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  • Book review: 'Violence 101' by Denis Wright

    Book review: 'Violence 101' by Denis Wright
    Violence 101 A Novel Denis Wright Putnam: 214 pp., $16.99 Burglary and theft are the most common crimes committed by juvenile delinquents, whose actions are often attributed to a jumble of emotional, economic and familial inadequacies. There isn't a...
  • California has failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes

    California has failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes
    California has failed to identify and retrofit thousands of brittle concrete buildings despite years of warnings from scientists that the structures are highly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake. Officials have known as far back as the 1971...
  • New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings

    New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings
    The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch. In New Zealand,...
  • In New Zealand, a centerpiece becomes a tomb

    Veteran television producer Rob Cope-Williams was out in the field Tuesday, working on his weekly farm report, downing a lunch of French fries and a pint of beer at a countryside hotel, when he felt the jolt. He and his crew figured it was just another...
  • Valentine's Day dinners at Los Angeles-area restaurants

    Valentine's Day dinners at Los Angeles-area restaurants
    Valentine's Day is one of the biggest restaurant evenings of the year. Here are some places that are offering special menus and deals. Alegria: Long Beach's Alegria combines a four-course dinner for $65 and live flamenco dancers. Offered from February 10...
  • Wine of the Week: 2007 Mountford 'Liaison' Pinot Noir

    Wine of the Week: 2007 Mountford 'Liaison' Pinot Noir
      What a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Mountford estate. Elegant and smooth, this New World Pinot carries the taste of Santa Rosa plums and sweet Asian spices. The scent jumps right out of the glass — sandalwood, and...
  • Report: Mom’s 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit cited in her death

     
    Experts say a New Zealand mother's habit of eight liters of Coca-Cola a day (2.1 gallons) may have played a role in her death, The New Zealand Herald and The Associated Press are reporting. Natasha Marie Harris, 30, died in February 2010 from cardiac...
  • On Location: Film survey ranks Griffith Park, downtown warehouse and former hospital among busiest sites in 2010

     
    When producers of the ABC game show “Downfall” needed a building from which to hurl dishwashers, gumball machines and other “prizes,” they settled on a warehouse on the east side of downtown Los Angeles. The six-story building on Te...
  • New Zealand earthquake surprises experts with its level of destruction; California parallels seen

     
    When the New Zealand earthquake struck Tuesday, Jason Ingham was preparing for a seminar on earthquake building standards in a Christchurch hotel, which began to shake. He and his colleagues from the University of Auckland had studied damaged structures...
  • New Zealand shows even strong building codes are no match for monster earthquake, experts say [Update]

     
    The devastation and loss of life in the Christchurch, New Zealand, quakes offer some sober lessons for California, earthquake experts said. The damage shows that a sharp earthquake in a highly vulnerable area can get the better of strong seismic......
  • ‘The Amazing Race’: Phil Keoghan bolsters New Zealand

     
    "The message that I really want to communicate ... is ... people need to travel to New Zealand," Phil Keoghan told Craig Ferguson. "This is a national emergency. If people stop going to New Zealand -- the economy is so small and tourism is so important --...
  • Ride benefits New Zealand quake victims

     
    Florida Freewheelers says: Help a Kiwi Bike Ride! Raising money to help the New Zealand Red Cross response to the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake to assist people and communities affected. To make donations, please come out and ride with us on...