| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:59 PM
The Webelos Scouts of Costa Mesa Cub Scout Pack 108 on Wednesday gave a special gift to Willard T. Jordan Park, where they meet three times a month.
With the help of city staff, they planted a tree as the final requirement to earn their World...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 7:35 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2010
| 3:18 PM
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...
| May 21, 2010
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...
| Jun 5, 2010
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...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 9:28 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:08 AM
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....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:45 PM
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,"...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:31 PM
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...