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  • Five arrested in marijuana investigation

    Five arrested in marijuana investigation
    A month-long investigation has led to five arrests and the seizure of more than $200,000 in marijuana, authorities said Thursday. Anthony Mave, 46, of San Clemente was arrested near Newport Boulevard and 16th Street in Newport Beach on Jan. 6 after he...
  • California begins mapping future without nuclear power

    California begins mapping future without nuclear power
    California energy officials are beginning to plan for the possibility of a long-term future without the San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant's unexpected outage of nearly five months has had officials scrambling to put a plan in place to replace its power...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Use water wisely to cure heat stress

    The Coastal Gardener: Use water wisely to cure heat stress
    For better or worse, summer heat has finally descended upon our gardens. Certainly, local gardeners will experience more periodic heat spells during the next two or three months, so how should a local gardener respond to these heat spells? With a cold...
  • It's A Gray Area: Geothermal hot in sustainable world

    Much of Iceland sits on active volcanic zones. In fact, that is why the country is known as the land of fire and ice. In those volcanic areas, when ground water flows down into the cracks of the Earth's surface and encounters hot or molten rock, it either...
  • Rare plants, animals affected in Banning Ranch

    NEWPORT BEACH — The California Coastal Commission recently warned the owners of Banning Ranch that someone may have illegally graded land, cleared brush and stacked construction materials in areas with rare plants and animal species. A contractor...
  • 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...
  • Environmental rules make Grand Canal less than grand

     Environmental rules make Grand Canal less than grand
    Once alive with children playing on the sandy shoreline or leaping headlong into the shimmering water, the Grand Canal is now having trouble living up to its name. Although Balboa Island still radiates charm with its early day cottages, its rival frozen...
  • 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,"...
  • San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says

    San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says
    The head of the California Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant leaves significant unanswered questions about the future energy supply for Southern California, particularly for San Diego and...