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Stories by Sharon McNary
If a wildfire blocks the import of power to the L.A. Basin, it could stress power producers who are already facing a potential shortage of natural gas — their primary fuel for generating electricity.
Firefighters have been hampered by extremely dry and rocky terrain, sporadic wind gusts and thin staffing, as nearby crews work to extinguish wildfires throughout SoCal.
Firefighters are battling two brush fires. Some residents have been forced to evacuate, while others were told to prepare for possible evacuation as the fires continued to burn.
Developers and others spent more than $13 million in the first quarter to get their issues in front of city council members, commissioners and staffers
Five LA-area refineries could be vulnerable to shutdowns and interruptions, an industry group warns. The state Energy Commission is studying the claim.
Designation as a national recreation area would give the National Parks Service authority to construct trails and other public uses
The city spends most of its limited street repair budget maintaining good and fair streets while devoting just two of every ten dollars in the budget to fixing more expensive poor streets.
As California voters head to the polls Tuesday for the state's primary election, we bring you voting information and a roundup of what's on your ballot.
The AQMD can cite oil refineries and chemical plants for leaks, but state laws carved out an exception for methane leaks at gas storage fields.
The amount of gas that blew out of the ruptured well matters because future methane mitigation programs will be based on that number.
The order supports a directive from public health officials that SoCal Gas is responsible for cleaning more than 2,500 homes before ending its relocation assistance.
State utility regulators fined the company for delays of two years or more in fixing corrosion protection systems for gas pipelines in the Harbor and Mid-City areas.
County public health officials say extensive testing of air and dust in homes turned up a low level of barium and other metals.
Officials say testing in Porter Ranch homes turned up metals that could have caused health symptoms some residents reported experiencing even after the leak was plugged.
The utility will spend $150 million of its new rate increase on energy storage projects, including adding massive batteries to help keep power plants running.