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  • 'Total destruction': At least 17 die in head-on Metrolink crash

    'Total destruction': At least 17 die in head-on Metrolink crash
    Rescue teams worked frantically into this morning after a Metrolink passenger train carrying 225 people collided Friday with a Union Pacific freight train on a sharp curve in Chatsworth, killing at least 17 people and leaving more than 135 injured. It was...
  • Oil runs deep in L.A. history

    Oil runs deep in L.A. history
    As those doomed fiberglass mammoths in the bubbling ooze at La Brea Tar Pits attest, oil in Los Angeles is an old story. But how much of that story do you know? -------------------- FOR THE RECORD Oil in Los Angeles: An earlier version of this...
  • Mental Practice Makes Perfect

    Mental Practice Makes Perfect
    Just because you're stuck on an airplane doesn't mean you can't practice your tennis serve. Or rehearse a piano concerto. Or even prep to perform heart surgery. Athletes have long used mental imagery to complement physical practice, and recent research...
  • Catastrophic fires blaze a path of destruction through Southland

    Catastrophic fires blaze a path of destruction through Southland
    In a swiftly moving catastrophe that seemed as familiar as it was shocking, Southern California once again was besieged by flame Saturday, from Orange County to Santa Barbara, with hundreds of homes consumed by three major wind-driven fires, including one...
  • It is rocket science

    1800s -- 1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles. 1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
  • Domestic drama: Lee Strasberg's family continues the legacy of instruction, despite some friction

    Domestic drama: Lee Strasberg's family continues the legacy of instruction, despite some friction
    The Method is dead. Long live the Method. Spend an afternoon with David Lee Strasberg, the ambitious 38-year-old son of legendary acting guru Lee Strasberg, and you just might walk away with the idea that something revolutionary is going on at the...
  • Did you feel that quake? Online survey helps USGS seismologists

    When a magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook Southern Californians awake in the predawn hours Tuesday, many rushed to their computers to learn about it from the U.S. Geological Survey website. Those bleary-eyed Web surfers may not have realized they were giving...
  • There's a hole in this possible earthquake pattern

    There's a hole in this possible earthquake pattern
    As UC Davis physicist and geologist John Rundle ponders the map of recent California earthquakes, he sees visions of a doughnut even Homer J. Simpson wouldn't like. The doughnut is formed by pinpointing the recent quakes near Eureka, Mexicali and Palm...
  • A quake lull, but how long?

    Earthquakes that struck Southern California over the last century killed more than 200 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. But new research to be released today says the Los Angeles area may actually be in the midst of a prolonged seismic...
  • Cheech Marin lowers price of Malibu beach house to $2.95 million

    Cheech Marin lowers price of Malibu beach house to $2.95 million
    Can you say "Cheech" without saying "Chong"? Even long after the comedic duo went their separate ways, there's something that lingers -- at least linguistically -- about the pairing. The first half of the pair, Cheech Marin, just lowered the price to $2....
  • Building on reputation

    An early death, big money, beloved character, academic brilliance: Those are some attributes that get a prominent building or plaza named after you at one of California's colleges and universities. Many schools boast landmarks bearing the monikers of...
  • More rain is on the way, but then it's clear sailing

    Southern Californians should brace for yet another rainstorm late today, but can look forward to an otherwise dry holiday season. The weather system that poured 1.23 inches of rain on downtown Los Angeles Tuesday and early Wednesday will drop a much...