A bill now on the floor of the U.S. Senate would exempt the Navy from environmental laws protecting California's sea otter population, and environmental activists are urging the language be stripped from the bill.
DNA tests performed on a mountain lion that was struck and killed on Route 101 near Agoura Hills underscore the threat the highway poses to the survival of the big cats in the Santa Monica Mountains, according to the National Park Service.
Bottle Village is a fascinating place with an equally fascinating history. Although unknown in Kansas, it is well known in the 4500 block of Cochran Street in Simi Valley. Bottle Village is testimony to ingenuity, and the stamina and attention to detail of grandmothers.
Odds are, you'll bring the things that matter to you when you travel. But perhaps at some point those things will falter, or maybe, for a moment, you will put them away. And then you will sit quietly, absorbing a world not remote at all.
A media investigation has revealed that federal regulators quietly approved at least four fracking projects off the Santa Barbara coast without environmental review, prompting a national environmental group is calling for an immediate end to the practice.
When heading north on the 101 to escape Los Angeles, it's all too easy to bypass Ventura and head straight for Santa Barbara. But by doing so, we miss out on all the mellow charm this down-to-earth beach city has to offer.
Backpacker magazine's latest issue took a stab at naming the best view each state has to offer, and Channel Islands National Park in Southern California beat out Yosemite, Death Valley, and plenty of other logical spots for their pick. I think it's a great choice.
It is a place so quiet that when you bend to the tall wind-stroked grasses the sound you hear is like the softest snowfall. It is the loveliest almost-quiet and satisfying beyond words. It is also a reminder.
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