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September 9, 2010
Despite the recent massive recalls of eggs due to salmonella contamination, frittatas are thought to be safe because the eggs are thoroughly cooked. To be even safer, avoid eggs that were packed by the involved farms; they may be sold under a range of labels including: Lucerne, Albertson's, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Keep eggs refrigerated. Don't use any eggs coming from cracked shells. And of course, keep all work surfaces clean and wash your hands thoroughly after using raw eggs.
April 22, 2014 | By Raja Abdulrahim
The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency. The findings underscore the obstacles facing the WFP, which is the major distributor of food aid in Syria, in getting help to rebel-held areas. Many of those zones are under frequent bombardment by Syrian forces, making access dangerous for aid workers and their drivers.
January 7, 2012
In his new spending plan, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed further cuts in state health and social programs. Some examples: $946.2 million from welfare $842.3 million from Medi-Cal $446.9 million from child care $163.8 million from in-home health aid Source: California Department of Finance
April 19, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal investigators said, the 56-year-old engineer sped through a series of yellow and red signals warning him to slow down and stop for a Los Angeles-bound train moving slowly onto a side track. The 83-mph collision killed Hall and two crewmen.
September 2, 2012
Re "Fines would rise for phone misuse," Aug. 29 In addition to raising the fines for using cellphones while driving, it should be mandatory for all who are cited to see photos of actual accidents that were caused by drivers who were using cellphones. As a former casualty adjuster I can verify that seeing the results of distracted driving have the intended response. I never use a cellphone while driving. It's too scary to think I could be responsible for such loss. Susan Little Cerritos The Times' article on fines for cellphone violations was incomplete, since it failed to note that every fine in California is increased by mandatory assessments.
January 18, 2013
Re "USC curbs access to help safety," Jan. 16 Your article came across as highly critical of USC's decision to close the campus to outsiders from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., as it is an apparent inconvenience to the public wishing to transgress its borders at will. The university sits on private property and has a right to control access. It further has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for its students, faculty and staff. If the surrounding community is threatening, local leaders should clean up the neighborhood so that it would not be necessary to shut out nearby residents.
December 10, 2013
Re "Overreacting to e-cigarettes," Editorial, Dec. 5 Granted, more conclusive research is needed on e-cigarettes. However, instead of allowing their unrestricted use until research proves that they are harmful to non-users, their use should be restricted until research proves that they are not harmful to those who don't smoke. Charles Wilson Oxnard ALSO: Letters: A classroom lesson on education Letters: How to feed Hollywood's homeless Letters: Christianity, Christmas and Sarah Palin
June 29, 2012 | Bloomberg News
U.S. regulators warned manufacturers of so-called light-sport aircraft that many of them are violating safety standards and could be shut down. Most makers aren't following rules that were streamlined to help a struggling industry, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a Federal Register filing Thursday. Manufacturers audited by the agency couldn't prove that planes were properly built and inspected, and weren't able to notify plane owners of safety directives, the FAA said.
December 17, 2000 | Associated Press
The Seattle Seahawks turned Ricky Watters' fumble into an improbable safety with 2:24 to go as they rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders, 27-24, Saturday. Watters had a 53-yard run before Charles Woodson knocked the ball out of his hands at the Seattle 25. Strong safety Marquez Pope recovered the ball at the two, but slid into the end zone, where he was touched down by Seahawk wide receiver James Williams for a safety that cut Oakland's lead to 24-21.
January 26, 2012 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
A new proposal to toughen the Food and Drug Administration's power to regulate dietary supplements has the makers of vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts up in arms. But an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine says the drug-safety agency's proposed new powers do not go nearly far enough. To expand its current $28-billion-a-year market, the dietary supplements industry is widely devising and selling formulations that use "novel" products -- minerals, plants, or amino acids that appear newly promising, which have not circulated widely in the United States before, or which are offered in "mega-doses" much higher than have been customarily used in supplements.
April 18, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb has gone viral -- just for giving the in-flight safety briefing on a recent flight. Cobb's one-liners delivered with impeccable comic timing sent a YouTube video of her hilarious instructions into the stratosphere. By Thursday, it had 8.7 million views and counting -- and it's just one of the funny ways that flight attendants and airlines bring new life to stale safety briefings. Cobb had a planeload of fliers in stitches. Here's the YouTube video posted Saturday and some of her best quips: "As you know, it's a no-smoking, no-whining, no-complaining flight.
April 18, 2014 | By Gary Klein
With USC preparing for its final spring practice Saturday at the Coliseum, Coach Steve Sarkisian on Friday released a depth chart that will look entirely different in the fall. More than 20 players -- including starters such as defensive lineman Leonard Williams, cornerback Josh Shaw and safety Su'a Cravens -- have been sidelined for all or part of spring workouts. They are among those not included on the depth chart. Sarkisian this week announced that Cody Kessler was the starting quarterback.
April 14, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors Puig was smuggled out of Cuba by members of a Mexican drug cartel. There were rumors he still owed the smugglers money, and that his life could be in jeopardy. There was talk about Puig being essentially owned by a Miami businessman with a criminal record who hired those smugglers in exchange for 20% of the ballplayer's future earnings.
April 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and John M. Glionna
Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land. The cattle ranch's owner, Cliven Bundy, and hundreds of armed supporters had threatened to forcefully keep Bureau of Land Management employees from rounding up the approximately 900 cattle. Nearly 400 of the cattle had been seized during the past week. They were being held nearby and could be sent to Utah, authorities said.
April 11, 2014 | By Rong Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia, Doug Smith
Mayor Eric Garcetti wants buildings across Los Angeles to be graded for their seismic safety in an ambitious plan to help residents understand the earthquake risks of their office buildings and apartments. Garcetti announced what would be the nation's first seismic safety grading system for buildings during his State of the City address Thursday, when he also for the first time said he supports some type of mandatory retrofitting of older buildings that have a risk of collapse in a major earthquake.
April 11, 2014 | By Dan Weikel and Ralph Vartabedian
State and federal investigators probing the cause of the fiery collision between a FedEx big rig and a charter bus in Northern California will delve into a wide range of factors from the health and rest of the truck driver to emergency exits and fire protection for bus passengers. "This is a very significant and unfortunate tragedy," said Jim Hall, a transportation safety consultant and former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. "The NTSB is going to have its hands full on this one. " Although the cause of the accident has yet to be determined, Hall and other safety advocates say it could focus new attention on the NTSB's efforts to improve bus safety and the behind-the-scenes battle over safety standards for motor coaches and other commercial vehicles.
November 25, 2004
RE "On Scent, We've Barely Scratched the Surface" [Nov. 4] and the letters readers wrote in response: Consumers can rest assured that fragrances and fragrance ingredients are safe. The ingredients used to make fragrances have been extensively researched and evaluated for safety. Fragrance ingredients have a long history of safe use extending back hundreds of years. Fragrance makers are committed to ensuring the safety of their products. They are required by law to test and document the safety of their ingredients.
August 15, 2012 | By Chris Foster
The UCLA Bruins were thin at the two safety positions when Coach Jim Mora was hired, and got thinner when Dietrich Riley was lost for the season after neck surgery and Alex Mascarenas was forced to take a medical retirement. But after nearly two weeks of camp, the Bruins appear to be in better shape. All it took was a little tinkering with the roster. Andrew Abbott, a cornerback the last three seasons, was moved to safety in spring. Anthony Jefferson  shifted over from cornerback last week.
April 11, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia, Doug Smith
Mayor Eric Garcetti wants buildings across Los Angeles to be graded for their seismic safety as part of an ambitious plan to help residents understand the earthquake risks of their office buildings and apartments. Garcetti announced what would be the nation's first seismic safety grading system for buildings during his State of the City address Thursday, when he also for the first time said he supports some type of mandatory retrofitting of older buildings that have a risk of collapse in a major earthquake.
April 11, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
RIO DE JANEIRO - As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have established a permanent presence in many of the city's slums, and attempted to replace sporadic, war-like operations against criminals with numbers-based community policing. Now, some of the city's slums, known as favelas , are considered safe for tourists.
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