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.
August 27, 2013 |
The nation's largest rocket is ready to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base north of Santa Barbara, carrying a massive, top-secret spy satellite for the federal government. As early as 10:52 a.m. Wednesday, the 235-foot Delta IV Heavy rocket will lift off from the base's Space Launch Complex 6, leaving a thick white plume over the Pacific. The rocket, the tallest ever to be launched from the base, is set to place a classified spacecraft into polar orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office, the covert umbrella agency that operates spy satellites.
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July 26, 2013 |
Two pedestrians were injured in a hit-and-run accident Friday night that forced the shutdown of a section of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, authorities said. The pedestrians were crossing the highway in Malibu around 8:30 p.m. when they were hit, according L.A. County Sherrif's Lt. Robert Wiard. One of the victims was a 54-year-old woman and the other a 4-year-old boy, according to KTLA-TV (Channel 5). Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Wiard said. At least one person was airlifted to a hospital.