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June 11, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department worked Tuesday to contain a fuel spill on Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City. The spill was detected shortly before 10 a.m. at 2200 E. Pacific Coast Highway, officials said. No further details were immediately available from the fire department but KABC News said the spill involved 500 gallons of jet fuel from a 150,000-barrel tank and would take five hours to clean up. ALSO: Hathaway wildfire near Banning burns nearly 2,000 acres Worker killed in accident at new 49ers stadium, officials say 2 wounded in alley shooting near Santa Monica College, police say jean.merl@latimes.com Twitter: @jeanmerl
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Jean Merl
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. Cleanup of a fuel spill along a gritty stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington continued Tuesday, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. Firefighters were called about 9:45 a.m. to the site of a fuel spill at a business at 2200 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington. Few details were available shortly after the spill but KABC News reported the incident involved 500 gallons of jet fuel leaking from a 150,000-barrel tank.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Sara Gran doesn't believe in studying writing. If you consider yourself a writer, just write. That's what Gran did for years on a notepad, often on the subway going to and from her job at the famous Strand bookstore in New York City before her first novel, "Saturn's Return to New York," was published in 2001. Working at the Strand was like going to graduate school for books, says Gran, who sorted through thousands of paperbacks during her shifts. "It always cracks me up when people romanticize books and talk about them in this flowery way - 'Oh, I love the smell of books,'" she says sipping on an iced tea at Fix coffee shop in Echo Park.
WORLD
May 30, 2013 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
SULTAN KHEYL, Afghanistan - Highway 1 runs like a broken spine through Wardak province. Even with its potholes and cracked asphalt, it is a lifeline for soldiers and civilians alike. The dusty highway links Wardak to Kabul, the capital, about an hour northeast. For Afghans here, it's the main avenue for commerce, government and family connections. For the U.S. infantrymen of Bravo 3-15, it's ultimately their way home. In this landlocked nation, the most cost-effective way out for U.S. soldiers and equipment is Highway 1 to the capital.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Most of the attention on John Fogerty's just-released album “Wrote a Song for Everyone” understandably surrounds the updated versions of many of his Creedence Clearwater Revival classics with duet partners such as the Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Seger and Brad Paisley. But the good news for longtime Fogerty-watchers comes with the two new songs he delivers on his own, “Mystic Highway” and   “Train of Fools,” which carry forward the songwriting style, infectious country-rock rhythms and evocative thematic terrain that define his heyday with Creedence four decades ago. "Mystic Highway” is being released as a single, and the video premieres Tuesday on the Country Music Television cable channel and at CMT.com, in conjunction with the album's release, Fogerty's concert Tuesday night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and his 68th birthday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | Jason Felch
Traffic along Pacific Coast Highway between the Mulholland Highway and Las Posas Road in Camarillo will be subject to delays throughout the weekend as CalTrans installs barriers to prevent falling debris from blocking the road. The 10-mile stretch of coastal highway will be subject to one-way traffic controls while a contractor installs K-rails and rock fencing along the road's steeper canyons, said CalTrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder. The Camarillo Springs fire burned foliage that secured the slopes above the highway, and crews have been clearing debris from the road since Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
The 33-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang died, and his female passenger was seriously injured, when the car veered off Highway 91 in Cerritos, crashing into a tree and wall late Friday night, the California Highway Patrol said. The male driver, Jaime Arzola of Bellflower, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger, Rubi Aidel Arzola, 31, also of Bellflower, was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from her seat. She suffered major injuries and was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2013 | By Tiffany Kelly
Officials closed off part of Angeles Crest Highway on Wednesday after a man apparently took his own life by mixing chemicals to create a toxic substance. An adult man's body was found in a vehicle around 10 a.m. Wednesday near mile marker 39.31 of Angeles Crest Highway, said Lt. Angela Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. The location where his vehicle was found is about 15 miles north of the 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge.  Officials believe the man mixed chemicals to create a poison, she said, and forest roads are closed as a precaution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Jason La
John "Rod" Rodrigues photographed this scene of Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu, which he regularly passes on his daily commute, on March 2. "I decided to stop and watch the sun go down this particular night and tried a few long exposures before heading home," he said.  Rodrigues used a Canon EOS 50D. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning will celebrate completion of the state's first highway tunnels in nearly 50 years -- and commuters should be gliding through the engineering wonder on the San Mateo County coast early Tuesday. The $439-million dual tunnels at Devil's Slide between Pacifica and Montara were funded entirely by the federal government and came after decades of community debate. A citizens movement successfully defeated an earlier Caltrans proposal to build a four-lane freeway bypass that crtitics said would have opened the coast to new development.
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