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  • Poseidon goes for another permit

    Poseidon Resources, the company the Huntington Beach City Council approved in 2006 to build a controversial water desalination plant, is seeking a second approval following a recent state ruling on cooling technology. Earlier this month, the State...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Subtle lessons await all children outside

    When I was a small boy, I usually spent any idle time outdoors. When school was out for the summer, the outdoor time doubled or even tripled. Once out the back door, I had to entertain myself, often for hours at a time. Sometimes that included kicking...
  • Sounding Off: States need to have more individual power

    I've got some pumpkins growing in my backyard. I didn't intentionally plant them. They just started growing from some pumpkin seeds from a bag of pumpkin seed snacks that someone spit out. Out of a bag of hundreds of pumpkin seeds, just a few were able...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Plant fascination can be addictive

    What's wrong with me? I just dumped another horticultural ambition. Four years of hard work gone in one afternoon. Is there anyone else out there with a similar diagnosis? Four years ago I became fascinated by a rather small group of succulent plants,...
  • SCE: San Onofre is not a major threat

    SAN ONOFRE — Operators at the concrete-domed San Onofre nuclear plant were trying to reassure worried Southern California residents Monday that the nuclear catastrophe unfolding in Japan won't happen here. San Onofre is located near the San Diego-...
  • City, Banning Ranch owners agree to restore gnatcatcher habitat

    The California Coastal Commission released a report this week that found the owners of Banning Ranch and the city of Newport Beach, among others, are responsible for the destruction of California gnatcatcher habitat. They have agreed to restore more than...
  • Budget grew with plans

    How the budget for John Wayne Airport's new electricity and air conditioning generator nearly tripled in size — from an inkling of an idea at $11 million to a robust utility plant at $31 million — apparently is not a case of contractors...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Shedding light on growing plants

    Working at a nursery, a common question is "can I grow this indoors?" Usually the plant in the customer's hands is something like a florists' hydrangea, miniature rose or chrysanthemum. Sometimes it's even a dwarf lemon; often it's a potted succulent....
  • Dredging up solutions for Aliso Creek

    Dredging up solutions for Aliso Creek
    When it comes to Aliso Creek, Tex Haines often looks below the water's surface. Haines, 61, who remembers coming to Aliso Beach Park when he was 6, is concerned about the amount of sand that workers shovel into the ocean to open up the creek's...
  • Expo quenches thirst for water conservation knowledge

    Expo quenches thirst for water conservation knowledge
    Earth Day's younger brother came to Laguna Beach last weekend. The Laguna Beach County Water District opened its doors to the public Saturday and Sunday, hoping to boost attendees' water IQ while exhibitors offered tips on how to plant a raised garden...
  • Proposed desalination plant could harm ocean environment, report says

    Proposed desalination plant could harm ocean environment, report says
    A proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach could significantly harm parts of the Southern California ocean environment unless substantial changes are made in its design and operation, according to the staff of the state Coastal Commission....
  • No decision on desal plant

    No decision on desal plant
    After an hours-long public hearing, the California Coastal Commission put off making a final decision on a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach. "I don't relish going through another hearing like this, but I'm sure we probably will,"...