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  • Beacon Solar Energy project OKed; first solar thermal project approved in 20 years

     
    For the first time in 20 years, state energy regulators have approved construction on a solar thermal farm. The California Energy Commission gave the Beacon Solar Energy project a unanimous go-ahead Wednesday. The installation, set to unfurl across 2,...
  • Solar power: California approves first solar thermal project in 20 years

     
    The California Energy Commission approved construction Wednesday on the first solar thermal farm regulators have permitted in two decades. The Beacon Solar Energy project on the western edge of the Mojave Desert is one of a group of solar roposals......
  • Heat, moisture trigger thunderstorms and hail

     
    Intense heat seared much of Southern California for a fourth day Thursday as subtropical moisture triggered thunderstorms that caused torrents of water to push mud and softball-sized rocks across roadways and block one of the state's main north-south...
  • Groups to educate Californians on national healthcare reform

     
    A coalition of California community groups announced a new statewide effort Thursday to educate residents -- particularly Latinos, business owners and youth -- about provisions of the national healthcare overhaul scheduled to take effect later this month....
  • Letters to the Editor

    Journalism and terrorism Re "A byline for Hamas?" Opinion, July 22 I would rather that people write Op-Ed articles than fire rockets or build illegal settlements. The protests of Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper are heartfelt, but their claim to moral...
  • Preserving the imperiled California Delta

    DELTA AND DAWN, the wayward humpback whales stranded near Rio Vista, have taught thousands about the location of the California Delta, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet and flow toward San Francisco Bay. It's about time: An estimated 23...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bottles of Honey Cause Bakersfield Airport Shutdown

    Bottles of Honey Cause Bakersfield Airport Shutdown
    BAKERSFIELD -- Authorities say the suspicious material inside luggage that prompted the shutdown of a California airport turns out to be five soft drink bottles filled with honey. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the bottles, found inside a...
  • A Sticky Situation: Honey Shuts Down California Airport

    A Sticky Situation: Honey Shuts Down California Airport
    A suspicious material inside a man's luggage caused the entire Bakersfield, California, airport to be shut down Tuesday. It turns out the material that tested positive for explosive material was just honey. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the...
  • Model Home Stolen in Mojave

    Model Home Stolen in Mojave
    MOJAVE, Calif. -- A 50-foot manufactured home was stolen outside a housing company's new office in Kern County, a spokesperson said. Statewide Homes, a manufactured modular home company, reported that an entire home was stolen from them sometime on...