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  • Girl 'hysterical' while trying to save family from Compton-area fire

    Girl 'hysterical' while trying to save family from Compton-area fire
    Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family. "She was...
  • Woman, girl found dead after fire chars building near Compton

    Woman, girl found dead after fire chars building near Compton
    For 10 hours, crews combed the rubble in a charred auto mechanic shop near Compton, looking for a mother and her 12-year-old daughter who disappeared in a pre-dawn fire Monday. A search-and-rescue team pushed through "pack-rat-like" conditions inside...
  • Deadly Compton-area fire appears accidental, officials say

    Deadly Compton-area fire appears accidental, officials say
    The deadly fire at an auto mechanic shop near Compton that killed a mother and her 12-year-old daughter appears to be accidental, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina said Monday. He said it would be very difficult to re-create the site to...
  • Our bodies, our cars

    If you're reading this column over breakfast or are inclined to a queasy disposition when faced with a story that involves medical procedures gone awry and hospital bills piling up for these procedures, be forewarned. A reader from California's question...
  • Auto mechanics: One of the final glass ceilings for women

    Auto mechanics: One of the final glass ceilings for women
    Evolution isn't just a theory in the world of auto mechanics. Your father's Oldsmobile with the heavy-metal components has given way to computers on wheels. The grease monkey has evolved into an electronics engineer. But one thing that hasn't changed:...
  • George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle

    George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle
    George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died early Sunday morning. He was 83. Lindsey, who later was a regular on the...
  • Garden Grove man files suit against Firestone over burn injuries

     
    A 64-year-old transient set on fire by a Santa Ana auto mechanic last year has filed suit against Firestone Complete Auto Care alleging that the firm's anti-loitering policy spurred its employee to light the blaze to scare the transient away.......
  • High-tech cars -- and equally high-tech security issues

     
    Today's sophisticated cars with multiple computer system may be vulnerable to cyber attacks, researchers say. So how can you protect yourself?...
  • Struggling Economy Helps Car Mechanics

    Struggling Economy Helps Car Mechanics
    With the economy continuing its struggle to recover, not all car related industry has suffered. Auto mechanics have benefited from people not buying as many cars.  Since people are buying fewer cars it stands to reason they hold onto the ones they...
  • Burbank High students polish up their rides

    Burbank High students polish up their rides
    A gaggle of oil-spattered students stood beneath a raised Acura Integra in the auto shop at Burbank High School Tuesday, reaching their hands into its undercarriage. “The old transmission had a hole in it, so we are replacing it with another one...
  • Super-clinic finds super-need in L.A. region

    Super-clinic finds super-need in L.A. region
    A homeless man spent the night camped outside the Forum, hoping to finally get glasses to help him see better. An unemployed grocery clerk waited in desperate need of root canal surgery. A former auto mechanic came with an aching back. One by one,...
  • At Hartford Public High: Engineering and Green Technologies Academy

    At Hartford Public High: Engineering and Green Technologies Academy
    >> This year, several Hartford schools have seen major changes under Superintendent Steven J. Adamowski's district reform plan: Some underperforming schools were shut down; new schools were created; and other schools have been restructured. This series...