- Newsmaker: Companies Manipulated California Energy Crisis
Today's Wall Street Journal leads off with an investigative reprise of last summer's California energy crisis, which led to blackouts and state intervention costing tens of billions of dollars. Dynegy and Enron are both singled out as two of the energy suppliers who reaped massive profits by manipulating the newly deregulated market. Severn Borenstein, Director of the California Energy Institute, has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: Lifeguard Towers Get Overhaul on LA County Beaches
For almost 100 years, Fire Department lifeguards have kept watch over Los Angeles County beaches from those light blue watchtowers that every beach-goer knows. Now, from the South Bay to the Ventura County line, 150 of those 158 towers are being replaced. KCRW's Paddy Hirsh reports on the little-noticed multi-million-dollar project that the Fire Department is calling a big improvement.