- Newsmaker: Gasoline Price Hike? - As vacation-driving season nears, there's talk of gasoline at 2, even 3 dollars a gallon. Yet Gordon Schremp, of the California Energy Commission, calls Doomsday predictions overblown. He plays down any real effect on gas or diesel from last night's fire at the Tosco Refinery, talks about fuel imports, the gas tax, and California's clean reformulated gas.
- Reporter's Notebook: Hung Out to Dry? Californians Saying No to Clotheslines - Southern California's sunny climate lends itself to drying clothes on a line. Since electric dryers use more power than air conditioners, it's a great conservation measure too. But Richard Monson, of the California Association of Homeowners' Associations, cautions that neighbors may not applaud conservation efforts that hang property values out to dry.