Environmental Public Health

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Media Overblowing Levels of Chromium 6 in Drinking Water Coming to OC: Mojave Owners

    See the update on Page 2 with Cadiz Inc. saying the media is overblowing the amount of chromium 6 in drinking water coming to Orange County. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 7, 7:33 A.M.: "They may have a little science here, a little science there, but the complete studies, I don't think, have been completed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Hixson Metal Finishing May Get State Order to Cut Toxic Emissions of Known Carcinogen

    A Newport Beach chrome plating and anodizing company for the aerospace industry may receive a state order to reduce toxic emissions.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Friday, August 23rd The Airborne Toxic Event Pacific Amphitheater After releasing their debut self-titled album, The Airborne Toxic Event sealed themselves a spot amongst the top of indie rock ranks. With three albums under their belt at this point the band has expanded far beyond indie rock blogs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Mayors of Newport Beach and Santa Ana Devise Plan to Keep Some Fire Pits in Newps: Update

    See Update No. 2 on page 2 about a proposal from the mayors of Santa Ana and Newport Beach to reduce the number of fire rings in the beach city and convert some remaining into cleaner-burning pits. Update No. 1 on the next page is about air-quality regulators softening their hardline stance before t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Resolution Honoring Beaches, Beach Access and Fire Rings Sparks Unanimous Capital Consent

    A joint resolution to honor California beaches and protect access to them as well as their fire rings was adopted today by the California Legislature with unanimous consent.Assembly Concurrent Resolution 52 by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) does not go to the governor for a signature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    [Exene Says...] Scorched Earth Policy

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and  punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories t ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 20, 2012

    Valvari's Lip Gloss Knows Your Lips

    [Trendzilla] The Garden Grove company makes lip shades with built-in lights and mirrors for easy on-the-go application

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Boba May Contain Cancer-Causing Chemicals

    Just got some frightening news about boba, the drink we love to chew (and sometimes shoot at friends with those giant straws).  German researchers warn that the boba balls--or tapioca or pearls or bubbles or whatever you like to call them--may contain cancer-causing carcinogens. They told The L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    San Clemente's Nuke Plant Radiation Mystery

    ​The visitors arrived just a day short of the one-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami that wiped out the country's Fukushima nuclear plant and nearly caused a countrywide nuclear emergency. They were a pair of residents of Miyagi Prefecture who had come to San Cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Radiation Detected in Japan's Tap Water and Anaheim's Air

    ​If you don't want to be exposed to radiation, don't drink the water in Japan.Or . . . gulp . . . breathe the air in Anaheim. The Japanese government says today elevated levels of radioactive iodine from a crippled nuclear plant we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Japan Radiation No Threat to California, Officials Say

    ​Maybe it's the fact that Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has already suffered several explosions, is currently leaking radiation into the air, and seems to be headed toward total meltdown. Maybe it's the fact that a cold pressure system is sucking cold wind out of China and Korea and sendin ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011

    Agent Orange Are Big in Canada, Eh!

    [Locals Only] The legendary OC punk group invade Pomona

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011

    Art of Haiti Opening Gala

    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Are Parents Ready to Pay Attention to Toxic Toys Shopping Guide?

    Over the years, yours truly has trudged out to the front of Orange County toy stores to listen to local representatives from a Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) extol the dangers of potential holiday gifts for kiddies.These included toys that could choke, poison and injure.Few were probably list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Disney Praised for Wastewater Treatment in Anaheim, Spanked For It in Burbank

    Paradise Bay: drink it in.​Sarah Tulley posts on Orange County Register's Around Disney blog today that Paradise Bay lagoon at California Adventure in Anaheim will soon be refilled with 16 million gallons of water that was recycled through central Orange County's Groundwater Replenishment System, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Orange Video Producer Reaches Out to Uganda's Poor

    Post Factory, an Orange-based film and video production company, recently hooked up with the nonprofit A Way To Help to create a video aimed at raising funds to provide clean drinking water to the people of Northern Uganda. It's the brain child of Jonathan Hicks and Patrick Martinez in Post Factor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008

    Passing the Hat

    Cold War Kids

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008

    State Park Scare Tactics 2

    The Southern California Association of Governments has issued a warning that the California Coastal Commission's veto of the 241 (Foothill-South) toll road extension could spell doom for our air quality. Or at least our air quality credits. It's hard to imagine how a road which would increase cars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2006

    Good Timing, Bad Air

    The Orange County Register reports this morning that the Irvine-based Beckman Foundation has donated $20 million to the City of Hope in Duarte, to help finance cancer research. The Foundation has an excellent sense of timing– because, as every other newspaper in the state is reporting this mor ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Monster In a Box

    New evidence that school really can make you sick