November 11, 2007 |
Even as the devastating wildfires smoldered in Southern California, some homeowners' concerns already had shifted to another threat: landslides. Charred hillsides stripped of vegetation can't hold water. So, residents lucky enough to escape the fires still could see their homes fall victim to a torrent of soil, rocks and mud once the winter rains arrive. What many of them may not know is that most homeowner insurance policies don't cover landslides, mudslides or sinkholes.
March 3, 1998 |
Not all the men's basketball teams in that sink hole known as the Big West Conference Western Division can claim they met expectations this season, but UC Irvine can. Pacific is a no-brainer. The defending conference champion (21-8, 14-2), with a future lottery pick in 7-foot center Michael Olowokandi, lost their first two conference games, then made mincemeat out of the mice in the division. Then there are the others. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1986 |
Seeking to "put the brakes . . . on a runaway locomotive," three San Diego lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday aimed at ensuring that public funds are not used to cover millions of dollars in projected cost overruns for the waterfront convention center.
June 25, 1987 |
A snag has developed in the first Eric Dickerson "Just Say No To Drugs" Celebrity Golf Classic at Encino Golf Course. There are no celebrities. "We thought they would be there," said Al Goldfarb, public relations director for the Department of Recreation and Parks. "Rather than proceeding, we have decided to put it off to a date when more celebrities are available." The fund-raising event, scheduled for Saturday, has been put off indefinitely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1987 |
Some motorists stopped by the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles began getting something in addition to the usual citations Tuesday. It's been legal to go 65 m.p.h. on a few highways in California since last June, but not many drivers seemed to know where the legal areas are--and fewer still had any idea of how to find out. So the Greater Los Angeles Motor Car Dealers Assn. had some maps printed--10,000 of them for a test--with 65 m.p.h. zones in red.
April 29, 2010 |
NEW YORK (AP) -- You've heard the horror stories of airline passengers stranded on the tarmac for hours without food or water or even sanitary bathroom conditions. Or worse, you've lived the experience. You wondered, why is this allowed to happen? After years of sparring between passenger advocates and defiant airlines, the government has stepped in. Starting Thursday, U.S. airlines will have to let passengers off the plane after three hours or face potentially huge fines. But depending on the airport you're at and the decisions made by pilots, passengers will have different experiences with the rule.
August 3, 1990 |
Albert is laid out on the sidewalk with blood streaming down his face. Next to him, a puddle of blood, astonishing in its quantity and redness, seeps toward the alley wall. Albert is almost certainly dead or dying. At least, that's the opinion of the crowd in the alley behind the Midnight Mission. "Hey, man, he's finished," says one man, stepping squeamishly away from the flowing blood. "No, no, he looks alive to me," says another. "See? The man's breathing."