You may recall the name Sirous and Sons from our coverage of Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan, the Laguna Beach rug store's manager and registered sex offender facing up to 60 years to life in
state prison for allegedly sexually assaulting and/or exposing himself
to 11 women. Most incidents having h ... More >>
Time was, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was perceived as a foe--or, at least, slow on the uptake--when it came to the proposed reconfiguration of the Long Beach breakwaters, which surfers, environmentalists and even some city officials want to return waves to the city shoreline. However, the C ... More >>
The old days in Long Beach, before the breakwaterReconfiguring the Long Beach Breakwater--championed by environmentalists, dissed by some beachfront residents--has moved another step closer to reality as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'
district office in Los Angeles has recommended approval of ... More >>
Don't call her ma'am, ma'am!Associated Press reports termed-out Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, who are vying for the Republican nomination to face U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in November, are still mining fund-raising gold from a video of ... More >>
The surfin' congressman. As Louis Sahagun blogged on the LA Times' L.A. Now, Long Beach has released the long-awaited results of a study aimed at reconfiguring the breakwater to create bigger waves, cleaner water and
beaches, and more surf tourism. According to the study, the city could
gain $5 ... More >>
The Department of Commerce has stated their interest in holding a public hearing on the Foothill-South toll road extension, disregarding the impotent raging of Transportation Corridor Agencies counsel Robert Thornton. The LA Times reported on the road's construction cost leaping from $875 million to ... More >>
This toll road debate is starting to feel like Clue—who's going to kill the project? Was it Colonel Magness, in the media, with cold, hard facts?
Col. Thomas Magness wrote a little letter the Transportation Corridor Agencies didn't like. The letter disclosed that the TCA's preferred, certified a ... More >>
When supporters of the 241 (Foothill-South) toll road and its builder, the Transportation Corridor Agencies, hear opponents claim they'll stop the project, the reply is usually along the lines of, "You and what army?"
The United States Army, assholes. That's right, the Army is finally providing the ... More >>
You know how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency announced recently they are joining forces to clean up stinky Aliso Creek (finally), which spews its filth into South Laguna's Aliso Beach? Yeah, when have we heard that before? Oh, yeah, eight years ago. Anyway, you'd ... More >>
Normally, when a major clean-up effort for a polluted site is announced-- an effort which will bring to bear the resources of both the local and federal government-- environmentalists are happy. But this is Orange County, where the eco-friendly have often seen their green hopes fade to grey (and ... 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 >>
Yesterday, the board members of the Foothills/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency voted 12-3 to approve the $875 million Foothills South (241) extension, which will cut through both San Onofre State Beach and the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. But that ominous rumbling you hear in the distance i ... More >>