CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2013 |
Hundreds of battle-weary firefighters made the transition to mop-up mode Sunday as the 28,000-acre Springs fire in Ventura County was declared 75% contained, with full containment expected Monday. Several engine companies were sent home Sunday as hand crews worked to establish a fire break more than a mile long in the Hidden Valley area to complete containment of the blaze, which burned from Thousand Oaks to the ocean. "We're going to have this thing out by tomorrow," Ventura County Fire Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 |
Assisted by cooler temperatures, firefighters made significant progress overnight against the massive wildfire in Ventura County, which is now 30% contained, officials said early Saturday. The National Weather Service lifted its red-flag warnings Friday evening, saying that weather conditions were no longer ripe for wildfires. Cooler temperatures are expected throughout the weekend, and humidity also should rise. Inland areas should experience a 15- to 20-degree drop from Friday's highs going into the weekend, said Bonnie Bartling of the weather service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2013 |
The second day of searing temperatures and unseasonably strong Santa Ana winds kept firefighters busy Friday battling blazes that threatened homes in Ventura County, Glendale and Walnut, but the day ended with hope that cooling conditions would ease the siege. The day was filled with tense moments as the Springs fire lurched closer to homes near Thousand Oaks and a fast-moving blaze in Glendale prompted evacuations and temporarily shut down parts of a busy freeway interchange. Although the amount of burned acreage increased significantly Friday, the fires did not cause major damage to structures.
March 3, 2013 |
When the first modern office buildings sprung up in America at the end of the 19th century, it was an unquestioned expectation that employees would show up for work there every day. Like the factory workers who came before them, office workers usually clocked in and out, and they sat at their desks - most arranged in highly regimented rows - from morning until early evening, under constant supervision. Even trips to the water cooler were often monitored. With the development of computers and more advanced telecommunications in the 1970s, some employees began to imagine a day when it might be possible to work from home, free from oversight and more in control of their work day. Today, working from home is becoming so common that the idea of making every employee come into the office five days a week seems almost tyrannical.
August 7, 2012 |
LONDON — The distance between the places they play beach volleyball and indoor volleyball in these London Olympics is less than three miles. They are also light-years apart. They play beach volleyball at a place called Horse Guards Parade. The beach is a concoction while everything around it is historic, important, landmarks of wars and heroes of peace. It is a little like putting a tattoo on the Mona Lisa. But it is temporary and no offense is being taken. The crowds of summer tourists would be here anyway.
March 13, 2012 |
Working up a sweat is a good thing when it comes to exercise, but being too hot may make you throw in your workout towel too soon. A study finds that holding a hand-cooling device while exercising may help obese women keep moving longer. The small study, presented this week at the American Heart Assn.Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions in San Diego, examined the effects on various markers of health and fitness from holding a hand-cooling device during a workout.