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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2010 | By Alan Zarembo and Ruben Vives
David Serrano was at home in Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico, watching a Star Trek movie with his 3-year-old daughter when the room began to shake. At first, he thought it was one of the mini-quakes that had occasionally rattled his town for the last few months. Temblors as big as 4.4, with their epicenters as close as 11 miles away, had been going off all morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But Serrano quickly realized this one was different. The television went dark.
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WORLD
April 18, 2014 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake shook a wide area of Mexico on Friday, terrifying residents and sending many fleeing into the streets. There were no initial reports of serious injuries or major damage in the capital. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred about 9:30 a.m., had a preliminary magnitude of 7.2, which would make it one of the stronger temblors registered in Mexico City in several years. It was 14 miles deep and was felt in nine of Mexico's 31 states, in addition to the capital, according to the agency, with the epicenter in the coastal state of Guerrero about 200 miles southwest of the capital.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
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 30, 2014 | Mike Anton
When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway. He succeeded. The son of a second-generation orange grower, Alter is credited with innovations that allowed people who couldn't lift log slabs to surf and those who couldn't pay for yacht club memberships to sail. Share your memories: Hobie's contributions to SoCal culture Known practically everywhere with a coastline or a lake simply as "Hobie," Alter developed the mass-produced foam surfboard.
NEWS
January 15, 1995 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
The fireball that raged down Balboa Boulevard and enveloped Jimmy Menzi's truck inflicted burns over 30% of his body and killed his two dogs. He managed to recover without skin grafts. There was money left over in a fund contributed to help him pay his medical bills. * I feel OK. I can't go out in the sun ever again. There's a real high chance of cancer because the skin is so badly damaged. I have a few blotches; it just looks like a very tanned area. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1994
Aftershocks of the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake: Day: Tues Time: 10:59 p.m. Mag.: 4.1 Epicenter: 3 miles E-NE of San Fernando Sources: Caltech, U.S. Geological Survey
NEWS
March 30, 1987 | Associated Press
A light earthquake hit southern Bulgaria on Sunday, the state-run BTA news agency reported. It did not say if there was damage. Its epicenter was about 112 miles southeast of Sofia, BTA said.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
Two shallow earthquakes were reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra soon after a larger quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 3.4 temblor occurred at 9:11 p.m., and a 3.6 quake followed at 9:30 p.m., each at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Brea, three miles from Fullerton and three miles from Rowland Heights. The larger earthquake, magnitude 5.1, occurred at 9:09 p.m. with a similar epicenter. Read more about Southern California earthquakes .
NEWS
June 28, 1987
A small earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale shook the San Bernardino area. Robert Finn of Caltech's seismology laboratory located the epicenter at about eight miles west of San Bernardino. The quake was recorded at 11:23 p.m. Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1990
We citizens of Claremont cannot understand why the city of Upland receives credit for all of the recent earthquakes. News reports typically state the epicenter was 3.2 or 4.6 miles west of Upland. When you're that distance west of Upland, you're in Claremont and we would like to get credit! JIM STRIPLING Claremont
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
Two shallow earthquakes were reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra soon after a larger quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 3.4 temblor occurred at 9:11 p.m., and a 3.6 quake followed at 9:30 p.m., each at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Brea, three miles from Fullerton and three miles from Rowland Heights. The larger earthquake, magnitude 5.1, occurred at 9:09 p.m. with a similar epicenter. Read more about Southern California earthquakes .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
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 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and Ryan Menezes
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By August Brown
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.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
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.
WORLD
August 12, 2012 | By Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times
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.
OPINION
March 16, 2011 | By Fenton Johnson
The New York Times characterizes the tsunami that struck coastal Japan as "murderous," while a friend writes that "Planet Earth is an unfriendly place. " I rode out the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in my seventh-floor apartment in San Francisco, which experience instilled in me an appropriate terror and respect for the fluidity of so-called terra firma. The epicenter of that 6.1 earthquake was located far from my home ? from which I infer that I can only imagine the power and trauma of a 9.0 quake centered close to the Japanese coast.
NEWS
September 5, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Morton Feldman, an expressionistic composer who gloried in his iconoclasm as he both irritated and intrigued audiences with esoteric exercises in form and melody, died Thursday of cancer. He was 61 and had been in a hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., near the State University of Buffalo where he had taught for the last 15 years. Although based in New York most of his life, Feldman taught across the country, primarily at conservatories and colleges where his works normally were performed.
WORLD
March 21, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
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.
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