| Oct 11, 2010
| 8:47 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Though confusion surfaced when Catalina Flyer took its main boat out of service for retrofitting, the company is using a backup catamaran to ferry offseason passengers between Newport Beach and Avalon.
A tour boat built by Geo...
| May 22, 2010
More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet.
Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Reduced dependence on imported water is the goal of local districts, which must continue to supply customers in a parched state.
South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, made a move...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Combating the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County, officials Tuesday will begin spraying targeted neighborhoods with insecticide in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the disease.
From 3 a.m....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Officials from Laguna Beach's two water districts are intent on moving forward with a proposed desalination plant in Dana Point.
The Laguna Beach County Water District commissioners and board of directors voted Tuesday to consult with South Coast...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Aging pipes and pesky roots have Laguna Beach officials seeking more stringent guidelines to control costs and guard against potential sewage spills.
Ten years ago Laguna Beach was at the forefront of keeping its sewer pipes clean. The city made some...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes.
City Manager John Pietig recommended adding e-cigarettes to the city's ordinance restricting the use in public of tobacco and other plants or weeds that are smoked. The...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
As if we didn't have enough to worry about with fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, now we have worry about arsenic in apple juice, grape juice and rice.
Consumer Reports has been warning us about the high levels of arsenic in juice for several...