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  • Japan ignores skeptics, keeps goal of earthquake prediction

    TOKYO In a nondescript government building near the Imperial Palace, a team of Japanese seismologists stands ready to predict an earthquake. All day, every day, they monitor data from dozens of tiltmeters, strain gauges and other instruments deployed...
  • Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system

    Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system
    When the 6.0 earthquake struck Napa County last month, a computer at a university lab here raced to warn agencies across the Bay Area. BART received an alert ordering trains to stop. San Francisco 911 operators had eight seconds to brace for an...
  • Ezell Ford mourners say farewell and call for justice

    Ezell Ford mourners say farewell and call for justice
    On a breezy Saturday morning in southwest Los Angeles, they came by the hundreds to lay Ezell Ford to rest and to protest the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black man struggling with mental illness. "This is the breaking point," Maurice Bull,...
  • California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being...
  • Families of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin to join St. Louis peace rally

    The family of Oscar Grant, who was killed in 2009 by a BART police officer, will join the parents of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown on Sunday at a rally to call for peace after weeks of racial tension rocked this St. Louis suburb.  "First and...
  • Ethics panel wants stiffer penalty for CalPERS' Priya Mathur

    Ethics panel wants stiffer penalty for CalPERS' Priya Mathur
    The state's ethics panel is taking a get-tough stance toward a board member of the nation's biggest government pension fund, who has repeatedly failed to file legally required disclosure reports. In an unusual move, the Fair Political Practices...
  • No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson

    No answers yet on how to end the turmoil in Ferguson
    Bottles had been lobbed by the angry crowd, but it was still about an hour before protesters would begin lighting blazes and firing guns at police officers. Tear gas had yet to waft down the streets, but a weary Capt. Ron Johnson was losing patience....
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 17-24: 'Bulrusher' and more
    A young girl with a special gift is at the heart of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher" at the Skylight Theatre, and a Jewish family celebrates a Passover different from any other in "The Face in the Reeds" at Ruskin Group Theatre. Plus, "Once" is never enough as the...
  • State ethics panel again proposes fining CalPERS board vice president

    State ethics panel again proposes fining CalPERS board vice president
    The vice president of the California Public Employees' Retirement System Board of Administration, Priya Mathur, has once again run afoul of the state ethics board. The state's political watchdog agency, the Fair Political Practices Commission, on Monday...
  • California moves closer to requiring smartphone 'kill switch'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Pushing aggressively ahead of other states, California on Thursday moved closer to requiring that all new smartphones come equipped with a "kill switch" that renders the device useless if stolen or lost. Senate Bill 962, authored by...
  • State Education Commissioner Calls For Investigation Of Hartford Charter School Group

    State Education Commissioner Calls For Investigation Of Hartford Charter School Group
    HARTFORD — State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor called Friday for a special investigator to review the finances and operations of the Jumoke Academy charter schools and its embattled management group, Family Urban Schools of Excellence. The...
  • Hartford Charter School Group To Conduct Forensic Audit

    Hartford Charter School Group To Conduct Forensic Audit
    HARTFORD — Family Urban Schools of Excellence, the group that runs the heavily state-financed Jumoke Academy charter schools, announced plans Tuesday to conduct an independent forensic audit following disclosures that its CEO had served prison...