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On a stretch of Sunset Beach where the overfull Huntington Harbour is higher than Pacific Coast Highway, a pump is ready to keep the road from flooding. In Long Beach, seawater has overtaken Bayshore Beach. The water laps against Balboa Island’s recently elevated seawall on Balboa Island and…

Redondo Beach could soon become the latest in a growing number of cities to outlaw the use of single-use plastic products such as straws and plastic utensils when it considers a prohibition at its next City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Southern California will need to make room for another 1.3 million more housing units over the next 10 years, with the coastal cities of Los Angeles and Orange counties the preferred destination rather than inland communities, according to a draft plan approved this week by a regional govern…