By Steve Scauzillo | Southern California News GroupPUBLISHED: April 19, 2019 at 8:53 am | UPDATED: April 19, 2019 at 8:54 am Thirty-three utilities from three West Coast states have launched a study to assess what it would take to install electric charging stations along the 5 Freeway for long-haul trucks traveling between the Mexican and Canadian borders, they announced … [Read more...] about West Coast utilities to figure out how to charge electric big rigs from Mexico to Canada
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Air quality officials will miss a 2019 federal deadline to clean smog in the Coachella Valley, saying the challenges of “hotter summer weather and the threat of climate change” are hampering efforts to slash health-damaging ozone.The South Coast Air Quality Management District said Friday that because of an increase in smog over the last two years it would seek to … [Read more...] about Coachella Valley smog has gotten worse, and climate change could be to blame
The Beverly Hills Hotel has long been a refuge where Hollywood could both hide and show its true self. Where actors could retreat from scandal, divorce, a botched plastic surgery.Where Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra — and many, many others — got elegantly trashed at the Polo Lounge. Where waiters catered to Howard Hughes’ idiosyncrasies by having his roast … [Read more...] about Can George Clooney persuade Hollywood to boycott hotels over Brunei’s antigay laws?
J. Wayne Cropp was 25 years old and fresh out of Cumberland School of Law when he first worked with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board in 1977. Two years later, he became the agency's director. Over the next 11 years, Cropp worked at ground zero as Chattanooga went from the city with the dirtiest air in America to a national model for clean air. It is, … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: How Chattanooga cleaned up its act after being named the dirtiest city in America
In 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner created a dystopic template for science fiction that still influences films and TV 37 years later. Now that we're living in 2019, when the iconic film was set, let's see how our present measures up to the bleak imagined future of the film and the Philip K. Dick novel that inspired it. Andys and replicantsAt the heart of Blade Runner and … [Read more...] about Original Blade Runner vs. today’s tech: Is the film’s 2019 future here?