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Infrastructure is what we build together to make life better (and the things that break). My role is to reveal the often-surprising and important systems that make life possible in and around L.A.
Stories by Sharon McNary
SoCal Gas pulled gas from the underground storage field near Porter Ranch for the first time in a year. The field's been closed since a massive well blowout.
After an explosion rocked the Torrance Refinery in early 2015, residents used scientific research and public records to raise questions about a dangerous chemical.
In this rainy year, enough water to serve more than a half-million people has already been saved to groundwater storage. But more could be saved
The air quality regulatory board and SoCal Gas agreed the company would provide the "reasonable" costs of a health study, but the company has not funded the inquiry.
Some families have been pressing public officials to keep the field closed, saying that any reopening talks should wait until the cause of the well break is known.
The group's treasurer resigned and reimbursed the city more than $27,000 to cover expenditures the L.A. City Clerk found questionable.
A far-reaching bill proposed by a Central California Republican congressman could strip away the regulations and requirements that make dam construction a decades-long process.
Benoit served as a Riverside County Supervisor, representing the Palm Springs area, for seven years. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just last month.
Federal officials will take over the investigation and determine who, if anybody, might be saddled with financial responsibility or even criminal charges
Turn your thermostat to 68 degrees to avert a possible shortage of natural gas, SoCal Gas told consumers. But did they? And if they did, did it help?
The company's operation of the Torrance Refinery drew millions of dollars in fines for excessive flaring, and an investigation into a February 2015 explosion continues.
The era when four dozen trash haulers compete for commercial clients is over. Soon just seven companies will be cutting up the L.A. garbage pie.
The 87-year-old sewer that collapsed, sending millions of gallons of sewage into the L.A. River, failed two years before it was to be repaired.
More than 70 local schools, parks and private playgrounds got artificial turf that a lawsuit says deteriorated long before its warranty expired.
The liberal supervisor would replace conservative Supervisor Michael Antonovich on the AQMD board, potentially tilting the agency away from business-friendly regulations.