OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES POSTS (Dozens from 2009 to present)
Fracking Chemical Cocktail’s sexy subversions, trichloroethylene in pepper spray, NASA monkey experimentation exposé and sparkly and toxic Perchlorate are just some of the wide-ranging stories here.

BlackSwanSONGSBLACK SWAN SONGS
EnviroReporter.com Special Investigation – October 14, 2013
Four-part EnviroReporter.com investigative series reveals that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station security posture is weak and facility not robust enough to withstand a concerted terrorist attack.

WHAT’S IN PEPPER SPRAY?
LA Weekly – February 23, 2012
Carcinogens trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene are in pepper sprays sold in California with no Prop. 65 warnings by True Value and Do It Best hardware chains. Blinding sprays sold worldwide.

SCHWARZENEGGER’S CHEMICAL ROMANCE
L.A. Weekly – December 9, 2010
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legacy as “green governor” looks to have gotten some goo in the works in his final days in office when he signs off on a Department of Toxic Substances Control plan that environmentalists assail as gutting his Green Chemistry Initiative.

WE, ROBOT
Pasadena Weekly – March 4, 2010
Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, home of America’s greatest robotic explorations of the heavens, isn’t sold on scrapping manned space program.

SPACE MONKEY BUSINESS
Pasadena Weekly – February 25, 2010
NASA irradiating monkeys in space-travel tests. Part one of a two-part cover story about future of manned space program as well as 18 squirrel monkeys.

NASA’s MONKEY BUSINESS
EnviroReporter.com – February 1, 2010
Why NASA going to nuke dozens of squirrel monkeys for the discontinued manned missions to the Moon and Mars? Besides, they aren’t even needed.

DarknessDARKNESS OVER THE LAND
EnviroReporter.com – November 18, 2009
Darkness leads a cast of bawdy characters into Death Valley as EnviroReporter.com looks for gooey leads in the desert.

JOE CIRINCIONE – THIRD DEGREE INTERVIEW
Los Angeles CityBeat – June 12, 2008
Nuclear arms proliferation and terrorism expert explains the dangerous state of affairs in the world today even before ISIS exploded on the scene.

Dawn Wilde in TronaDAWN IN DESERT WONDERLAND
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
Dawn Wilde shines in this raunchy road tale in the High Desert of California. Pink lipstick never looked, or tasted, so good.

Vets’ Garden of Eden-VETS’ GARDEN OF EDEN
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
Hidden away on the West LA VA campus away from the biomedical nuclear dump is a unique weekly farmers market.


Battle of Los AngelesTHE BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
“It was just hovering there in the sky and hardly moving at all,” LA resident said of the UFO.


GET YOUR WAR ON-GET YOUR WAR ON
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
Roman gladiators, Civil War Calvary, Darcy and more modern warriors get their war on throughout Southern California. Best part is no one dies.


Getting HistoricGETTING HISTORIC
Los Angeles CityBeat – September 13, 2007
Southern California is blessed with important historic sites that celebrate its Mexican and Native American history. Festivals bring the past to life.

FISHBACK MOUNTAIN
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – November 16, 2006
One man calls his project on the L.A./Ventura border the pursuit of a dream home, but others just see an illegal solid waste dump.

Smoke on the WaterSMOKE ON THE WATER
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – November 2, 2006
Proposition 84 promises much-needed water cleanup in the San Fernando Valley, but is still struggling to get traction.

Smooth Skating thumb SMOOTH SKATING
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – August 3, 2006
Los Angeles River now the perfect environment for inline speed skaters along its wild paths.

THE DIRT ON OUR DIRT
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – August 3, 2006
The Military Tour of Southern California oozes that Outer Limits Cold War essence.

THAT HEALTHY GLOW
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – August 3, 2006
Radiation? A Health Tonic! The history of L.A.’s radium rage.

DR. BENNETT RAMBERG – THIRD DEGREE INTERVIEW
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – June 15, 2006
The terrorism and nuclear proliferation expert on how the Iranian impasse could be resolved by putting the country on probation

Dumb and Dumber-DUMB AND DUMBER
Ventura County Reporter – January 20, 2005
Protecting kids from perchlorate isn’t rocket science even if her fireworks are exciting to look at.

JPL water remediationUPPING THE ANTE
Pasadena Weekly – January 20, 2005
National Academy of Sciences report reignites debate on danger of perchlorate.

JPL water remediation system in 2006WATERED DOWN
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – January 20, 2005
National Academy of Sciences report reignites debate on danger of perchlorate.

A RARE PRIZE
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – January 3, 2005
Gillette property could fill ‘donut hole’ in Santa Monica Mountains park system.

VICTORY AT SEA
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – September 30, 2004
With new signings, the Governator throws a line to California’s coast.

CRUISING OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Ventura County Reporter – September 23, 2004
New California legislation may mean cleaner cruise liners.

Trickles of HopeTRICKLES OF HOPE
Pasadena Weekly – February 12, 2004
Polluters attempt to water down state and federal standards for perchlorate contamination. Critics contend that damage to young thyroids impedes development leading to stupid kids.

Dirty water cleaned at Jet Propulsion LaboratoryDIRTY WATER
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – February 12, 2004
Polluters attempt to derail state’s new standards for rocket fuel oxidizer in drinking water.

Space Shuttles ignites 771 tons of perchloratePERCHLORATE’S PREGNANT PAUSE
Ventura County Reporter – January 5, 2004
Polluters are attempting to abort the state’s new standards.

SHIP OF STOOLS- VC Reporter-SHIP OF STOOLS – VC Reporter
Ventura County Reporter – December 3, 2003
Ocean activists are particularly concerned in this area where cruise ships float three miles offshore every year like so many SS Poopsalots.

Ship of Stools-SHIP OF STOOLS
Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat – November 26, 2003
Ocean activists target sewage dumping by Royal Caribbean ‘sludge boats’.

FIELD OF TOXIC DREAMS-FIELD OF TOXIC DREAMS
Ventura County Reporter – November 20, 2003
Push for pesticide prevention in Ventura County where migrant workers are exposed to methyl bromide and chloropicrin.

KIDDIE BEACH-KIDDIE BEACH
Ventura County Reporter – January 30, 2003
The most polluted beach in the county might get a $1.5 million cleanup. Lack of circulation plagues this popular spot.

Oxnard GatewayUNSAFE HARBOR
Ventura County Reporter – January 30, 2003
708-residence development slated for 135 acres near Ventura Harbor where beaches won’t proper tides to self-cleanse.

Early JPL rocketsPARSONS’ POISONOUS POSTERITY
Pasadena Weekly – January 10, 2002
Jack Parsons’ twisted legacy lives on in the perchlorate he created — and still hasn’t been cleaned up. [Part 2 of 2]
EVIL MINDS
Pasadena Weekly – January 3, 2002
As he was developed for rocket fuel, Pasadena’s Jack Parsons was devouring hard drugs amidst orgies, incest and Satanism. [Part 1 of 2]


Scanning recycled metal for radiationSPOONGLOW
Pasadena Weekly – December 27, 2001
It’s all about savings in the billion-dollar recycled radiation business.

San Onofre Nuclear Station Units 2 & 3RADIATING FEAR
LA Weekly – November 7, 2001
Radiating danger is more like it. Prescient years before ISIS, nuclear reactor sabotage expert is concerned about poorly-guarded plants.

FRANKENDUMP
LA Weekly – October 28, 1999
Environmentalists assail pro-nuclear composition of state committee exploring alternatives to Ward Valley nuclear dump in Mojave Desert.

Ward ValleyDUMP DA DUMP
LA Weekly – April 15, 1999
Proposed Ward Valley nuclear dump is near death, but how much will taxpayers have to shell out to bury it?

Crash and Burn-CRASH AND BURN
LA Weekly – March 18, 1999
New California cigarette and tobacco taxes inadvertently precipitate a burgeoning black market that includes robberies and burglaries.

Mud dwelling in Hysperia California-thumbMUD DWELLINGS
Los Angeles magazine – December 1998
Nader Khalili’s “superadobe” structure in Mojave Desert creates futuristic dwellings made from the earth they are built upon.

UTILITY PROPHETS-UTILITY PROPHETS
LA Weekly – October 29, 1998
Opponents of Prop. 9, the statewide ballot measure requiring a 20% rollback in electricity rates, are spending millions to crush it.

Saint Francis Dam-thumbI ENVY THE DEAD
Los Angeles magazine – December 1997
Los Angeles legend William Mulholland’s career ended in tragedy and disgrace over collapsed St. Francis Dam that killed hundreds in 1929.

ZAP bicycle-thumbZAP
Los Angeles magazine – December 1997
One of the first electric bicycles on the market got over 15 miles on a charge and went up to 20 miles per hour.

THINK GLOBALLY, DISAPPEAR LOCALLYTHINK GLOBALLY, DISAPPEAR LOCALLY
LA Weekly – August 15, 1997
Greenpeace under fire for cost-cutting closures and losing its focus on grassroots work. Intense inner

Parfrey Jonathan-thumbJONATHAN PARFREY
Los Angeles magazine – December 1996
Former anti-nuke activist, later DWP commissioner, is profiled.

Murphy Ranch-MURPHY RANCH
Los Angeles magazine – December 1996
$4 million Nazi fifth column lair on parkland in Santa Monica Mountains. Less than 15 miles from another Nazi related site, Wernher von Braun’s Rocketdyne.