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  • Story of homeless mother and ill daughter brings in the mail

    Story of homeless mother and ill daughter brings in the mail
    On Sunday, I reported the story of a 16-year-old girl with leukemia, living with her mother in a Ford Explorer in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant while undergoing chemotherapy. Since then, the story has taken a few twists. For one thing,...
  • California allows hospitals to delay seismic upgrades

    With three-quarters of California's acute-care hospitals at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has approved new rules allowing many facilities to bypass the extremely costly building reinforcements the state ordered after...
  • 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...
  • Nursing care patients return home

    When Valerie Grimsinger and other residents of her Rancho Bernardo nursing home returned Thursday morning from a three-day evacuation, they were greeted with smiley-face balloons and large signs that said, "Welcome Back." "It was really a jubilant...
  • 1933 Long Beach temblor defined Southern California as 'earthquake country'

    1933 Long Beach temblor defined Southern California as 'earthquake country'
    Seventy-five years ago today, at 5:54 p.m., the Long Beach earthquake struck -- and Southern California is still feeling the aftershocks. Leo Vander Lans was riding in the family car down what is now Long Beach Boulevard when the ground began to shake....
  • Body is found in L.A. tow yard a day after car accident

    The body of an elderly woman was discovered Sunday in the front passenger side of a crumpled car in a San Fernando Valley towing company's yard -- a day after paramedics had removed her son from the same vehicle after a crash, authorities said. The...
  • Likelier here: the next Big One

    Likelier here: the next Big One
    Southern California stands a much greater chance of a huge temblor in the next 30 years than Northern California, according to a statewide earthquake forecast released Monday. The report, which brought together experts from the U.S. Geological Survey,...
  • '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...
  • It's the nightmare before Halloween

    I wish there were a "bah, humbug" expression for Halloween. I'm trying to get myself in a festive mood. The holiday is, after all, one of the biggest celebrations of the year, second only to Christmas in time and money spent on decorating; rivaling...
  • Past offers lessons on future Big One

    When the great Ft. Tejon earthquake ripped the San Andreas fault 150 years ago this week, the shaking was so powerful it shook the Kern River from its banks and for a moment made it run upstream, according to accounts from the day. If such a quake...
  • Cheers from bungalow owner who realized his dream in Silver Lake

    AS A proud owner of one of the beautiful Maltman bungalows in Silver Lake, I wanted to thank you for featuring them in your article Little by Little on June 5, about an L.A. ordinance that allows for multiple small homes to be built on certain lots]. --...
  • Guide to best rotisseries in L.A.

    Guide to best rotisseries in L.A.
    Where to buy the best birds in L.A. County THE FOLLOWING, in alphabetical order, represents a broad spectrum of sources for beautiful rotisserie birds, freshly made and ready to go. Some offer excellent meal package prices; several have exceptional...