April 1, 2014 |
SANTIAGO, Chile - A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile's northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides and cutting power for thousands of people. A fireman and an elderly heart attack victim were among five people reported dead from the quake, but authorities had yet to assess widespread damage. Evacuations were ordered in expectation of waves as high as 16 feet along the Pacific coast of Chile, neighboring Peru and elsewhere.
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December 3, 2013 |
Over the decades, the city of Los Angeles has named more than 1,000 architectural and historic landmarks: the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, the Theme Building at LAX, the entry gates of Chinatown. And now it has Der Wienerschnitzel. On Tuesday, the City Council added the nondescript, flat-roofed drive-through, the first of the more than 350 opened by the Wienerschnitzel chain, to its registry of historic-cultural monuments. Less than 600 square feet in size, the Wienerschnitzel outlet in Wilmington isn't much to look at. It's emblazoned in the colors of ketchup and mustard.
October 23, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - The Pacific coast of Mexico, still smarting from the battering it took from a tropical storm last month, appears to have dodged another assault as a powerful storm moved away from the coast early Wednesday. Conagua, the Mexican water commission, announced that the storm, formerly known as Hurricane Raymond, had been reclassified as a tropical storm. It was about 155 miles southwest of the resort city of Zihuatanejo Wednesday morning, and was moving west-southwest away from the coast at a clip of about 8 mph. In the state of Guerrero - home to both Zihuatanejo and Acapulco - officials were particularly relieved.
October 21, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- A hurricane with sustained winds of up to 120 mph was spinning off of Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, threatening to bring more suffering to a country still recovering from dozens of deaths and massive destruction caused by a combined hurricane and tropical storm last month. Hurricane Raymond, classified as a Category 3 storm, was about 125 miles south-southwest of the resort city of Zihuatanejo early Monday morning, its eye approximately 12 miles wide, according to Conagua, Mexico's national water commission.
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October 2, 2013 |
The California Highway Patrol is telling morning commuters to avoid Pacific Coast Highway near Topanga Wednesday morning after a woman was critically injured in an accident. All eastbound and westbound traffic near Coastline Drive was expected to be closed until about 7 a.m., CHP officials said, as authorities investigate the crash. Eastbound traffic on PCH was being diverted north on Topanga Canyon Road, with westbound PCH traffic diverted onto Sunset Boulevard. “Just avoid it,” said CHP Officer Jennifer Cassidy.
October 2, 2013 |
The park is named after the late actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who played the comic sidekick Pancho in the 1950s Western TV series "The Cisco Kid. " Located along Pacific Coast Highway near the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, it has doubled for Iwo Jima, the Caribbean and Hawaii. For six decades, Leo Carrillo State Park has been one of the most popular beaches, not only for Los Angeles residents but for location scouts. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments From "Grease" to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Letters From Iwo Jima," the scenic stretch of beach has been featured in countless movies, TV shows and commercials.