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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • San Pedro landslide is starting to accelerate

     
    A slow-moving landslide that is causing a coastal bluff in San Pedro to buckle and fall into the ocean is starting to speed up. In the last two weeks, the earth along an oceanfront road has shifted downward by more......
  • NHL All-Star skills contest participants chosen

     
    Here's the lineup for the six events in the NHL's Super Skills contest Saturday at the RBC Center. Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater -- Order determined on the ice Team Staal Team Lidstrom *Michael Grabner – New York Islanders Duncan Keith......
  • Obama declares disaster over December flooding, freeing funds for California

     
    President Obama on Wednesday declared a "major disaster" exists in the wake of severe flooding that hit California in December, clearing the way for federal emergency funds to be made available to local agencies. In December, the state declared an......
  • Brazil mudslide survivors dig for their loved ones; 700 reported killed

     
    The death toll keeps rising as the mud is cleared in Brazil. More than 700 people have been reported killed in flash floods and mudslides last week in the state of Rio de Janeiro. More than 14,000 are homeless in one of the worst natural disasters in...
  • Recall Alert: 26,751 GM Trucks, SUVS

     
    General Motors has expanded an earlier recall from last month over a potential problem with the rear axle/suspension, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Affected models include the 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and...
  • Sighting: Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Dave Bolland at Hub 51

     
    Jonathan Toews battles the Colorado Avalanche's John-Michael Liles for position at the United Center on January 12, 2011. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune) The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Dave Bolland and Jack Skille ordered sushi and...
  • Alpine Decline celebrates album release at Silverlake Lounge on Wednesday night

     
    The name Alpine Decline conjures images of bleached Swiss peaks, treacherous slalom runs and the omnipresent fear of an avalanche, but the inspiration for the locally based duo's sophomore album, "Visualizations," was generated from a trip to China. Of...
  • Most evacuations lifted in mudslide-damaged Highland

     
    Officials lifted some of the evacuation orders in Highland, which was hit hard by flooding last week. Dozens of homes were damaged when a wall of mud slammed into one neighborhood, nearly covering some cars. At least five homes were......
  • California urges Obama to declare disaster because of rain damage

     
    Acting Gov. Abel Maldonado on Wednesday sent a letter to President Obama urging him to declare a disaster in California because of storm damage. The request came as another storm moved through Southern California. It's been the wettest December in......
  • Record rains leave hillsides perilously soaked

     
    The wettest December since 1889 has left hillside areas across Southern California dangerously saturated with rain, bringing a heightened risk of landslides and more flooding in the next few months. More than 14 inches of rain has fallen in some......
  • Rains bring mudslide; wind and snow on the way

     
    The latest in a series of rainstorms moved through Southern California on Wednesday, leaving behind flooded roads and causing a major mudslide on a local freeway. Two lanes of the eastbound 91 Freeway near Green River Parkway were closed by......
  • USC basketball: Washington pregame

     
    Greetings and salutations! Coming to you from the Galen Center, where tonight USC (8-5) and Washington (8-3) tip off Pacific 10 Conference play in what the experts (including this hack) expect to be a pretty exciting game. If you weren't......