CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 |
Monday's magnitude 4.4 earthquake was centered in a hillside community at the top of Encino, near Mulholland Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard. For residents of the upscale neighborhood, the quake provided an intense jolt but ended up causing only minor damage. Debbie Seidel, a 42-year-old mother of two, was getting into her minivan and pulling out of the driveway of her home on Meadowcrest Road. FORESHOCK? What the odds are Before departing, she scrolled through pictures of the quake's damage on her iPhone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 |
Sixteen-year-old Monica buried her face in a pillow, trying to rest for school the next day, as the clock ticked past 11 p.m. Sleep was a battle in the tiny apartment. Hunched at the other end of the family's only mattress, two of her brothers played a video game while a third lounged next to her, watching virtual soccer players skitter on screen. Her 2-year-old niece toddled barefoot near the door, toying with a pile of pennies. In all, seven people live in this wedge of space in Historic South-Central, including Monica's mother and the mother of the little girl - the longtime girlfriend of one of her brothers.
July 11, 2013 |
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. The Greek Theatre The Weeknd, Sept. 16-17 (Fri.); Thievery Corporation, Sept. 20 (Sat.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Rascal Flatts, Sept. 14 (Fri.); Epicenter with the Offspring and more, Sept. 21 (now) Hollywood Palladium Walk the Moon, Oct. 18 (now) San Manuel Amphitheatre The Art Laboe Show Live, Sept. 14 (Fri.) TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Gibson Amphitheatre Pepe Aguilar, Sept.
August 22, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- There's been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile cases nationwide, with more than 1,100 reported, according to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest CDC figures released Wednesday show the national total for West Nile infections is three times as many as usually seen at this point in the year, officials said. Seventy-five percent of those cases were reported in five states -- Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, South Dakota and Texas -- with about half in Texas.
August 12, 2012 |
TEHRAN - - More than 180 people were reported killed and 1,300 injured Saturday when twin earthquakes struck mountainous northwestern Iran, sending entire villages crashing to the ground. The earthquakes, one of them measuring magnitude 6.4, struck the sparsely populated region Saturday afternoon, and as rescue efforts continued through the night, some officials said the number of dead could rise markedly. Naser Zagar, who heads the coroner's office in the town of Ahar, near the epicenter, told Iran's official news agency IRNA that 35 people had been killed there and that the toll could rise to 40 times that number.
March 21, 2012 |
A powerful and prolonged earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, toppling houses near the epicenter in the south, cracking building facades in this sprawling capital and briefly terrifying a population well schooled in natural disasters. Despite the quake's 7.4 magnitude, however, there were no reports of serious injury, according to President Felipe Calderon and officials across the country. Aftershocks rattled the area through the rest of the day. "This is one of the strongest we've ever felt," said Calderon, who urged Mexicans to remain calm.