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March 6, 2011 | By Duke Helfand, Los Angeles Times
Northern and Southern California have long argued over which one has the best sports teams, nicer climate and most stunning scenery. When it comes to healthcare, however, there's little debate: It costs a lot less to be hospitalized in the Southland. On average, hospitals in Northern California's six most populous counties collect 56% more revenue per patient per day from insurance companies and patients than hospitals in Southern California's six largest counties, according to a Times analysis of state records.
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March 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
After a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California, Humboldt County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Knight said Monday the region "dodged a bullet. " "We had some alarms go off and other than that we dodged a bullet," Knight said. "This easily could have been a catastrophe that could have caused a lot of damage," he told the Times-Standard . The earthquake is the largest to hit the West Coast since the magnitude 7.2 Baja California quake in 2010. FULL COVERAGE: California earthquake safety The temblor, which struck less than 55 miles from McKinleyville, Fortuna, Eureka and Ferndale, was followed by at least 13 aftershocks as large as magnitude 4.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey . Sgt. Brian Stephens of the Eureka Police Department said as of about 6:15 a.m. Monday that "we have not had one report of damage anywhere in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Shelby Grad
 Here are some facts about Sunday's 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Northern California: Q: How big was this earthquake? A: It was a major earthquake, larger in magnitude than the destructive 1994 Northridge quake, which was magnitude 6.7. In California the two most recent larger quakes were the 1999 Hector Mine temblor, magnitude 7.1, and the 1992 Landers quake, which was magnitude 7.3. In 2005, there was an offshore quake in Northern California...
NEWS
February 4, 1991 | Associated Press
Rain fell in Northern California for the second straight day Sunday as new storms approached the Pacific Coast with the promise of more of the unfamiliar wet stuff. Rain from the new system was expected to spread to the Tehachapis by Tuesday morning, bringing a slight chance of showers in the Los Angeles area. The National Weather Service said rain was expected to be heavy at times in the north. Another front was expected in Northern California by the end of the week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish. Scientists last year published this grim scenario for a massive rupture along the Cascadia fault system, which runs 700 miles off shore from Northern California to Vancouver Island.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1998
Companies with Northern California headquarters ranked by analysts' mean estimates of annualized growth in earnings per share over the next three to five years. At least four analysts must cover a company for it to be listed. *--* Proj. Yrs. of Last No. of annlzd. positive qrtly. anal- Name Ticker EPS gr. EPS EPS ysts 1 Penederm DERM 100% 0 --$0.58 4 2 Yahoo YHOO 68 0 0.08 17 3 Network Appliance NTAP 60 2 0.17 5 4 Advanced Fibre Communic. AFCI 54 3 0.15 11 5 BroadVision BVSN 50 0 --0.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Details of where nearly 9 million pounds of beef products recalled Saturday by a Northern California slaughtering plant were sold were scarce Monday, but a preliminary list of retailers shows that many were Latino meat markets. Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma on Saturday announced a recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef products processed at its plant over the last year and sold in California and three other states. They included whole carcasses, beef tongue, head, tripe and oxtail - cuts of meat widely used in Latino cuisine.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
JetBlue's GoPack ticket offer is back with 10 one-way flights between Long Beach and San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento for $999 plus tax. Fliers may purchase GoPack bulk tickets until March 31 and must travel by June 17. Here's how it works: JetBlue provides promo codes that fliers can use as late as up to 90 minutes before takeoff to book a flight. And you can share the codes with friends and family members too. Blackout dates are April 11-28 for the intra-California flights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
The skinny rings of ancient giant sequoias and foxtail pines hold a lesson that Californians are learning once again this winter: It can get very dry, sometimes for a single parched year, sometimes for withering decades. Drought has settled over the state like a dusty blanket, leaving much of the landscape a dreary brown. Receding reservoirs have exposed the ruins of long-forgotten towns. Some cities are rationing supplies and banning outdoor watering. Many growers are expecting no irrigation deliveries from the big government water projects that turned the state's belly into the nation's produce market.
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