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October 31, 2013 |
A state regulatory agency on Thursday gave the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 60 days to submit a plan for restoring 49 acres of wildlife habitat that it plowed under at two locations along the Los Angeles River without proper authorization. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board ordered the corps to mitigate the unauthorized dredge and fill operations at the Verdugo Wash in Glendale and Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley in a manner that will support the water quality, vegetation and wildlife that existed before they were graded.
October 28, 2013 |
Andrea Lee of Mira Costa shot a six-under 66 on Monday to finish in first place at the Southern Section Northern Individual girls' golf regional at River Ridge Golf Course. Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar was second with a 67. Erin Choi of West Torrance and Katheryn Newton of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame each shot 69. Choi was awarded third place on a card off. In the Southern Regiona l at Mile Square Golf Course, Monika Poomcharoen of Great Oak won with a 66. Brittany Farrell of Mission Viejo shot 68 and Ali Morallos of Long Beach Wilson shot 69. Eric.email@example.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 |
Federal authorities launched an inquiry Sunday into the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers who were struck by a train in the midst of a tense labor walkout that has disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands of commuters. Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board will try to determine what went wrong on the BART line in Walnut Creek where the two workers were hit Saturday afternoon as they inspected the track for defects, officials said. The deaths brought heartbreak to the labor dispute that had simmered for several months before triggering the strike Friday by a pair of unions.
October 9, 2013 |
Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature. The tropics appear most likely to be the first to shift to an unprecedented new climate, perhaps as early as the next decade, the analysis shows. The average location on Earth could experience a substantially different climate by 2047 if human beings continue to do little to rein in emissions of heat-trapping gases, the report warns.
September 28, 2013 |
"So much of who people are is expressed in their speech," dialect coach Michael Buster said. The master of many accents lent a Southern inflection to two upcoming movies: Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Cinemax's "Quarry. " Raised in Minnesota, Wisconsin and upstate New York with relatives from Illinois and eastern Kentucky, Buster, 56, grew up hearing what he describes as "that real hillbilly Southern sound and then the Northern sound. " He got involved in drama in high school and studied to be an actor at the Juilliard School and at the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 |
The first Santa Ana wind event of the season is expected to bring strong winds to parts of the Southland on Friday morning as gusts of 45 to 50 mph are expected in the Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Ventura mountains. "Gusty Santa Ana winds will develop this morning and continue through noon today. The strongest gusts will occur between 7 and 11 a.m.," according to the National Weather Service . Winds between 35 and 40 mph are expected in the Santa Clarita and Ventura County valleys, according to the weather service. Curt Kaplan, a meteorologist with the weather service, said Friday's wind event will likely be "short-lived" and of "fairly weak to a locally moderate strength.
September 16, 2013 |
Turkish authorities said Monday that they had shot down a Syrian helicopter that violated the country's airspace, news reports said. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters that Turkish fighter jets fired missiles at the helicopter after it flew slightly more than a mile into Turkey's Hatay province Monday afternoon, ignoring repeated warnings from air defense authorities. He said he did not have information on the helicopter's crew...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2013 |
STATELINE, Nev. - Almost as long as California and Nevada have shared Lake Tahoe's pricey shoreline, the two states have harbored competing visions of how best to prosper from the region's stunning natural beauty while preserving the lake's deep-azure color and remarkable clarity. At times, the disputes have flared into what Joanne Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, describes as a "red-hot crucible for debate and dissonance. " But even with that prickly history, the dispute that ended last week with a vote in the California Assembly stands out as contentious.
September 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK — As the most important two weeks of tennis each year in the United States reaches a conclusion, it's natural for Californians to let nostalgia to creep in, remembering a time when the state was a hotbed of tennis. Two decades ago, after Wimbledon in July, the tennis world migrated to California. There were women's tournaments at Stanford, Manhattan Beach and Carlsbad. (The Manhattan Beach tournament moved to Carson in 2003.) There was a men's tournament at UCLA until last year, when it was bought and moved to Colombia.
September 8, 2013
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