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  • Jack LaLanne, fitness guru, turned wife Elanie LaLanne into fitness queen

     
    Fitness guru Jack LaLanne died Sunday night in California at the age of 96-years old. He leaves behind his 83-year-old wife Elaine LaLanne and three grown children Jon, Dan and Yvonne....
  • Small earthquake reported near Newport Beach

     
    A small earthquake was reported Thursday evening off the coast of Newport Beach. The 2.3 temblor hit at 10:10 p.m. off the Orange County coast in the Santa Catalina Channel, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was centered......
  • The Dry Garden: Flowering shrubs prove that hedges don't have to be boring walls of green

     
    If the view from your front window is a hedge so maimed by years of buzzing that the only option is to buzz it some more, and if you have better things to do with your money than pay yard......
  • Spring arts preview: Jazz

     
    A look ahead at upcoming events in jazz...
  • Tsunami advisory for L.A. area canceled, but danger of 'tidal surges' remains

     
    The National Weather Service has canceled a tsunami advisory for Southern California, officials announced Saturday. But they warn that "abrupt tidal surges" could continue in local harbors and that people should proceed with care at marina and beaches. At...
  • Tsunami: Southland waterways largely back to normal

     
    Conditions in Southern California waterways have largely returned to normal after a series of swells and tidal surges stemming from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan sunk or swamped “a small number” of vessels, Coast Guard officials said...
  • Tsunami: Swell overturns 10 boats on Catalina Island

     
    Although most of Southern California escaped harm from the tsunami generated by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off Japan, waves damaged boats and some docks on Santa Catalina Island. At 1:30 p.m., a tsunami-related swell surged into a harbor, overturning...
  • Authorities investigate death of scuba diver off Catalina

     
    Authorities Thursday were investigating the death of a man who drowned while taking a scuba-diving class at the Casino Dive Park off Catalina Island. Michel Mendo Meva’a was in a “discovery scuba-type course” March 5 when he became...
  • Puerto Rico’s Pierluisi top spender in Congress

     
     Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, earned this week a recognition most politicians fear: biggest spender. An analysis of Congress' spending performed by the Sunlight Foundation, a group that advocates for accountability in...
  • Floatopia: Beaches near UC Santa Barbara to be closed this weekend to prevent booze-fest

     
    For the second weekend in a row, Santa Barbara County officials are closing beaches at Isla Vista beginning Saturday to prevent a Floatopia mega-party virally promoted on the Web. The closure is aimed at preventing a recurrence of a 2009......
  • Fire crews gain upper hand in Catalina blaze as brush fires flare across Southern California [Updated]

     
    Firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand Monday evening in their efforts to stop a wildfire that had scorched about 30 acres on Catalina, officials said. [Updated 9:30 p.m.: The Catalina fire was about 40 acres and 30% contained,......
  • Firefighters contain Catalina brush fire

     
    Firefighters contained a brush fire on Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday afternoon after it had scorched about 117 acres. About 120 firefighters were taken to the island by barge and helicopter after the blaze broke out Monday in heavy brush......