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How the drought is affecting California’s wildlife

How the drought is affecting California’s wildlife
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As the drought stretches into its fourth year, the fate of California’s wildlife is more precarious than ever. ; Credit: URSULA HYZY/AFP/Getty Images As the drought stretches into its fourth year, the fate of California’s wildlife is more precarious than ever. Wetlands are drying, rivers are heating up and the Sierra Nevada snowpack is just […]

How the drought is affecting California’s wildlife

How the drought is affecting California’s wildlife

As the drought stretches into its fourth year, the fate of California’s wildlife is more precarious than ever. ; Credit: URSULA HYZY/AFP/Getty Images As the drought stretches into its fourth year, the fate of California’s wildlife is more precarious than ever. Wetlands are drying, rivers are heating up and the Sierra Nevada snowpack is just […]

How the drought is affecting California’s wildlife

How the drought is affecting California’s wildlife

As the drought stretches into its fourth year, the fate of California’s wildlife is more precarious than ever. ; Credit: URSULA HYZY/AFP/Getty Images As the drought stretches into its fourth year, the fate of California’s wildlife is more precarious than ever. Wetlands are drying, rivers are heating up and the Sierra Nevada snowpack is just […]

Debating whether landlords and tenants share the cost of apartment retrofits

Debating whether landlords and tenants share the cost of apartment retrofits

A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A new proposal at L.A. City Hall says the cost of retrofitting buildings vulnerable to earthquakes should be a shared financial burden of tenants and property owners. According to an L.A. Times article, Councilman […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Body camera videos an ‘investigative tool,’ not for public consumption

LAPD Chief Beck: Body camera videos an ‘investigative tool,’ not for public consumption

A West Valley City police officer shows off a newly-deployed body camera attached to his shirt collar on March 2, 2015 in West Valley City, Utah.; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images The LAPD is awaiting word on whether federal money will help fund body-worn cameras for officers, after the American Civil Liberties Union asked the Department […]

Clifford Clinton’s grandson remembers Clifton’s crusader

Clifford Clinton’s grandson remembers Clifton’s crusader

File photo: Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles; Credit: Eric Zassenhaus/KPCC There’s great buzz right now around the reopening of Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown LA, but what do we really know about Clifford Clinton, the man who created it all and was considered one of the most powerful—and controversial—men of 1930s Los Angeles? He looked […]

Forecasting mudslides ahead of wet winter projections in 2015

Forecasting mudslides ahead of wet winter projections in 2015

A debris flow damages a home after heavy rains caused mudslides February 6, 2010 in La Canada Flintridge, California; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Angelenos woke up to an unpleasant surprise this morning. Rain drenched the Southland in water — up to three inches in downtown, which saw its wettest day of the year. Two people […]

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley Fire in Seigler Springs, California on September 13, 2015. The governor of California declared a state of emergency Sunday as raging wildfires spread in the northern part of the drought-ridden US state, forcing thousands to flee the flames.; Credit: […]

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley Fire in Seigler Springs, California on September 13, 2015. The governor of California declared a state of emergency Sunday as raging wildfires spread in the northern part of the drought-ridden US state, forcing thousands to flee the flames.; Credit: […]

Marine Corps study on coed units could prove roadblock for women in combat

Marine Corps study on coed units could prove roadblock for women in combat

The first data on combat units with men and women vs units with all male Marines say the mixed units performed worse, to the point that military objectives and lives are at risk.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images The first data on combat units with men and women vs units with all male Marines say the […]