SAN FERNANDO >> A Porter Ranch man pleaded no contest Monday to driving off with an undercover LAPD narcotics officer hanging onto the side of his SUV, crashing the vehicle in Granada Hills and leaving the officer with broken bones. Grant Anthony Muldrow, 22, pleaded to one felony count of assaulting a police officer causing great bodily injury and was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison.
High temperature records fell across Southern California on Sunday, the second day of a heat wave that is just getting started and expected to deliver its biggest blow today. The triple-digit temperatures expected today and power outages due to Sunday's heat have prompted state regulators to issue a flex alert to cope with an increased electricity demand.
California regulators and utility executives are staring down a natural-gas shortage in the Los Angeles area that could trigger up to two weeks of electrical blackouts this summer. The state's electric grid operator warned Friday that it may call for emergency reductions in electricity use on Monday and Tuesday, when a heat wave in Southern California is expected to push up demand for air conditioning.
For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth's surface. The observation - by the Hyperion spectrometer on NASA's Earth Observing-1 - is an important breakthrough in our ability to eventually measure and monitor emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from space.
The Porter Ranch gas leak, the largest natural gas disaster in the United States' history, may have a silver lining. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Tuesday that scientists used the disaster to successfully detect methane emissions from space for the first time ever.
CBS2 / KCAL9 CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. CBS Studio City Broadcast Center 4200 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA  PORTER RANCH - Firefighters are mopping up Thursday after a fire broke out overnight at the Southern California Gas Co.
A TV cameraman works as crews from Southern California Gas Company and outside experts work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon gas field above the Porter Ranch section of northwest Los Angeles, California in this December 9, 2015 pool photo. REUTERS/Dean Musgrove/Pool A long and contentious presidential-primary season closes this week with the final round of votes in California and elsewhere, as - to borrow a phrase from Churchill - "the end of the beginning" descends upon America's 2016 election cycle.
County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who will depart the board after 36 years, outside a mental health services building in Glendale that bears his name. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who will depart the board after 36 years, outside a mental health services building in Glendale that bears his name.
"For me, the oil trains rolling into the oil refineries located on March Point epitomize the fossil fuel industry's arrogancea S-a Swrecking the climate, recklessly carrying their dangerous product through cities, towns, and sacred Indigenous lands, endangering people at every link in the chain". These words, spoken by Laurie Dougherty, a resident of Salem, Oregon, and an activist, are not merely idealistic liberal complaints.