| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:42 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Planes flying out of John Wayne Airport emit potentially harmful particles, but at levels lower than federal clean-air standards, according to a study released Monday.
Commissioned by the city, the $60,000 study looked at air...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 7:24 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the cost of the regional project to filter selenium.
City and county officials have hit some setbacks in an ambitious effort to reduce the amount of selenium, a naturally occurring yet potentially toxic element, that...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:34 PM
As World Water Week winds down, I headed out with my wife for dinner to honor the UNICEF Tap Project as we have for the last three years, only to notice that no restaurants were participating (something I am committed to change next year).
| Dec 31, 2010
| 4:39 PM
COSTA MESA – Most car buyers have anxiety before they make a purchase. Is it the best deal? A set of wheels with good resale value?
In Costa Mesa this weekend, a group of buyers and a new car dealer have a whole new set of concerns.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:15 PM
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is experiencing a bad case of deja vu, and it's probably not the only rescue facility feeling that way.
The center, which rehabilitates ocean-dwelling animals and returns them to their habitat, has seen...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...