As we recently reported, Orange County did well in Heal the Bay's beach water quality report, as most of our beaches usually do, although they were helped by a lack of rainfall and the resulting lack of polluted runoff from storm drains and other sources. Now comes the Natural Resources Defense Coun ... More >>
This post that published Friday morning has been moved up for Earth Day and in case you missed it while our site was down.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 19, 8:16 A.M.: Earth Day is Monday for you and I, but every day is Earth Day for Arman Sadeghi.He founded and runs Tustin's All Green Electronic Recycling, w ... More >>
Today we begin here at Navelgazing's "Ride Me" lot one in an occasional--and someday, perhaps, weekly--series on consumer vehicles powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines, my tears or other alternative sources.Kicking things off is the peppy litt ... More >>
Inland water districts are using unfounded claims, invented projections and a "staged sham" hearing to spread fears to the populace about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) having designated a portion of the Santa Ana River as a "critical habitat" for a little fish known as the Santa Ana su ... More >>
Today marks the forty-first anniversary of Earth Day. As the brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, the observation first held in the United States on April 22nd, 1970 was conceived as a 'teach-in' meant to inspire awareness and action on issues critical to the health of the enviro ... More >>
A 25-year-old law has presented a snag in getting a statue of Ronald Reagan erected in a Newport Beach park. But who needs a statue when you can have an entire park named in your honor? And not just any park, but the Orange County Great Park, which has been billed as the first great municipal par ... More >>
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 >>
When state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) recently proposed legislation that would de-list serpentine as the state rock on grounds the mineral "contains asbestos, a known carcinogen," it raised hackles from the left and right.For instance, the New York Times editorial board opined, "To our m ... More >>
Tar balls created by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico reached the Texas shore today.But researchers from UC Irvine are not looking at the sands, shorelines and waters impacted by the muck, they are checking out the air hovering over the spill zone. The initial findings: all is not well.
Is Barack Obama this generation's disgraced Orange County favorite son Richard Nixon?And does that make Fox News the Dick-era equivalent of the Pentagon Papers-publishing New York Times?Well, Bebe Rebozo, see if you can follow the bouncing twisted-logic ball . . .
The private Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation (not to be confused with the public Richard Nixon Library and Museum) has really gotten into the spirit of Earth Day. The foundation is directing shoppers to its cash cow, the museum store, with an email blast that states:Celebrate Earth ... More >>
Sacramento correspondent Brian Joseph had an interesting post on the Register's OC Watchdog blog last week about the explosive growth of the San Clemente-based Surfrider Foundation. Confirming with a group that follows the membership and money generated by nonprofits, Joseph reported that Surfrider ... More >>
No amount of sharpening can save this dull blade
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent
An Unreasonable Man reopens the Nader debate: Is it his fault?
Foothill-South delayed until 2011, possibly forever
Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media
Ah, Huntington Beach with its smelly smokestacks, oily bathtub-ring-like shoreline and human waste bobbing in the ocean. What's not to love? Your congressman, the esteemed Dana Rohrabacher (R-Abramoff), certainly showed he's got your back, Surf City-zens, as he voted just last night to let those poo ... More >>
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Irvine proposes low-cost housing for toxic land
Only four days after OC was named the third wealthiest county in the country (with 113,299 millionaire households), news comes that Irvine is taking measures to ensure low-cost housing remains available. Given the state of low-cost housing in OC (mostly nonexistent), and the fact that the LA Times ... More >>
'Mexicans Will Take Only So Much Ribaldry'
Helping the folks who need it: the GOP
909s change to 951 wont stop Inland Empire joke site
The Register misreads science in order to score political points
Dawn of the Dead eats Mel Gibsons brain
Agran and Irvines about-face on El Toro contamination
TO: Anthony "Tony" Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney
FROM: Anthony "Tony" Pignataro
Anti-dumping bill picks up steam
Sanitation directors confusion is evident
County reports say radioactive ground-water contamination at El Toro is worse than we all thought
Feds say Tustin base cleanup company is dirty
It mows the lawn while you read a book
Ford's partnership with Heal the Bay not as weird as it sounds
A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River
Affordable housing at El Toro faces the bulldozer
Corky's fight to keep our ocean clean
City yard petroleum leak spurs finger pointing
If San Onofre is so safe, why are federal officials pushing anti-radiation pills on its neighbors?
Beneath the South County Congressman's Mr. Vanilla exterior beats the heart of an old-fashioned, log-rolling, back-scratching, pork barreling special-interest pol