March 14, 2001 |
On Aug. 1, 1988, scores of Los Angeles police officers descended on two apartment buildings on the corner of 39th Street and Dalton Avenue in southwest Los Angeles. It was an all-out search for drugs and a massive show of force designed to deliver a strong message to the gangs.
September 5, 2007 |
You want to fight Caltrans? Good luck. Just ask Celeste Malott, who has been wrangling with the nation's largest road building agency since last October over what she considered some negligent road work in Topanga. The family's 2006 Mini Cooper sustained what she says was $1,750 in damage when it hit a 4-inch perpendicular cut in the pavement that took out two tires and two rims. Caltrans was repaving Highway 27 near the entrance to her neighborhood.
February 17, 1988 |
An earthquake measured at 3.2 on the Richter scale jolted the three-state corner of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia on Tuesday. Residents reported minor property damage but no injuries, authorities said.
October 28, 1989 |
Insured property damage caused by Hurricane Jerry earlier this month is estimated at $35 million, the American Insurance Services Group reported Friday.
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June 4, 2005 |
Friday, Laguna Beach went home and not just for the pets. Bobby Lockhart went after the surfboards. Trapped in his ruined Bluebird Canyon home was surfer gold: 350 surfboards that one expert called "the definitive collection." Most were stuck in a downstairs storeroom of his house, so damaged by Wednesday's landslide that it was deemed unsafe and uninhabitable.
March 11, 2013 |
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.
July 20, 1994 |
Engineers on Tuesday sifted through the debris of what had been billed as the world's tallest sign, trying to determine why the $4-million structure crumpled during a vicious storm. The top quarter of the 362-foot-tall sign atop the Las Vegas Hilton came crashing to the ground Monday night as winds of 78 m.p.h. raked the Las Vegas Valley. The marquee was designed to withstand winds of 130 m.p.h., a spokeswoman for the builder said.
March 15, 1994 |
In a decision that angered many Los Angeles-area veterans, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown announced Monday that the quake-damaged Sepulveda VA hospital will be demolished and replaced with a $65-million outpatient care center. The 431-bed federal hospital has been closed since the Jan. 17 temblor wrecked operating rooms, knocked out heat and water supplies and littered corridors with broken glass, forcing the evacuation of 331 patients.
February 1, 1990 |
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that the landmark California Art Preservation Act--enacted a decade ago to protect artworks from unauthorized alteration or destruction--is powerless to prevent demolition or painting over of murals. But in issuing the ruling, Judge Harvey A. Schneiderman observed that there is virtually no case law to act as a road map for judges called on to adjudicate cases of mural destruction and urged artists and their lawyers to appeal.
October 17, 1999 |
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Mojave Desert northwest of Twentynine Palms early Saturday, knocking an Amtrak passenger train off its tracks and damaging two highway bridges, but otherwise causing remarkably little harm and no deaths. Four people on Amtrak's Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles were injured, none seriously, when the temblor--the fourth strongest in Southern California this century--rocked the region at 2:46 a.m.