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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Rebuilding Laguna Beach after major disasters

    Editor's note: City Manager Ken Frank is retiring in December after 30 years with the city. In this column, he shares what he sees as the "top 10" most significant accomplishments of the city administration during the past three decades. No. 4 on the...
  • Haitians resist evacuation, hunker down in refugee camps to ride out Hurricane Tomas

    Haitians resist evacuation, hunker down in refugee camps to ride out Hurricane Tomas
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Mud up to their ankles and a steady rain falling on their tents, residents of Haiti's earthquake camps ignored warnings to leave their makeshift homes as Hurricane Tomas bore down on their deforested and flood-prone...
  • Wings Top Avalanche

    Wings Top Avalanche
    Jiri Hudler scored his first NHL goal in more than 19 months, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Saturday night. Hudler, who returned to the Red Wings after spending last season in Russia, came charging out of the penalty box...
  • What would you do if you got caught in an avalanche?

    What would you do if you got caught in an avalanche?
    Every winter, an average of 25 people die in avalanches in the United States. Washington state ranks 5th in the nation when it comes to avalanche deaths according to the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center . "That number has been growing just because...
  • Sounding Off: Turning off negative messages

    What is your child thinking? How do we get to the root of the negative behavior that falls under the subjective category of bullying? By changing the thinking that is driving the behavior, of course. And there is a powerful difference between telling...
  • From Canyon To Cove: A frank and funny sendoff for the city manager

    Those seeking a glimpse into the future of Laguna Beach under incoming city manager John Pietig might want to take a clue from outgoing City Manager Ken Frank's taste in music. On Monday night, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" rang out as several...
  • North Seattle Home Is Destroyed By Falling Trees In Wicked Windstorm

    North Seattle Home Is Destroyed By Falling Trees In Wicked Windstorm
    Several homeowners are able to be in their own beds Tuesday night in Kirkland after a serious mudslide blocked a road and damaged a home’s foundation.  In North Seattle it wasn’t mud but trees that ended up damaging a home. The three people...
  • Storm Packs Another Wallop in Day 3

    Storm Packs Another Wallop in Day 3
    Winter storms are like heat waves; the longer they last the worse they get. Day III of the big storm was a battle for people playing and driving in the Sierra. And for added intrigue the U-S Forrest Service issued an avalanche warning. Howling winds...
  • Evacuation warning in Foothills

    Evacuation warning in Foothills
    More than 200 homes in La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta were at risk of being evacuated early Wednesday morning, when a powerful storm surge was expected to bring heavy downpours, flooding and hail to already rain-soaked hillsides. Los Angeles...
  • Damaged homes attract no bids

    CITY HALL — Officials are evaluating options for several damaged hillside properties currently owned by the city after attempts to auction two of them off last week were unsuccessful. The city acquired five hillside properties as a result of a...
  • Flood task force members selected

    Eight applicants have been chosen for the newly formed Laguna Canyon Flood Mitigation Task Force. The council on Tuesday selected landscape architect Bob Borthwick, Laguna Canyon businesswoman and resident Susan Hamil, retired county official Eric...
  • 5, including newborn, hurt in Near West Side crash

    Five people, including a day-old infant and a 16-year-old girl, were injured this morning when two sport-utility vehicles crashed near the United Center on the Near West Side, Chicago police said. The head-on collision, which took place just after 2 a....