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Stories by Sharon McNary
Assemblyman Miguel Santiago authored the bill to lift the state's ban on billboards that are visible from local freeways. It's now up to Brown to sign it into law or veto it.
The original predictions that the L.A. Basin could see 14 days of power outages this summer were based on some faulty premises, an independent analysis says.
A state report on energy reliability says the risk of outages will be lower in the winter. SoCal Gas calls that "overoptimistic" if the gas storage field stays closed.
L.A. City Council may water down a proposal from mayor's planning commission to restrict new billboards to narrowly drawn sign districts.
However, they did increase the risk to firefighters and the odds that more property loss could have resulted. It will take a catastrophic event to change minds, the chief said.
One stay-behind resident watched the battle from his front porch as fire advanced. Others volunteered for sandwich making duty.
A wildfire burning out of control in the mountainous Cajon Pass was heading toward the community of Wrightwood Tuesday, U.S. Forest officials said.
We're paying less in car repairs, but sitting longer in traffic, so the premium L.A. drivers pay for bad roads is close to $3,000 per year.
A judge ruled that Metro's environmental studies for tunneling under Beverly Hills High School were faulty. Metro will re-do the studies but not scrap plans for the tunnel.
A new firefighter finds herself on mop-up duty on her first big fire. It's dirty, painstaking work to make sure the last bit of heat has gone from a fire's edge
Emergency regulations enacted for underground gas storage places like the one that leaked near Porter Ranch could become permanent after a public review.
All Hesperia and Apple Valley schools were set to remain closed Wednesday due to poor air quality, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
A wildfire burning in the mountains between Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake was about 6 percent contained late Monday.
Local elected officials want environmental damage be offset with local pollution reduction measures, but SoCal Gas says the work will be in the Central Valley
Company officials say only a handful of wells are necessary to resume operations -- a move that would need approval from state regulators.