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Central Basin sees its credit rating cut again after years of chaos

By Mike Sprague|

Pomona Fairplex launches bike sharing program for employees

POMONA >> Road bikes and beach cruisers — some of them equipped with handy baskets — are among the 10 new bicycles that recently arrived at Fairplex for use in a pilot bicycling sharing progra...

By Monica Rodriguez|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Wildlife

    What do a comedian and a mountain lion have in common? Enough for a movie, it turns out

    The great cat moves silently through the Griffith Park night, defying the odds by staying alive. It’s amazing that the mountain lion we know as P-22, named that way because he was the 22nd puma identified by Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service biologists, came to this urban-adjacent park. He left his mother in the Topanga State Park in 2012, traveled 20 miles and crossed two freeways to choose his home in an 8-mile square. Other mountain lions roam in regions up to 370...

    Keith Sharon
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  • Movie Reviews

    ‘SNL,’ Westworld’ lead Emmy Award nominations with 22 nods

    AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — “Saturday Night Live,” powered by madcap skits skewering the Trump administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin’s florid portrayal of the president and Melissa McCarthy’s manic, gender-busting take on press secretary Sean Spicer. The long-running NBC variety show tied with HBO’s sci-fi drama “Westworld,” which also earned 22 bids on Thursday, to...

    By LYNN ELBER|

  • Rising sea levels

    Parts of Long Beach, Southern California could face chronic flooding from rising sea levels

    A wide swath of Long Beach, including the port, peninsula, Naples Island and other low-lying residential areas, could see chronic flooding of streets and beaches from rising sea levels in just 13 years, decades earlier than previously predicted, according to a report released this week. The non-profit Union of Concerned Scientists released a report and interactive tool Wednesday that forecasts what parts of the country are likely to see regular flooding from rising oceans and how...

    Lauren Williams
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  • Climate change

    Gov. Jerry Brown scrambles for support on climate deal

    SACRAMENTO — A plan to extend California’s signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with Democratic legislative leaders indicating Wednesday that climate and air quality negotiations had expanded to include the state’s lack of affordable housing. Brown is pressing lawmakers...

    By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press|

  • Emissions trading

    Debate rages over California cap-and-trade deal, concessions to Big Oil

    SACRAMENTO >> A new deal to extend California’s landmark climate program known as cap and trade was met with both praise and condemnation Tuesday as environmentalists, business groups and lawmakers worked furiously to untangle — and wrangle over — the complex proposal that could be up for a vote within days. Reactions to the agreement, unveiled late Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers after weeks of closed-door talks, reflect a long-running split in...

    By Katy Murphy Bay Area News Group|

  • Environment

    Skypark at Santa’s Village expansion approved by county supervisors

    LAKE ARROWHEAD >> San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the Skypark at Santa’s Village expansion plan which the developer says is critical to transform the Christmas-themed amusement...

    Jim Steinberg
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  • Coastlines and beaches

    Thousands of tiny red crabs wash ashore on Catalina Island — are Southern California beaches next?

    A trip to Catalina Island this week became a lesson in marine biology, with tiny red crabs washing ashore in the thousands and dozens of kids working tirelessly to try to save them by returning them to the sea. Micah Stovall, of Huntington Beach, took a quick vacation to Catalina with family in town from Tennessee when they noticed the small creatures along the shore and in the shallow waters at the main beach in Avalon. Stovall knew right away what they were: small crabs that...

    Laylan Connelly
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  • State governments

    Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders announce plan to extend California cap and trade

    SACRAMENTO >> Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders released a plan Monday to extend through 2030 California’s cap-and-trade program, a key piece of the state’s quest to fight climate change by drastically reducing emissions from greenhouse gases. The deal updates how refineries, utilities and other carbon emitters can use pollution allowances and offsets, and it gives the California Air Resources Board power to set a price cap on carbon aimed at containing costs...

    By Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press|

  • Coastlines and beaches

    High waves, dangerous currents feared off Southern California beaches

    After two swimmers died off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes less than a week apart, officials warned of dangerous currents and large waves at Southern California beaches over the next few days. The precarious waters arrived during a regional hot spell that sent throngs headed for the shoreline to cool off. The heat, which broke records in many communities, eased up a little Monday, but more triple-digit swelter is expected around Southern California this week. Hurricane Eugene,...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Pollution clean-up

    LA County leaders disappointed with cleanup plan of homes around Vernon’s Exide plant

    Los Angeles County leaders on Monday blasted the state’s two-year plan to clean up 2,500 homes near Vernon’s shuttered Exide Technologies battery-recycling plant, saying thousands of homes would remain contaminated with toxic materials. Last week, the state Department of Toxic Substance Control released its action plan outlining how it will clean up the most contaminated homes in a 1.7 mile radius of the plant, which closed in 2015. Five private schools, two parks and 46...

    Susan Abram
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