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May 6, 1988 | ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writer
Owners of the fire-scarred First Interstate Bank building said Thursday that it appeared the downtown Los Angeles skyscraper escaped serious structural damage but announced that it could take up to two months before bank employees and other tenants on the lower 21 floors are allowed to return. "An awful lot of the infrastructure has to be put back in place," said Harold J. Meyerman, president of First Interstate Bank Ltd., half-owners of the structure, after inspecting the 62-story high-rise.
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WORLD
April 2, 2014 | By Fabioloa Gutierrez and Chris Kraul
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet toured northern Chile on Wednesday, inspecting the damage from a magnitude 8.2 earthquake the night before that left six people dead and forced the evacuation of about 900,000 others but which apparently caused less damage than feared. At first glance Wednesday morning, damage to northern coastal cities near the epicenter seemed to be minor, according to local news reports and government officials. There were scattered fires caused by gas leaks and some structural damage to homes and businesses but apparently little devastation in the vicinity of Pisagua, near the offshore epicenter of the quake.
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SPORTS
December 27, 2001 | Tim Brown
Laker center Shaquille O'Neal has no structural damage in his left foot, according to a CT scan taken Wednesday morning, leaving his arthritic right big toe and sore small left toe as the obstacles to his return. An MRI exam taken at the same time confirmed O'Neal's primary nuisance, the arthritis that has occasionally flared over the last two or three years. He was put on the injured list Tuesday, apparently at his request, so will sit out at least five games and return Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
There have been hundreds of aftershocks from Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, which experts said is what they expected. The aftershocks are declining in frequency. The largest was a 4.1 temblor that hit Rowland Heights on Saturday afternoon. Many of the smaller ones likely were not felt. Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said Saturday that scientists can't predict where earthquakes will go. “We just have to watch what happens,” Hauksson said. PHOTOS: 5.1 quake rattles L.A., Orange County There is precedent for earthquake aftershocks jumping faults.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1994 | TOMMY LI
Glendale sustained $15 million in structural damage from the Northridge quake, leaving about 600 people without homes, officials said. "I'm one of the ones that was left on the streets and finding I cannot go home," said Stephanie Avila, 34, who was reading a newspaper Wednesday outside a makeshift shelter at the National Guard armory in Glendale.
NEWS
February 9, 1994 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In twin jolts to earthquake-battered Cal State Northridge, engineers Tuesday discovered serious structural damage that will probably delay the reopening of the Oviatt Library, the campus' centerpiece building, and administrators discovered rain damage to some of the library's most prized books. University officials had been talking of reopening the 220,000-square-foot library on a limited basis by mid-March, only a month after resumption of classes, which is planned for next Monday.
SPORTS
October 19, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE
Thoroughbred racing at Bay Meadows was postponed Wednesday and today until engineers at the track on the San Francisco Peninsula can determine the amount of structural damage caused by Tuesday's earthquake. Bay Meadows, which is located in San Mateo, a few miles south of San Francisco International Airport, doesn't race on Tuesdays. Structural damage to the track's grandstand is believed to be minor, a spokesman at the track said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
The argument on whether to preserve the downtown "Jesus Saves" church escalated Wednesday at a meeting of the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission over how badly damaged the old building was left by the Oct. 1 earthquake. In a related development, the Church of the Open Door, which owns the landmark structure, confirmed that it has entered escrow for a sale to a would-be developer.
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December 26, 2000 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Christmas Day brush fire fanned by 20-mph winds blackened 200 acres near the Antelope Valley Freeway on Monday before it was brought under control at dusk, Los Angeles County fire officials said. The blaze broke out around 3:25 p.m. in a rocky, brush-covered area near the freeway and Soledad Canyon Road, said Capt. Brian Jordan of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. No injuries or damage to homes was reported. At the fire's peak, 300 firefighters from L.A. County and the U.S.
SPORTS
September 5, 2011 | Wire reports
Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens visited knee specialist Richard Steadman on Sunday and was told that he had no structural damage in his right knee. However, MLB.com reported Monday that Jurrjens was told not to throw from a mound for two more weeks and that there was "very little reason to think Jurrjens would be ready to pitch at the start of the playoffs. " Jurrjens' Sunday start was scratched after he felt constant discomfort, which may have caused him to be roughed up in three of four starts since returning from the disabled list in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Officials in Northern Orange County spent Sunday assessing the damage from Friday's magnitude 5.1 earthquake. The temblor caused damage to businesses -- mostly spilled merchandise and a few shattered windows. Friday night, dozens of dwellings were red-tagged as officials looked for structural damage. Officials in the cities hardest hit -- Fullerton, Brea and La Habra -- have not yet released damage estimates. It appears the damage was modest, and there were no serious injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
As a plume of smoke rose from a one-car garage in Santa Ana on Monday morning, neighbors who knew that a family lived inside rushed to pry open its door. The family of three or four people, some of them children, was able to escape by exiting through the house, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. The 7:50 a.m. blaze in the 1200 block of South Magnolia Avenue was probably sparked by a cellphone charger that short-circuited, he said. Neighbors who were unaware the family had escaped tried frantically to open the garage's tightly shut doors as they called 911. “The garage was secure, so the neighbors couldn't get in from the outside; and even if the fire started inside the house, they could be trapped because it has no windows,” Concialdi said.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | Virgina Ellis and David Ferrell, Times Staff Writers
With sobering force, Monday's earthquake devastated much of Southern California's massive roadway system, causing officials to begin reassessing a $1.5-billion reinforcement program designed to prevent the state's highways from buckling under seismic stress. The magnitude 6.6 quake caught state highway engineers in the midst of a costly program to reinforce or retrofit key freeway bridges and interchanges that were considered vulnerable to large temblors. Despite that program, portions of six freeways were closed because of structural damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Irfan Khan, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Three Santa Ana residents were being treated for burn injuries and smoke inhalation Thursday after a fire ripped through their two-story home, officials said. About 40 firefighters responded to the 1900 block of South Artesia Street around 5:45 a.m. after a fire broke out on the lower level of a home, according to Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. A mother and father were sleeping downstairs while their son and his wife slept upstairs. When the fire broke out, the father ran outside to grab a garden hose and the mother ran upstairs to wake her son and his wife, Concialdi said.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Blake Griffin said “absolutely” that he was nervous when he went down during the Clippers' intrasquad scrimmage Wednesday night that resulted in a left knee bone bruise. But after getting an MRI that revealed no structural damage to the knee, Griffin said Friday he was feeling fine. “In terms of injury, it's not even really that bad,” Griffin said. “Bone bruises, I'm good with bone bruises. Me and bone bruises are on good terms. It's really about pain management.” Griffin said the team doctors worked on his knee for about an hour after he got the MRI Monday night, doing “stuff with my feet and taking tension off the knees.” “Both of my knees actually feel better,” Griffin said.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during Wednesday night's intra-squad scrimmage. The team said Griffin got a precautionary MRI Wednesday night that showed no structural damage to the knee. Griffin didn't practice Thursday, and there is no timetable for his return to practice. Griffin was injured while driving to the basket after he was fouled by Lou Admundson. Griffin stayed down on the court for a while before getting up to shoot two free throws.
SPORTS
May 10, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers announced that Blake Griffin got an MRI exam on his sprained left knee Thursday that revealed no structural damage to the knee and that he will be a game-time decision for Game 6 on Friday night against the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center. The Clippers also said that Chris Paul, who strained his right hip flexor in Game 5, also will be a game-time decision in the best-of-seven series that the Clippers lead, 3-2, and can close out with a victory. Griffin was injured with 1:31 left in the third quarter of Wednesday night's game in Memphis but continued to play.
SPORTS
May 10, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
It wasn't the best news, but it wasn't the worst news either. The Clippers announced Thursday afternoon that Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will be game-time decisions for Friday's Game 6 of the NBA first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies because of their injuries. Griffin had an MRI exam on his sprained left knee Thursday that the Clippers said revealed no structural damage. The All-Star power forward was injured during the third quarter of Game 5 Wednesday night in Memphis.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2013 | By Lew Sichelman
New homes are rarely perfect. Houses are giant puzzles with hundreds of parts, manufactured at different locations and carried to the building site. And try as they might to put together a flawless product, builders and their numerous subcontractors don't always get things right. Luckily, buyers are more likely to have to deal with cosmetic defects than out-and-out structural failures. Scratched refrigerators, broken bathroom tiles and faulty electrical outlets are far more prevalent than badly cracked foundations or sagging roofs.
SPORTS
March 12, 2013 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
When the Clippers got the news on the injury front Monday, there was a sigh of relief. The team learned that Caron Butler didn't suffer any structural damage to his left elbow, although an MRI exam revealed Monday that the small forward does have an elbow strain. Coach Vinny Del Negro said Butler will be out "approximately a week" because of the injury. Guard Jamal Crawford , after sitting out the last two games because of a sore left ankle, practiced some Monday and there is a good chance that he will play Wednesday when the Clippers play host to the Memphis Grizzlies.
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