Maurice White, co-founder and leader of the groundbreaking ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 74. His brother and bandmate, Verdine White, confirmed the news with the Associated Press.
The winter is off to a good start, but for California's drought to end this year, rains will have to arrive in pounding, relentless waves through April to fill depleted reservoirs, dry rivers and the Sierra snowpack.
The New Year will ring in a new system of regulating development along Santa Monica's coast, starting with the Jan. 6 Planning Commission meeting where commissioners will be asked to weigh in on the upcoming revisions to Santa Monica's Local Coastal Plan (LCP).
A northern fur seal pup turned up at the front door of a Hayward ironworks shop Wednesday morning, the latest example of how warm ocean waters and a lack of food are wreaking havoc on a range of marine mammals. While there was some speculation that the pup had waddled out of the bay and across Interstate 880, it’s more likely that he navigated up Alameda Creek, inadvertently ending up in a narrow canal that runs between the BART tracks and Indus...