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Residents say chupacabra stalks mountains of Riverside County

By Beau Yarbrough|

LA restores historic water tunnel to turn Sierra snow runoff into drinkable water

SYLMAR >> Michael Grahek trudged through the murk of a historic Los Angeles Department of Water and Power water tunnel, his flashlight sweeping its century-old concrete walls. His light then settled on some a strange outlines in the Sylmar...

By Dana Bartholomew|

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    ‘SNL,’ Westworld’ lead Emmy Award nominations with 22 nods

    AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — “Saturday Night Live,” powered by madcap skits skewering the Trump administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin’s florid portrayal of the president and Melissa McCarthy’s manic, gender-busting take on press secretary Sean Spicer. The long-running NBC variety show tied with HBO’s sci-fi drama “Westworld,” which also earned 22 bids on Thursday, to...

    By LYNN ELBER|

  • Environment

    Skypark at Santa’s Village expansion approved by county supervisors

    LAKE ARROWHEAD >> San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the Skypark at Santa’s Village expansion plan which the developer says is critical to transform the Christmas-themed amusement...

    Jim Steinberg
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  • Coastlines and beaches

    Thousands of tiny red crabs wash ashore on Catalina Island — are mainland beaches next?

    Thousands of cherry-red, leggy, crawfish-like crabs washed up Catalina Island’s shoreline this week, leaving mainland coastal communities wondering: Are our beaches next? The free-floating crustaceans have made repeat visits to Southern California in recent years, where the currents have dumped them in mass beach graveyards. About 100 children tried to rescue the crustaceans Sunday on Catalina Island, said Micah Stovall of Huntington Beach, whose 8-year-old triplets joined...

    Laylan Connelly
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  • Coastlines and beaches

    Thousands of tiny red crabs wash ashore on Catalina Island — are Southern California beaches next?

    A trip to Catalina Island this week became a lesson in marine biology, with tiny red crabs washing ashore in the thousands and dozens of kids working tirelessly to try to save them by returning them to the sea. Micah Stovall, of Huntington Beach, took a quick vacation to Catalina with family in town from Tennessee when they noticed the small creatures along the shore and in the shallow waters at the main beach in Avalon. Stovall knew right away what they were: small crabs that...

    Laylan Connelly
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  • State governments

    Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders announce plan to extend California cap and trade

    SACRAMENTO >> Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders released a plan Monday to extend through 2030 California’s cap-and-trade program, a key piece of the state’s quest to fight climate change by drastically reducing emissions from greenhouse gases. The deal updates how refineries, utilities and other carbon emitters can use pollution allowances and offsets, and it gives the California Air Resources Board power to set a price cap on carbon aimed at containing costs...

    By Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press|

  • Coastlines and beaches

    High waves, dangerous currents feared off Southern California beaches

    After two swimmers died off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes less than a week apart, officials warned of dangerous currents and large waves at Southern California beaches over the next few days. The precarious waters arrived during a regional hot spell that sent throngs headed for the shoreline to cool off. The heat, which broke records in many communities, eased up a little Monday, but more triple-digit swelter is expected around Southern California this week. Hurricane Eugene,...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Pollution clean-up

    LA County leaders disappointed with cleanup plan of homes around Vernon’s Exide plant

    Los Angeles County leaders on Monday blasted the state’s two-year plan to clean up 2,500 homes near Vernon’s shuttered Exide Technologies battery-recycling plant, saying thousands of homes would remain contaminated with toxic materials. Last week, the state Department of Toxic Substance Control released its action plan outlining how it will clean up the most contaminated homes in a 1.7 mile radius of the plant, which closed in 2015. Five private schools, two parks and 46...

    Susan Abram
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  • Environment

    Long Beach aquarium, 20 others across the nation to phase out plastic

    Working to reduce the massive amount of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, 21 of the nation’s top aquariums today will announce that they are phasing out most plastic products — from plastic bags to straws to plastic beverage bottles. The effort, which will also include the creation of exhibits explaining how people can find alternatives to plastic, is an attempt to raise consumer awareness among the 20 million people who visit the 21 aquariums, which include...

    By Paul Rogers Bay Area News Group|

  • Wildlife

    Thousands of California’s wild horses may live or die depending on federal budget

    The fate of thousands of wild horses and burros could hinge on an Inland congressman and a few sentences in the upcoming federal budget. Wild horse advocates say proposed language in the fiscal 2018 budget would open the door for the mass killing of horses roaming millions of acres of federal land. They’re appealing to Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, to strip the language out of the spending bill, which is being crafted this month. Calvert, who has been honored for his animal...

    Jeff Horseman
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  • Recycling

    Why everything in that blue bin isn’t recycled

    Don’t assume just because you tossed that empty container into the blue bin that it actually got reborn into a carpet, a T-shirt or another container. In fact, about a quarter of material placed in those containers around the state won’t be recycled at all. While much from those containers gets remade — much is shipped to China for processing — the amount that doesn’t could be rising even as enthusiasm for recycling and living greener soars,...

    Rachel Uranga
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