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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
The closure and cancellation of gas-fired power plants comes amid a California power glut and improvements in battery storage. But gas isn't over.
This is Trump's first visit to the state as president. It comes as the Trump administration battles California over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Officials are looking to avoid the 100 or so power disruptions that have occurred at the airport since 2013. A new power station with underground lines would exclusively serve LAX.
A city controller's audit says nobody was put in charge of turning requests for accessible parking spaces into actual parking spaces.
That figure is likely to climb as some 370 lawsuits by more than 45,000 plaintiffs are pending against SoCal Gas from the 2015 gas leak near Porter Ranch.
SoCal Gas has reduced supplies to local power generators like LADWP as it withdraws gas from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.
The well casing was corroded deep underground. SoCal Gas made repairs to casings of at least 20 of its aging wells before returning them to service.
SoCal's largest water importer looks to revive a plan to shore up the region's water supplies by reconfiguring diversions from NoCal.
Department of Water Resources officials trekked to the mountains Thursday to check the snow depth, one gauge of the state's water supply. Snow levels are about one quarter of normal.
Santa Barbara County officials tested the mud that flowed through Montecito neighborhood, finding concerning levels of bacteria and hydrocarbons.
The newspaper's dillema: Print ads dwindle at traditional "papers of record" like the L.A. Times, but online revenues aren't enough to keep newsrooms robust
Thank the torn out lawns, low-flow toilets, super efficient washing machines and smart sprinklers for saving more than 1 million acre feet, according to the Metropolitan Water District.
Proposed new rules could waive some development fees and open burned parcels for RV living while some 500 homes are rebuilt.
Over the past year, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has examined ways to make two refineries that use hydrofluoric acid safer.
A state study has found that other alternatives are too costly to meet California's energy needs. It noted the potential risks from earthquakes and other leaks.