L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the city's utility will not revamp three of its natural gas power plants. It is all part of the Mayor's vision for a cleaner city. But what will this decision mean for your electricity bill?
There's a new way to describe powerful atmospheric river storms
California researchers weren't satisfied with how meteorologists explained weather events such as heavy rains, so they created five categories from "weak" to "exceptional." The new atmospheric river scale can help the public better understand the intensity of strong winds that carry a storm's water vapor over time.
A defiant LA Sheriff marks new era for department
Alex Villanueva made a surprise visit to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to defend his rehiring of a troubled deputy. That deputy was accused of domestic violence and stalking. But the L.A. County District Attorney's office decided not to prosecute, and Villanueva says he will do the same in several other, similar cases.
How a deal came to be between LAUSD and its teachers
On the sixth day of striking in Los Angeles, LAUSD and its teachers’ union say they have finally reached a deal. Many in the pro-teachers camp are giving a big portion of the credit to one man: Alex Caputo-Pearl. But who is he? And what will he do with his newfound popularity?
As teachers strike, political heavyweights bide their time
The L.A. teachers' strike is now well underway and both sides are waiting to see who will budge. Others are looking to their elected leaders, from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to newly minted Governor Gavin Newsom, for help. But can they make a difference, especially with an issue that has so much at stake?