CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2013 |
After 10 months of preparations, demolition crews were putting bulldozers, cranes and other wrecking equipment in place Saturday afternoon in the final hours before a full-scale shutdown of a four-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway in Orange County. On an average summer weekend day, more than 300,000 vehicles zoom (or lurch) down that section of the 405 between the 605 and 22 freeways. At 9 p.m. on Saturday the 20-hour closure is scheduled to begin, forcing traffic onto the streets of Westminster and nearby neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2011 |
The deaths of two tourists at Joshua Tree National Park on Monday, believed to be the result of heat exposure, have prompted officials to heighten warnings as the region faces what could be the hottest weekend of the summer. The bodies of Augustinus Van Hove, 44, and Helena Nuellett, 38, were discovered Monday evening along a sandy, low-lying road near the eastern edge of the park, authorities said. Temperatures had soared as high as 105 that afternoon. Van Hove, a well-known music promoter in his native Netherlands, had been vacationing in the Coachella Valley with Nuellett, his girlfriend.
October 29, 2012 |
NEW YORK CITY - Stay home. Unless you live in an evacuation area. In that case, the word from officials up and down the Northeast coast was: G o before it's too late . "Get out before you can't," Connecticut's governor, Dannel Malloy, told residents of his state early Monday as Hurricane Sandy's broad bands of high wind and heavy rain began hitting the region. From coastal Virginia up through Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey -- where Sandy was expected to make landfall -- through New York, Connecticut and northward, trees bent from the wind, foam-topped gray waves crashed over boardwalks and sea walls, and millions of people nervously awaited Sandy's wrath.
June 20, 2011 |
Dear Karen: I'm in information technology, but I want to start a pruning service. Do you have any suggestions? Answer: Start by proving your concept: Is there a need for such a service? How much could you charge? What kind of hourly return is possible? Before you invest money, talk to local homeowners about this idea and write a simple business plan. Larry Cox, associate professor of entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University, warned that as a business owner you may work longer hours for less money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2013 |
Red flag warnings were issued Wednesday across Southern California as heat and dry winds were expected to turn Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys into a tinderbox. The National Weather Service said the red flag warnings would be in effect through Thursday for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys and Ventura County valleys. Wind advisories also were in effect for mountains across Southern California, with gusts expected up to 55 mph in the mountains and 45 mph in the valleys.
May 11, 2011 |
President Obama, who has been called the texter-in-chief, will soon have the ability to send any cellphone in the U.S. a text message warning of impending danger, from a tornado to a terrorist, under a new emergency alert system called PLAN. The new system is an expansion of the Federal Communications Commission's emergency alert system, which is currently broadcast over radio and television. Short for Personal Localized Alerting Network, the system will first be rolled out in New York City by the end of 2011, with the rest of the U.S. to follow by about the middle of next year, the FCC said in a statement.