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  • Surfer spots 14-foot shark in Santa Barbara Harbor

     
    A surfer spotted a 14-foot white shark at the entrance of Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday afternoon, according to an advisory issued by county authorities. The shark charged directly in front of the surfer but not at him, as if......
  • How the relationship between employers and workers changed

    How the relationship between employers and workers changed
    Decades ago, many workers spent their whole lives at the same job, retiring with a full pension, and maybe even a gold watch from their boss. Now, almost no one works at the same place for life, and there’s much less loyalty between employers...
  • 'Gangnam Style' lifeguards: Mayor calls for review of firings

     
    El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero has called for an independent review into the firing of 13 lifeguards and their manager after they wore city uniforms to film a dance video in the city pool....
  • Lifeguards who made 'Gangnam' parody video want their jobs back

     
    A "Gangnam Style" parody video that went viral on YouTube has cost 13 El Monte city lifeguards and their supervisor their jobs, but even the mayor admits the video "is a very good parody of a very popular music video."...
  • Psy asks El Monte to give 'Gangnam' lifeguards their jobs back

     
    The performer Psy behind the viral video sensation "Gangnam Style" is throwing his support behind 13 El Monte city lifeguards and their supervisor who lost their jobs for parodying the popular hit....
  • Database catalogs movie firearms

    This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
  • Caltech tops list of world's universities

     
    The California Institute of Technology once again tops the ranks of the world’s best research universities, while University of California campuses at Berkeley and Los Angeles maintained their top 20 positions despite massive state funding cuts to...
  • Baseball: Junior shortstop Nick Valaika commits to UCLA

     
    Junior shortstop Nick Valaika of Newhall Hart has committed to UCLA. He will be the fourth brother to end up with a college baseball scholarship. Older brothers Chris and Matt went to UC Santa Barbara, and a third brother, Patrick,......
  • Surfer killed in great white shark attack suffered massive torso wound

     
    A veteran surfer killed in a shark attack Tuesday suffered a massive wound to the torso, officials said. Officials said a great white shark, estimated at 15 to 16 feet in length, attacked the man. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., 39,......
  • Gulf of Mexico oil sheen traced to wreckage of Deepwater Horizon rig

    When oil sheen appeared on the sea surface last fall not far from the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities wanted to know where it was coming from. Was BP’s sealed Macondo well -- the source of the biggest...
  • Surf-loving historians find 'The World in the Curl'

    Surf-loving historians find 'The World in the Curl'
    Picture this: Two surfers are bobbing on their boards at a remote surf spot north of Santa Barbara. They drift into a dreamy discussion and the question arises, "Wouldn't it be great if we could get paid to do this?" That question, in various forms,...
  • Great white shark blamed for fatal attack on surfer

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. The shark that attacked a surfer Tuesday at Surf Beach was a great white, estimated at 15-16 feet in length, according to the Santa Barbara County sheriff. Ralph S. Collier, a......