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First Yosemite Rare Fox In 100 Years (INTERVIEW)

You remember the spectacular rock climb at Half Dome a few weeks ago? In a more remote part of California’s Yosemite National Park, a motion-sensitive camera placed by Forest Service wildlife biologists has twice recorded another unusual phenomenon. Show More Summary

Most important thing on TV this year could be this Super Bowl PSA

A few years ago, my husband wanted to call directory assistance, but accidentally dialed 911. “Oh, sorry,” he said when the dispatcher answered, and he hung up.

Californian Kevan Miller living his hockey dream with Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller grew up in Santa Clarita and hung around the Kings’ old Iceoplex practice facility in North Hills, where he met Rob Blake, Luc Robitaille and other players. That he would someday become an NHL player, too, was almost unimaginable to him back then.

Aircraft worker had retirement lined up -- and then the boom came down

Some people take the days as they come, passively accepting the circumstances of their lives.

The spirit of Mike Nichols lives on in this year's awards season

Mike Nichols' death in November was a shock in part because the Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning director — he also won a Grammy, making for a rare EGOT — had come to seem like someone who would simply always be there, an immovable part of the cultural landscape. That also...

Barricaded suspects robbed Upland marijuana dispensary

Five men who robbed a marijuana dispensary and shot an employee were barricaded in an Upland apartment Saturday morning, authorities said.

Demoted Kings center Mike Richards 'in good spirits' in minor leagues

Center Mike Richards, who was assigned to Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League by the Kings last week after he cleared NHL waivers, made his debut with the Monarchs on Friday night and fared well according to Mike O’Connell, a senior advisor and development coach of the Kings.

'American Sniper' continues Friday box office lead

There is no stopping “American Sniper,” as the film took the top spot in the Friday box office for the third week in a row. The Clint Eastwood-directed war drama pulled in another $10 million and is expected to reign the entire Super Bowl weekend with an estimated take of $35...

Photographer Anthony Samaniego aims to snap perfect Los Angeles shot

Photographer Anthony Samaniego is on a quest to capture the perfect cityscape of Los Angeles — and he's nowhere close, he says, to achieving his mission. The relentless journey, however, has become an end unto itself, spawning dozens of images over several years that show a fluid,...

Raoul Wallenberg and AHA

AHA opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR36). And during this time, we’ve passed over 200 so-called “pro-life” laws, but they all discriminate in one way or the other, against our neighbors who are still in the womb. Show More Summary

Stanek weekend Q: Have aborted fetal cells in Merck vaccines stopped you from immunizing your children?

You may have heard of the measles outbreak. Reported the Associated Press on January 30: More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday. Figures released by the California Department of Public Health showed there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state, up from 79 on Wednesday. Show More Summary

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Fracking Failure: Frackers In Pennsylvania Violate Health And Environmental Regulations On A Daily Basis

From the American Petroleum Institute’s claim that fracking is “safely unlocking vast U.S. reserves of oil and natural gas” to Chris “Frack Master” Faulkner himself insisting “fracking isn’t contaminating anything,” the oil and gas industry...Show More Summary

Where Americans and scientists disagree, in one chart

Climate change, vaccines, GMOs: Where Americans just don't get science.

Was Shell the First Big Oil Company to Publicly Accept the Science of Climate Change and its Consequences?

The DeSmog UK epic history series investigates the divide that opened up between chief executives and shareholders who were anxious that company operations and profits could be undermined by climate change. The heavy-handed attack from...Show More Summary

The Resurgence of Vinyl is Still Going Strong

Some call it a trend, but it's showing no signs of slowing down Music taylor swift vinyl

Celebrating Four Decades of Energy Innovation: The California Energy Commission at 40

This month marks the 40th anniversary of California’s landmark Warren-Alquist Act, which created the state Energy Commission and triggered a transformation of energy policy in California, across the U.S., and abroad. This week an impressive...Show More Summary

Fracking Industry Showdown Preceding Stricter Fugitive Emissions Ordinances In Mansfield, Texas

Sharon Wilson, Earthworks’ Gulf Regional Organizer, described FLIR camera footage she shot of a fracking industry site on January 29 in Mansfield, Texas, as ‘the mother lode of all emissions.” The issue of fugitive emissions — like those...Show More Summary

Seattle vs. Boston: Which Super Bowl city sucks less?

We pitted Boston and Seattle against each other based on some of our favorite urban metrics -- like transit, oysters, and celebrity activists.

The Misguided Liberal Love for Megyn Kelly

Last week, Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times Magazine ran a fairly flattering profile of Megyn Kelly, host of the popular Fox News Show "The Kelly File." In it, he describes one of Kelly's favorite ways of distinguishing herself from...Show More Summary

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