By Joel Robinson
In east Orange (the sprawling part, where history was erased), my mom received another code violation for her native habitat garden in her front yard. It has been five years since we won our legal effort to preserve our native habitat garden. And here we go again
Daniel Weintraub, editor of the California Health Report, compared the census zip codes 92707 (Santa Ana) and 92657 (Newport Beach) on the online state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment tool and found stark contrasts. Despite those places being relatively close to each other, one is a ... More >>
As promised, a coalition of residents and environmental groups filed suit in Superior Court this week against the County of Orange and the Board of Supervisors over approval of a 65-unit housing project that is to be carved into rural canyons northwest of Cook's Corner."This is a catastrophic failur ... More >>
The UC Irvine Libraries' spring exhibit "Green Evolution: Creating
a Sustainable Future" kicks off with an energy expert talking about the revolutionary new ways power will be generated and vehicles will be propelled in our brave new future.
Dana wears many hats"The running debate between
faith and science, which has increased steadily in intensity this year, has two
detours just as harsh but considerably less visible that demand more attention:
That would be scientists against other scientists, and pseudoscientists who
presume exp ... More >>
We try to keep up with the tweets of our elected officials in Orange County, but sometimes we get distracted by Facebook. That's the only plausible explanation for how we missed the above gem from Dana "Mr. Taliban" Rohrabacher (R - Leviticus).This blunder--overlooking prime tweets from OC mover/ ... More >>
Betsy Ross Park in AnaheimYesterday's release from the Environmental Protection Agency on California projects receiving Recovery Acts funds to clean up contaminated "brownfields" did not mention it, but Anaheim's Betsy Ross Park is also getting in on the action, the Orange County Register rep ... More >>
Sunset Beach: pretty cleanThe Natural Resources Defense Council's annual survey of water quality and public notification at
U.S. beaches contains plenty of bad news for anyone into wading into surf around the country without getting sick. Beach closings
and advisories hit their fourth-highest lev ... More >>
Huntington Beach U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher went on Chris Matthews' Hardball yesterday to "debate" whether man-made global warming is real. Things got pretty heated (sorry).Matthews and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virgina) set out to make Rohrabacher's ideas look like idiocy. Rohrabacher sets out to make glob ... More >>
As bull shit as it sounds, you've got to give a dance club credit for at least THINKING about the relevance of Earth Day. So much so that they dedicate a full-blown rave to the holiday (er, what ever you would consider it). And tomorrow Heat Ultra Lounge is blazing the trail with it's Rave the Earth ... More >>
Plaza TowerSegerstrom Co., the developer of South Coast Plaza and most of the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana-straddling South Coast Metro area, announced this week that its Plaza Tower, Center Tower and Park Tower achieved LEED-EB Gold Certification, the first multi-tenant buildings in California and three of ... More >>
If you've ever wondered if Superman really could fly, UC Irvine physics professor Michael Dennin has the free online course for you. (Full disclosure: That is NOT Dr. Michael Dennin shown here.) "Science from Superheroes to Global Warming,"
which is available here, mirrors the curriculum of U ... More >>
Santa Ana may find itself at the center of this country's clean-burning alternative fuel future beginning next month, when IMPCO Technologies begins manufacturing "innovative alternative fuel solutions for the North American transportation market," according to a release from IMPCO's holding company ... More >>
Here were told you about our question to Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante, the chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) who was all over the news last week after Comm ... More >>
Notice anything missing this Monday? Your Daily Pilot, perhaps?
That's because Newport Beach and Costa Mesa's daily paper has halted the production of their Monday print edition in order to save money. The financial crunch caused their parent organization, Times Community News, which owns seven ne ... More >>
The folks over at Surfrider Foundation are always working to clean up the ocean water from pollutants that degrade the environment, and they aren't alone.
The Weekly recently received an interesting email from Dave Bulleshat, a.k.a. the Poop Detective. His personal mission is to remind people why t ... More >>
In what could be seen by some as an admission of previous mistakes, the Transportation Corridor Agencies recently posted a job listing on the American Planning Association's website, HERE.
Rather than go off on a diatribe about the TCA's claims that the Foothill-South (241) toll road extension was ... More >>
Troubling news from American Rivers, the 75,000-member strong nonprofit that is trying to save and restore our nation's rivers:
The Supreme Court of the United States today handed down a divided decision in the Rapanos and Carabell cases that will lead to confusion on the ground and grave risk for t ... More >>
My how times change. The boost that 9/11 gave the oily men in the White House was as short-lived as any post-Seinfeld sitcom starring Jason Alexander. It seems like only yesterday that Dickless Cheney was defending our latest Blood for Oil campaign by suggesting Americans essentially have a God-give ... More >>
A public opinion survey released this fine Wednesday morning shows that 73% of Californians are opposed to extending a toll road through San Onofre State Beach.
Last September, the Transportation Corridor Agencies commissioned their annual public opinion poll on how much we all love toll roads. The ... More >>