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January 18, 1994 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A massive scoreboard above Anaheim Stadium's left-field stands collapsed during Monday's earthquake, crushing hundreds of seats and strewing metal debris over others. The Sony "Jumbotron," about 800 square feet in area and weighing 17.5 tons, broke from its moorings atop the stadium's roof and landed in a partially upright position in the upper deck, taking a portion of the roof with it. Late Monday morning, the board was held precariously in place at a 45-degree angle by some of its beams.
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March 29, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun, Paloma Esquivel and Catherine Saillant
When the first jolt hit, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed. As Sebourn rushed his screaming girls toward the door, another violent lurch knocked the mayor and one of his daughters to the floor. Sebourn skinned his knee and his daughter bumped her head on a door jamb. On Saturday, the mayor was thankful their injuries weren't worse. "It's the strongest jolt I've ever felt, and I've been in the same town for 41 years," he said.
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February 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A series of storm systems hitting Southern California has prompted a high-surf advisory in Los Angeles County, with forecasters warning of possible beach erosion and high tides that could cause property damage. The advisory is slated to be in effect until at 5 p.m. Sunday, said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. In addition to potential property damage, the high surf could create strong and dangerous rip tides, Seto said, as well as waves that can suddenly wash people off of rocks and jetties, known as sneaker waves.
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March 29, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun and Catherine Saillant
A series of temblors, punctuated by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake Friday night near La Habra, did more than just rattle nerves a few miles away in Fullerton, where residents had to deal with no water service, property damage and, in some cases, finding other accommodations. Throughout the city, crews were working to repair broken water mains, leaking gas lines and other damage. At least seven 8-inch water mains were broken, leaving an estimated 100 homes and businesses without water Saturday morning, officials said.
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February 22, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Are flooding and mudslides covered by most common homeowners insurance policies? No. Standard homeowners insurance covers rain and wind damage but not property ruined by flooding, landslides or mud. The rule of thumb is that if the damage is caused by falling rain, it's covered; if it's caused by rising water, it's not. Flood insurance is available but takes 30 days to activate and costs $300 to $600 a year, according to the Insurance Information Network of California.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Property damage claims filed against Manville Corp. calling for removal of asbestos insulation total $69 billion, the corporation says. The total comes from 9,500 suits seeking specific damages out of some 11,000 property damage claims filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court here by a March 1 deadline, company spokesman Cliff Bowers said Monday.
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April 29, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Inspectors found toppled chimneys and minor structural cracks Saturday in an area on the east side of San Francisco Bay rocked by two moderate earthquakes. The jolts, which struck along the southern end of the small Concord fault Friday night, measured 4.6 and 4.3 and were followed by several smaller temblors, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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March 9, 2000 | From Reuters
A tornado swept through part of Milwaukee on Wednesday, injuring at least 16 people, damaging a commercial area and lifting some homes off their foundations. The twister touched down on Milwaukee's far south side, damaging areas there and in the neighboring community of St. Francis, not far from Mitchell International Airport. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's office said none of the 16 injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Damage, however, was extensive.
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September 15, 1988 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that owners of homes near Burbank Airport cannot sue the airport for property damage caused by aircraft noise, dealing a severe blow to aircraft noise protesters and boosting plans for a larger airport terminal. Although the opinion by Judge Robert I.
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August 9, 1998 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
Two former Simi Valley residents are suing Metrolink and its operator for allegedly causing their house to flood so badly during a February storm that they can no longer live in it. In a suit filed Friday in Ventura County Superior Court, Gary and Deborah Moss are seeking unspecified damages from the Southern California Regional Railroad Authority, which runs Metrolink, for the losses caused by the river of mud that swept into their home last winter.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Ride-sharing company Uber is upping the ante in its drive to persuade government regulators that the public is protected when its drivers are between fares. Uber announced Friday that it was closing a so-called insurance gap in its service. The company has been insuring its drivers when carrying Uber passengers. Now it says it is providing contingency insurance that covers property damage and injuries caused by an Uber driver even when he or she is between fares.
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March 1, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson and Jean Merl
A new round of thunderstorms moved into the Southern California region early Saturday afternoon, snarling traffic, threatening mudslides and opening a large sinkhole on a busy Los Angeles street. The heavy band of rain was expected to drench coastal and valley areas throughout the day, while forecasters predicted intermittent showers until the storm moves out of the region on Sunday afternoon. The storm was expected to dump another one to two inches of rain in coastal areas and another two to six inches in mountain and foothill regions.
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February 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A series of storm systems hitting Southern California has prompted a high-surf advisory in Los Angeles County, with forecasters warning of possible beach erosion and high tides that could cause property damage. The advisory is slated to be in effect until at 5 p.m. Sunday, said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. In addition to potential property damage, the high surf could create strong and dangerous rip tides, Seto said, as well as waves that can suddenly wash people off of rocks and jetties, known as sneaker waves.
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February 27, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Ari Bloomekatz
The sun may have been shining in Glendora on Thursday morning, but crews continued to work in 12-hour shifts to fill sandbags and lay concrete K-rails along the base of the fire-charred foothills.  "We're preparing for the worst, hoping for the best," Glendora City Manager Chris Jeffers said. "We can't prevent it; Mother Nature is gonna do what Mother Nature is gonna do. " Since Wednesday, crews have been working around the clock filling the sandbags and distributing them to locals.
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October 8, 2013 | Adolfo Flores
A 266-foot experimental airship that is being constructed inside an enormous World War II-era blimp hangar in Tustin was damaged Monday when a portion of the structure's roof collapsed. Falling wood from the roof struck the $35-million airship, a prototype being built under a government contract, and caused a blast of helium to be released, forcing the evacuation of the area. Officials with Worldwide Aeros Corp. said the damage to the airship is "repairable" but declined to be specific.
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July 28, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Unruly crowds in Huntington Beach damaged property and clashed with police Sunday night following the close of a major surf competition. Witnesses said a rowdy group of young men threw bottles, tipped over portable toilets and looted at least one store before police dressed in riot gear quelled the disturbance. Witnesses said police used tear gas and non-lethal projectiles to clear the crowds. Police said the unrest began when a fight broke out at about 7 p.m., shortly after the conclusion of the eight-day U.S. Open of Surfing, which brought thousands of spectators to the Huntington Beach boardwalk.
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February 1, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN
The city of San Fernando estimates it suffered $31.5 million in private property damage after the Jan. 17 earthquake, including potentially crippling blows to 63 buildings and serious damage to 835 others. "It seems like a lot of damage," City Administrator Mary Strenn said after releasing the first official figures Monday. "But when you look at our city compared to communities like Northridge, we came out OK." Besides the private property damage, San Fernando suffered $1.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Nobody is sure why deer bound onto rural roads, offering themselves as sacrificial lambs to unsuspecting motorists and causing crashes that take lives nationwide every year. But a Wyoming researcher, Morgan Graham, wants to find a way to prevent such crashes. Graham, with the Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools, is the lead investigator in a study with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to determine whether new high-tech highway reflectors can prevent collisions between vehicles and deer.
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November 18, 2012 | Tina Susman
Bill Diffendale's grandparents used to come here at the turn of the century, when the only access to Breezy Point was via boat and when most visitors pitched tents in the sand. Diffendale's father met his mother here in the 1950s. Years later, Diffendale met his wife here, and like earlier generations, he embraced the community of narrow lanes and bungalows painted the colors of the sea: green, blue and stormy gray. His neighbor Mary Bosch met her husband here. Scott Winik's wife came here as an infant.
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