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In "What’s helium-filled, foil — and harmless?" Terri Adishian says it's unnecessary to ban helium-filled foil balloons. Tell that to 2,000 residents of Menlo Park. On March 24, they came home to find no power. Why? Because a Mylar balloon...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWith foreclosures rising and home prices diving, there is a bright spot in California's residential real estate market: Solar-powered homes are starting to outsell traditionally electrified new homes in several markets, and developers are stepping up...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersOrange County officials have ordered mandatory evacuations, beginning tonight at 7 p.m., of four canyon communities hit hard by the October fires -- a move they said is necessary in advance of expected heavy downpours. The evacuation orders for residents...
For so long it was just the two of them in the two-bedroom town house in Grover Beach, near San Luis Obispo. Father and son watching action movies together, sharing homemade hamburgers with plenty of finadenefinadene sauce, a Guamanian staple. Joe...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe storm system that has pounded California since last week was expected to weaken today into a series of sporadic but intense showers, with the possibility of more rain Tuesday night. Emergency preparedness officials, who had geared up for the worst in...
A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests,...
KickingTiresDon't dance on the grave of big trucks and SUVs just yet. Raser Technologies announced that it's partnering with Pacific Gas & Electric to build a plug-in hybrid pickup truck. The vehicle will run for 40 miles on a single......
Times Staff WriterGo ahead. Leave a light on. The amount of money you'd save by turning off every 100-watt bulb the moment you left the room wouldn't even buy a cappuccino in these days of budding deregulation and rising energy prices. But if you're convinced you it's...
Times Staff WriterFor the second time in two days, the judge in the Scott Peterson murder trial today dismissed a juror, replacing the foreman who had taken copious notes during the 5½-month trial. The dropped juror, who is both a doctor and a lawyer, was replaced as...
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Times Staff WritersEver try selling black leather jackets in a blackout-blackened store? John Ma of USA Leathers doesn't recommend it. His mood Thursday morning? The color of his wares. Ever hawk Chinese soapstone carvings by flashlight? On Day 2 of California's rolling...
Times Staff WriterPacific Gas & Electric Co.'s hydroelectric system is built along 16 river basins that span nearly 500 miles from Eureka to Bakersfield. It can generate up to 3,896 megawatts, enough power to meet the needs of nearly 4 million homes. The company has...
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