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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1994
* INFO LINE of L.A. (800) 339-6993 A private, nonprofit group that provides 24-hour referrals to all disaster services. * FEMA Hot Line (800) 525-0321 TDD (800) 660-8005 The Federal Emergency Management Agency's line for general information. * FEMA Telephone Registration Line (800) 462-9029 TDD (800) 462-7585 The FEMA lines are available 24 hours a day and more 700 operators are now available so calling should be easier.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995 | KATHERINE DOWLING, Katherine Dowling is a family physician at the USC School of Medicine
There was almost no chance that the little girl would survive. She'd gotten a killer strep infection, and almost every organ in her body was close to failure. She lay bloated and covered with a rash, amid a mass of tubes. Her mother and the "county docs" never left her side. Almost anywhere else, I'm convinced, she would have died.
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NEWS
March 27, 1994
Disaster relief agencies continue to do brisk business two months after the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake, federal and state officials say. Aid application deadline is now May 17. The joint federal-state disaster office on the Westside is at 1901 S. Bundy Drive in Los Angeles. Information: (800) 525-0321.
NEWS
March 27, 1994
Disaster relief agencies continue to do brisk business two months after the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake, federal and state officials say. Aid application deadline is now May 17. The joint federal-state disaster office on the Westside is at 1901 S. Bundy Drive in Los Angeles. Information: (800) 525-0321.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995 | KATHERINE DOWLING, Katherine Dowling is a family physician at the USC School of Medicine
There was almost no chance that the little girl would survive. She'd gotten a killer strep infection, and almost every organ in her body was close to failure. She lay bloated and covered with a rash, amid a mass of tubes. Her mother and the "county docs" never left her side. Almost anywhere else, I'm convinced, she would have died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN., This story was reported by Times staff writers Glenn F. Bunting, Rich Connell, Eric Malnic and Tracy Wood. It was written by Mark A. Stein
For air traffic controller Robin Lee Wascher, the Feb. 1 disaster on Los Angeles International Airport Runway 24-Left--her runway--was "especially tragic" because her parents had died in an aviation accident nearly 14 years ago, friends and co-workers said. Norman K. and Beverly Jean Wascher vanished June 19, 1977, while flying to Oxnard in their single-engine plane after attending another daughter's college graduation in Eureka, Calif. The plane has never been found.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
In Harmony: "Forever Plaid," the hit stage musical about a '60s tight-harmony singing group, will give a special performance May 28 at the Canon Theatre to benefit Los Angeles riot victims. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Los Angeles Emergency Fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
"I don't know if we'll ever have school again this year." --Helen Bernstein, a vice president of United Teachers-Los Angeles, calling the standoff between school administrators and striking teachers an "absolute disaster for Los Angeles." KEN LUBAS / Los Angeles Times Jim Clements gives Denise Manzur of Sesame Street certificate recognizing Big Bird as the rarest of species.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. Night 1 of Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour was a disaster. ( Los Angeles Times ) But Night 2 in Chicago was ... a success?!? ( Chicago Tribune ) Country stars Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum won Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night. ( Los Angeles Times ) Katie Couric has decided she would rather be the next female Oprah instead of the first female Walter Cronkite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1989
Jury deliberations began Monday in the trial stemming from the worst air disaster in Los Angeles' history, a 1986 collision between an Aeromexico jet and a light plane over Cerritos that killed 82 people. The crash killed all 64 people aboard the DC-9, three aboard a Piper Archer and 15 others in the suburban neighborhood where the two planes slammed to the ground Aug. 31, 1986. The 11-member jury may assign shares of blame to Aeromexico; the Piper Archer pilot, William Kramer, and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1994
* INFO LINE of L.A. (800) 339-6993 A private, nonprofit group that provides 24-hour referrals to all disaster services. * FEMA Hot Line (800) 525-0321 TDD (800) 660-8005 The Federal Emergency Management Agency's line for general information. * FEMA Telephone Registration Line (800) 462-9029 TDD (800) 462-7585 The FEMA lines are available 24 hours a day and more 700 operators are now available so calling should be easier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1986
Please do not waste any more of our taxpayers' dollars on special evacuation plans in case of a nuclear attack or some similar disaster in Los Angeles. Sept. 2 is a day to remember for those of us who commute by automobile. One overturned truck filled with chemicals closed the north and south lanes of the San Diego Freeway, Interstate 405. The resulting chaos was something to behold. I think this proves to most of us that the best plan in the event of a real disaster is for the government to issue each family a couple of bottles of Glenfiddich and leave us to our own devices.
OPINION
October 16, 2007
The Newhall Pass disaster that claimed three lives, destroyed many big rigs and shut down Southern California's principal highway connection with the rest of the state might easily have overwhelmed the region. Fires and explosions in a southbound truck tunnel beneath the Golden State Freeway are thought to have raised temperatures above 1,000 degrees, reducing some vehicles to skeletal frames after melting metal and glass.
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