The breakwater that separates Long Beach from the Catalina Channel was one of the great works of construction in the 1940s. Today, the City of Long Beach is moving closer to taking some of the breakwater down.
Once a corporate record of how Southern California was electrified, the Edison collection at the Huntington Library is now something more -- time machine, site of enigmas, and zone of investigation of the city's modern dichotomies.
Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches in record numbers -- at a rate five times the norm. It has gotten so bad the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared an "unusual mortality event."
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