May 1, 2013 |
A shallow, magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning near Lake Tahoe, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:58 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev., 21 miles from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 29 miles from Carson City, Nev., 48 miles from Truckee, Calif., and 55 miles from Reno, Nev. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
April 19, 2013 |
The 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be presented in a public ceremony Friday night at USC's Bovard Auditorium. The awards are given in 10 categories, including biography, current interest, first fiction and adult literature. In addition, the winners of two prizes, announced in February, will be honored: the Canadian novelist and essayist Margaret Atwood, who will receive the 2012 Innovator's Award for her efforts to push narrative form; and the California historian Kevin Starr, who will receive the 2012 Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.
April 12, 2013 |
JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported a 33% jump in profit in the first quarter as the nation's largest bank by assets saw the economy and housing market strengthen. The New York-based bank said it earned a record $6.5 billion, or $1.59 a share, for the three-month period ended March 31, up from $4.9 billion, or $1.19 a share, for the same period a year ago. Continued improvement in the housing market led to a 37% jump in mortgage originations, while the bank also saw strong growth in investment banking and asset management.
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April 2, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- The Coast Guard recovered 3.3 tons of marijuana off Southern California when smugglers tossed 245 bales overboard after their boat was spotted, the Coast Guard said Tuesday. The 210-foot cutter Alert recovered the bales early Sunday about 90 miles west of San Nicolas Island. The smugglers' boat made a U-turn and sped back to Mexican waters, as the Coast Guard notified the Mexican navy, officials said. The Alert, from its homeport in Astoria, Ore., was on anti-smuggling duty off Southern California when the smugglers' boat was spotted about 1:30 a.m. The smugglers had been located by a Sacramento-based Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft.
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April 2, 2013 |
A man who allegedly crashed his car through a Wal-Mart and began attacking people inside, injuring four, was being held without bail Monday in San Jose. Authorities said Haamid Ade Zaid, 33, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, and drug use. Authorities told the Associated Press they believe he was under the influence of drugs. "People were running out of the store, people were crying," San Jose police Officer Albert Morales told the San Jose Mercury News about the Sunday incident.
March 28, 2013 |
The Miami Heat lost to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, marking the end of their 27-game win streak. That means the Lakers still hold the record for the most consecutive wins for a major U.S. professional team after winning 33 games in a row over more than two months during the 1971-72 season. Laker great Jerry West, who was a guard on that team, told ESPN on Wednesday that he thought the Heat were going to surpass the Lakers' record. "I really thought they were going to do it," West told the website.