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Report: California needs to address housing crisis to meet long-term climate change goals

By Lauren Williams|

Will Monterey Park take its fight against low-flying airplanes to court?

MONTEREY PARK >> In its ongoing battle against noise from airplanes flying overhead, the city might be gearing up for a legal fight against Los Angeles World Airports. A proposed nuisance ordinance introduced last week by the City Council ...

By Christopher Yee|

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  • Oil spills

    Kuwait battles oil spill in Persian Gulf waters

    KUWAIT CITY >> Kuwait battled Sunday to control an oil spill off its southern coast that stained its beaches, threatened to damage power plants and water stations, and left long black slicks in the Persian Gulf. It remained unclear where the spill originated, though Kuwait said it didn’t look like the spill came from its oil fields. Authorities offered no estimate for the number of barrels of oil spilled, though footage from Kuwait’s Environment Public...

    By HUSSAIN AL-QATARI Associated Press|

  • Wildlife

    On a recent cruise, connecting with fellow passengers through our pets

    A cruise to Alaska was on my mother’s bucket list. While I have never been a huge fan of cruising, I agreed to accompany her on the trip. Whining that I was going to spend a week doing nothing but line dancing, karaoke and overeating at the buffet, I packed my bags, flew to Seattle, and boarded the ship. The first two days at sea were exactly what I feared: not much to do but ship activities. This sounds dreamy to most, but for this type-A personality, all that relaxation...

    Julie Bank
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  • Science museums

    Here’s the newest baby penguin at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

    The Aquarium of the Pacific went into cuteness overdrive Tuesday as the newest little resident waddled into its new home Tuesday morning. The yet unnamed, months-old chick joined its family and more than a dozen other Magellanic penguins at the aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat. Born in May to parents Roxy and Floyd, the...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Endangered and extinct species

    Tuna won’t be listed as endangered, Trump administration says

    Rejecting a petition from environmental groups, the Trump administration announced Monday that it will not list Pacific bluefin tuna — a torpedo-shaped fish that can grow to 1,000 pounds and which sells for $100,000 or more per fish in Japanese sushi markets — as endangered, despite that fact that the animal’s population has fallen 97 percent. Even with heavy fishing pressure, the steely fish, which swim 6,000 miles between California and Asia, still number about...

    By Paul Rogers progers@ bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Business

    Pasadena’s Tetra Tech clinches $60 million contract, here’s what it’s for

    PASADENA >> Tetra Tech Inc. announced Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development awarded the Pasadena-based company a five-year contract valued at $60 million to provide comprehensive technical and analytical services to evaluate ecological and human health risks in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Tetra Tech’s researchers will provide technical support services to ORD’s National Center for...

    By City News Service|

  • Local governments

    How Industry could lose a $9M bet on solar farm at Tres Hermanos Ranch

    The City of Industry has quietly put more than $9 million in public funds at risk as it pursues an ambitious and uncertain proposal to develop a sprawling solar farm in the open hills connecting Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. The spending, in the form of advances to a private energy firm formed last year, has steadily increased despite extended delays in securing key property for the project, warnings that needed zoning changes aren’t guaranteed and questions...

    Jason Henry
    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Local governments

    City of Industry’s contact on solar farm development owed $50M from past defaults

    A developer who has been a primary business contact for the City of Industry as its seeks to create a large, urban solar power farm owes millions of dollars to creditors because of troubled past developments, government records show. The proposed private-public energy project envisions a 444-megawatt solar...

    Jason Henry
    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Wildlife

    Montebello city plan calls for co-existence with coyotes

    MONTEBELLO >> A year after a city park was temporarily closed because a coyote bit visitors, Montebello has developed a plan calling for coexistence. The 27-page document, which was prepared by Larkspur-based nonprofit Project Coyote, provides information about dealing with...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Local governments

    Industry meets with Tres Hermanos neighboring cities to discuss solar plant proposal

    At a meeting with representatives from four surrounding cities, City of Industry City Manager Paul Philips broke the silence about the city’s plans for developing Tres Hermanos ranch, confirming publicly for the first time that the city is pursuing a massive solar farm on the property. Philips met with city managers or executive staff from Brea, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills and Walnut along with State Sen. Josh Newman, D-Brea, at a closed-door meeting July 27 at Red Restaurant at...

    Jason Henry
    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Wildlife

    Taking aim: gophers in cross hairs at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes

    It was a scene that would make Carl Spackler proud: a groundskeeper at Trump National Golf Club, eye to the scope of a rifle, taking aim at a hardened golf course menace — a gopher. That was the unorthodox scenario that appeared to play out last week on the picturesque, cliffside Rancho Palos Verdes course built by the New York real estate mogul who...

    Cynthia Washicko
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