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L.A. Is America's "Most Ozone-Polluted" City

The 15th annual American Lung Association "State of the Air 2014" was released today. According to a Lung Association statement:<p>Once again, Los …

Credit for the headline to the High Country News, which notes that "with each passing day it seems more certain: 2014 is going to be an El Niño year, …

What's New to Eat at Dodger Stadium

The menu includes a thick-crusted, chewy, somewhat large slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza for $8 - it's well worth seeking out. Other options …

Pop-Ups

<b>Paladar</b>, the USC underground dining club launched in 2009 by students <b>Robert Kronfli</b> (Bacaro) and <b>Alex Chang</b>, is becoming a full bore restaurant out in Miami. Chang is a couple of months away from launching the place, but in advance of the debut, he's hosting an LA pop-up on May 1 and 2. The four …

Big Red Bus - Long Beach, CA

Head on over to Long Beach's Big Red Bus today and enjoy a thrill of a lifetime. If you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit this place.

City of Palo Alto, California to Switch to 100% Renewable Energy Sources

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>This week the city council in Palo Alto, California voted in favor of sourcing all the town’s energy needs from clean, …

Renewable Energy

Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say

The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday.<p>Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions in 2013, the driest year on record for the …

Can Drones Help Drought Stricken California? - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Some experts say that California is in the midst of a 500-year drought event. Others are going so far as to call it the worst drought in history. …

Three “Next Steps” for California Climate Action

California enacted its <i>Global Warming Solutions Act</i> (AB32) in 2006.<p>Since then, an entire network of interacting, mutually-reinforcing legislation has evolved in the state, historic in how the different measures support one another. A solar roof mandate (one million by 2020) augments an electric …

California Doubles Solar Capacity in Just One Year

Last year, California residents installed more rooftop solar capacity in one year than in the previous thirty combined! In 2013 alone, the state …

California Drought News: Red-hot wells, and purple pipe green

The Central Valley sends ravens with news (on this day after Game of Thrones), but it's news that sure sounds like strategies and tactics southern …

California Winery’s Ads Pair the Product With Sex, Drugs and More Sex

Intemperance comes in many flavors, and SLO Down Wines has pairings for all of them. The California winemaker has rolled out three irreverent ads …

Drought-Stricken California Breaks Ground on the Largest Seawater Desalination Plant in the Western Hemisphere

California is currently experiencing its worst drought in 500 years. Although it’s always been an arid state, there’s reason to believe that …

Why Do Big Agencies Struggle In Southern California?

Earlier this month, Ogilvy & Mather Los Angeles cut 33 jobs, all but eliminating its ad agency presence (already drastically down from its 350 level …

World's Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System just kicked into action in California’s Mojave Desert. The 3,500 acre facility is the …

MTV VMAs Relocate to California for 2014 Ceremony

There’s no topping the twerk – or at least not in Brooklyn. After a controversial 2013 ceremony at New York City’s Barclay Center, MTV is relocating …

There's a Plan to Reverse the Flow of the California Aqueduct This Summer

Forty-seven miles of the 400-mile <b>California Aqueduct</b> could have their flow <b>reversed</b> this summer to bring water to dry Central California districts with dangerously low supplies, reports KQED. As this megadrought's persisted and worsened, it's come to light that many water districts, especially the …

Bentley teases SUV for 2016

Bentley has released a teaser image of its coming SUV, which the auto maker is promising will go on sale in 2016. The on-again off-again Bentley SUV …

Most tech companies go on hiring binges, but Netflix stays lean

For the first years of their existence, tech companies tend to be tiny. The recently acquired WhatsApp had only 55 employees when Facebook bought it for $19 billion. Facebook only passed 1,000 employees in 2009. But once they start to hire, as has happened in the past few years, these companies get …

Employment

Instead of taking kids to work, bring work to kids

As if you don’t already have enough to do at the office, the non-profit Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation wants you to do just that …

Here's How Much Money Big Tech Companies Make In Just One Second

We all know the major tech companies have a ton of money. But just how much money do these companies bring in every day? How about every second?<p>WorldPayZinc is a website that visualizes this data, showing how their profits grow over time.<p>The above image shows how much they make in one second. In …

GIF Animations

How A Car-Crazy Entrepreneur Turned A Lifelong Passion Into A Lifetime Career

Elo has loved cars since he was a child and uses his mechanical and design skills to create unique vehicles. His customisations are second to none and clients from across the world seek him out to revitalise their classic vehicles and turn them into 21st-century statement cars. He also owns the …

Goodbye, productivity. Hello, HBO.

April 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM<p>It's an impressive list of high quality television: <i>The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme</i>, early seasons of <i>Boardwalk Empire</i> and <i>True Blood,</i> plus <i></i>mini-series like <i>Band of Brothers, John Adams.</i><p>These are all of …

19 Social Media Facts That Every Marketer Should Know

Most brands, by now, recognize the power of social media and understand it's not just a passing fad. In fact, if Facebook were a country, it would …

Why the housing sector won’t save the broader economy - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

The housing sector may or may not get better after a slow start to 2014.<p>But regardless, it certainly won’t save the broader economy — at least not …

10 warnings: Big Oil stocks crash 50% by 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, we see 10 early warnings that Big Oil stocks are going to trigger an economic collapse by 2020, maybe …