.25 2) Great 1906 earthquake Occurred: April 18, 1906 Magnitude: 8.25 3) Kern County earthquake Occurred: July 21, 1952 Magnitude: 7.7 4)...
  • Californy power

    My mother, a child of the San Bernardino County city of Redlands, has always been fond of reciting an old country-song verse favored by her Oklahoma forebears. Dear Okie, if you see Arkie, tell 'im Tex's got a job for him out in Californy. Within...
  • California's wildflowers show their true colors

    Springtime is peak season for wildflowers -- and for the throngs of people eager to see the eye-catching displays around California. "This year will be particularly good because of the winter rainfall we've had, which will bring all the spring annuals to...
  • 'Punisher' Star Thomas Jane Busted for DUI

    Thomas Jane may have begun his St. Patrick's Day celebrating a little early. The 39-year-old star of "The Punisher" was nabbed Monday morning (March 17) for DUI, reports TMZ.com. Jane, who was born Thomas Elliot, was apparently going at "an extremely...
  • City of L.A., Kern County battle over human waste disposal

     
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to review Los Angeles’ claim that a ban on dumping sewage sludge in Kern County violates federal laws has plunged the city into distress over how to dispose of its processed human waste. The city's......
  • Bureau of Land Management releases rental rates for solar installations on public land

     
    The federal Bureau of Land Management released rental rates for solar power installations planned for public land across the sunny Western states. Charges will include an annual base rent based on the land value for each county and also an......