March 28, 2014 |
A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Friday evening zero miles from La Habra, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:05 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Brea, two miles from Rowland Heights and four miles from Fullerton. In the last 10 days, there have been four earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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March 23, 2014 |
A strike planned this week by 13,000 UC hospital technical workers was averted with the announcement Sunday of a tentative four-year contract agreement. The pact between UC and the AFSCME 3299 union concludes more than a year of tense negotiations and means that UC's five major medical centers and numerous health clinics around the state will operate as normal Monday. Up until the agreement, the union for respiratory therapists, operating room technicians and radiology workers had threatened to start a five-day strike Monday and the university had been prepared to hire replacement workers, potentially costing millions of dollars.
March 21, 2014 |
Thanks for the nightmares, Shonda Rhimes. As alarmingly commonplace as murder is on “Scandal,” it's rarely ever depicted as gruesomely or disturbingly as it is in the closing minutes of Thursday's episode, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.” Shot in the back as he runs away from Jake, James lies in the street experiencing what is very clearly a slow and painful death. But his assassin, rather than leaving him there to suffer alone, shows some mercy. Jake sits calmly by James' side, soothing him as he expires.
March 21, 2014 |
A lesbian couple in Michigan who have lived together for eight years have the right to marry, a federal judge ruled, finding that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. In striking down the ban, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman became the ninth federal judge to strike down state gay marriage bans in successive cases. Since December, judges in Texas, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia have found gay marriage bans unconstitutional. "Many Michigan residents have religious convictions whose principles govern the conduct of their daily lives and inform their own viewpoints about marriage," Friedman wrote in his ruling issued late Friday.