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  • The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

    05/07/2017 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 18, 2017 | Louis Sahagun
    The trees that shade, cool and feed people from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years it’s possible the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant than it does now.“We’re witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern California,” says Greg McPherson, a supervisory research forester with the U.S. Forest Service who has been studying what he and others call an unprecedented die-off of the trees greening Southern California’s parks, campuses and yards. Botanists in recent years have documented insect and disease infestations as they’ve hop-scotched about the...
  • President Trump: The First 100 Days

    03/25/2017 9:21:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    KRLA AM 870 Los Angeles ^ | KRLA AM 870 Los Angeles
    Location: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 Google Map805-522-2977
  • Arrests after scuffle breaks out at California Trump rally

    03/25/2017 5:14:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 25, 2017 | Associated Press
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump were marching when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday.
  • Expect fighter jets over Irvine as NORAD conducts security exercises Tuesday

    11/02/2016 8:12:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | 11/01/2016 | joshua sudok
    During the exercises, scheduled for between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the public may see low-flying NORAD-controlled fighter jets near civilian aircraft, the agency said. The fighter pilots will be practicing intercept and identification procedures with the civilians, who are helping with the training. “In order to test responses, systems and equipment, NORAD continuously conducts exercises with a variety of scenarios, including airspace-restriction violations, hijackings and responding to unknown aircraft,” the agency said.
  • Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

    04/06/2016 9:57:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    latimes ^ | April 5, 2016 | Alice Walton , Paige St. John and Corina Knoll
    State officials warn that Southern California could face as many as 14 days of scheduled blackouts this summer because of depleted reserves of natural gas caused by the massive leak in Aliso Canyon. The canyon in the hills above Porter Ranch is a crucial gas storage facility, supplying 17 power plants in the Los Angeles Basin. But the four-month leak that began in October left the facility at one-fifth of its capacity and new injections of gas have been prohibited until all of its wells have passed comprehensive tests. Officials estimate the storage facility won’t be back on line...
  • SoCal Gas Prices Rise Sharply

    07/11/2015 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    nbclosangeles ^ | 7/11/2015 | staff
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County recorded its largest daily increase since May 1 Friday, rising 11.1 cents to $3.656. The Orange County average price recorded its largest daily increase since Feb. 27, rising 12.8 cents to $3.625, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price in Los Angeles County had dropped 48 of the previous 52 days. It is 10.3 cents more than one week ago but 6.5 cents less than a month ago and 50.8 cents lower than one year ago. The Orange County...
  • Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

    08/24/2014 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2014 12:54 PM EDT | Amy Taxin
    Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn’t keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out. […] As California faces an historic drought, more residents are following in Blankenship’s footsteps and tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use. Water agencies across the state have been encouraging the change by offering thousands of dollars in rebates to help homeowners make the switch to a drought-friendly landscape with better odds of surviving dry spells common to the local climate. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which covers 19 million...
  • Earthquake in California La Habra they say

    03/28/2014 9:15:40 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 118 replies
    USGS ^ | March 28, 2014 | USGS
    We felt that one. House moving side to side. I'm sure someone will have more detail. USGS reports 5.4 near La Habra (Los Angeles area).
  • Huge Quake, So Cal

    03/28/2014 9:13:36 PM PDT · by Yogafist · 110 replies
    None | Now | Self
    Just had a very large violent quake here in So Cal. Scary.
  • Quake s. CA

    03/28/2014 8:05:34 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 129 replies
    Felt big
  • 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake

    03/17/2014 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 17, 2014, 8:33 a.m. | By Ari Bloomekatz and Rong-Gong Lin II
    The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist told reporters at a news conference Monday morning. Robert Graves said there have been at least six aftershocks since the 6:25 a.m. earthquake. The largest so far has been a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Westwood.
  • earthquake Los Angeles

    03/17/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT · by edcoil · 76 replies
    3-16-2014 | edcoil
    Seems like a pretty good one felt here in South Bay
  • Wildfire near Los Angeles: Three people arrested, emergency declared

    01/16/2014 12:07:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2014, 10:53 a.m. | Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
    Arson investigators were at the scene of a wildfire near Los Angeles that exploded in size Thursday to more than 1,700 acres and destroyed at least two homes, authorities said. Three people had been arrested in connection with the fast-moving Colby fire, but Glendora police declined to provide further information. L.A. County fire Inspector Scott Miller said the cause of the fire, reported shortly before 6 a.m., was still under investigation, but said arson investigators were on hand and working with Glendora police. […] Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said at about 10 a.m. that more...
  • Wildfire burns out of control near Southern California homes

    01/16/2014 10:18:23 AM PST · by Deo volente · 83 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | January 16, 2014
    GLENDORA, Calif. -- Structures are burning in a wildfire threatening dozens of homes in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains. Television images showed several structures engulfed in flames fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers across neighborhoods Thursday morning. Evacuations are ordered for houses at the edge of the fire.
  • 80s band A Flock of Seagulls has van, musical equipment stolen in Downey (SoCal)

    07/22/2013 10:57:48 PM PDT · by Bullish · 64 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-22-2013 | Brenda Gazzar
    Hours before they were to perform at a free outdoor concert Sunday in Woodland Hills, the '80s band A Flock of Seagulls had up to $70,000 worth of equipment -- including the sound files for a pending solo album by their lead singer -- stolen at a Downey hotel. The band played a gig in Bellflower Saturday night and then parked their 15-passenger Ford E-350 van near the reception area of a Comfort Inn in Downey around 1:45 a.m., said frontman Mike Score. When they awoke, it was gone. Score said they noticed the van was missing at about 9...
  • David Allen: Man throws tantrum at wife's baby shower

    07/18/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT · by Bullish · 27 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-18-2013 | David Allen
    In Upland, a baby daddy has been busy. At a baby shower recently in the City of Gracious Living (Upland, Ca.), the expectant mother's husband showed up to claim the presents himself. Why? According to the city's police blotter, he "took the gifts to give to his girlfriend who just gave birth to his child." Yes. He burst into his wife's baby shower and grabbed the gifts to give to his second family with his mistress. I'm no etiquette expert, but that seems wrong, doesn't it? Needless to say, "she became upset and they argued." He hit her and fled,...
  • Rainy weather hits Central, Southern California

    05/06/2013 9:01:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | May 6, 2013 Updated 2 hours ago | The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Rainy weather in Central and Southern California is making roads slick and proving a mixed blessing for crews fighting a huge wildfire.A storm dumped less than a tenth of an inch of rain to around a quarter-inch overnight in most areas.
  • Greg Laurie Fills In for Rick Warren at Saddleback Church; Says America Needs to Turn Back to God

    04/22/2013 11:17:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Alex Murashko
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Evangelist Greg Laurie filled in for Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren during worship services over the weekend and is the first of a string of well-known Christian leaders scheduled to speak from the pulpit while Warren continues to grieve his son's passing. The list of pastors planned includes Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, Pete Wilson, David Platt, Craig Groeschel, Wilfredo De Jesús, and Doug Fields. During the sermon series featuring the pastors, they are scheduled to answer the question, "What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?" Chan, an author and popular speaker at Christian conferences, is planned...
  • USGS To Get $5M For SoCal Early Quake Warning System

    04/19/2013 3:11:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 19, 2013 9:49 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An earthquake warning system aimed at protecting the Southland will get a much-needed financial boost Friday. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was expected to be joined by Dr. Lucy Jones of the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Approval Authority members to announce $5 million in federal grants for the region’s Earthquake Early Warning System. The USGS, in partnership with CalTech and other institutions, has been developing an Earthquake Early Warning system for Southern California since 2006. Officials say the $5 million in grants to the Los Angeles/Long Beach region...
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...