CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013
Fifty years ago, the Baldwin Hills Reservoir dam ruptured, sending 150 million gallons of Los Angeles drinking water roaring into homes and cars along nearby Cloverdale Avenue. Five people were killed, 65 hillside homes were torn apart and 210 other homes and apartments were damaged in an area between Jefferson and La Cienega boulevards and La Brea Avenue. On Saturday, the anniversary of the disaster, survivors gathered where the dam burst , in what is now the Upper Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
November 1, 2013 |
CORVALLIS, Ore. - They threw it deep again, Marqise Lee sprinting, Nelson Agholor shedding, Cody Kessler winging, their expressions stuck on wow. They ran it hard again, eight times on one touchdown drive, half the field on one touchdown run, and all at once now, everyone say hello to Javorius Allen. They played swaggering defense again, blocking a field goal, picking off a pass in the end zone, enraging nearly 50,000 hostile witnesses with gestures and joy. On the day after Halloween, against an opponent dressed like pumpkins, the USC football team shed its disguise of the last two seasons and became Trojans again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2013 |
Los Angeles County flood control officials presented several options for removing built-up debris and mud from a basin above Devil's Gate Dam in northern Pasadena in a draft environmental impact report released Thursday. The basin became choked by mud and debris after the 2009 Station fire and storms that followed. Flood control officials have warned for years that the buildup compromises the dam's ability to contain debris and floodwater in another major storm. Officials say locations downstream from the dam along the Arroyo Seco that could be in danger of flooding include the Rose Bowl, 110 Freeway, neighborhoods in Pasadena and South Pasadena, and the northeastern Los Angeles communities of Highland Park, Hermon, Montecito Heights, Mount Washington and Cypress Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 |
L.A. County flood-control officials presented several options for removing built-up debris and mud from a basin above Devil's Gate Dam in northern Pasadena in a draft environmental impact report released Thursday. The basin became choked by mud and debris after the 2009 Station fire and storms that followed. Flood-control officials have warned for years that the build-up compromises the dam's ability to contain another major storm. They say areas downstream from the dam along the Arroyo Seco -- including the Rose Bowl, 110 Freeway and neighborhoods in Pasadena, South Pasadena and the northeastern Los Angeles communities of Highland Park, Hermon, Montecito Heights, Mount Washington and Cypress Park -- could be in danger of flooding.
September 24, 2013 |
BONNEVILLE DAM, Wash. - The tiny fish-counting station, with its window onto the Columbia River, was darkened so the migrating salmon would not be spooked. And it was silent - until the shimmering bodies began to flicker by. Then the room erupted with loud clicks, as Janet Dalen's fingers flew across her stumpy keyboard. Tallying the darting specimens, she chanted and chortled, her voice a cross between fish whisperer and aquatic auctioneer. Her body swayed from left to right. Her tightly curled bangs never moved.
August 12, 2013 |
Los Angeles funk producer and songwriter Damon "Dam-Funk" Riddick has become one of R&B's most idiosyncratic groove delivery systems, a master of unironic synth joy supremely devoted to '70s and '80s tones. For "Higher," the king of the keyboard has teamed with vocalist/percussionist Steve Arrington, whose work with '70s funk pioneers Slave and as a solo artist inspired some of Dam's jams. The pair have collaborated in the past, but "Higher" marks their first album-length project. The record connects fellow travelers on a journey to the center of a sound, one in which fake hand claps bang alongside synthetic bass tones, layers of falsetto wails roll out lines about making dreams come true ("Blow Your Mind")