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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Desal plant moves closer to Coastal Commission hearing

    Poseidon Resources' desalination plant application is one step closer to being approved after a state agency deemed it complete, officials said. The Stamford, Conn.-based company's application was completed June 6. Poseidon is looking at an October or...
  • 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...