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  • Illegal campfire sparked Etiwanda fire, Forest Service says

    Illegal campfire sparked Etiwanda fire, Forest Service says
      An illegal campfire sparked a wildfire that raged out of control last week and charred nearly 2,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest near Rancho Cucamonga. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday evening that investigators determined that...
  • Suspect in fatal wrong-way crash released on bond

    A Lakeview man accused of killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi as he drove drunk on the wrong side of Lake Shore Drive early Friday was released on bond this evening, authorities said. Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block of North Janssen...
  • Supreme Court favors environmentalists in urban runoff case

    Supreme Court favors environmentalists in urban runoff case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a long-running Los Angeles County case, handing a victory to environmentalists in a battle over polluted urban runoff that fouls Southern California's coastal waters. The justices let stand a federal...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Film Review: 'Next Goal Wins'

    The world's worst international soccer team -- and its dogged attempts to haul itself up from the bottom of the global rankings -- provide a wildly engaging subject in the crowdpleasing documentary "Next Goal Wins." The elements here could hardly be...
  • Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Bodfish

    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 11 miles from Bodfish, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:48 a.m. PDT at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 22 miles from...
  • Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.

    Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.
    Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third National Climate Assessment,...
  • Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses

    Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses
    A fire that broke out in a mixed commercial use building in Hollywood Tuesday, sending a huge plume of smoke over the area, was knocked down roughly two hours after causing significant damage. The fire began in the electrical room and attic of the...
  • Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013

    Motorcycle fatalities drop 7% in U.S., 13% in California in 2013
    Motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. in 2013 appear to have declined, according to a new report. The Governors Highway Safety Assn. says 2013 fatalities are projected to have dropped 7% nationwide and 13% in California from 2012 levels. That's the good...
  • Climate change is here [Editorial]

    Climate change is here  [Editorial]
    No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week's dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it's clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was...
  • Letters to the editor

    Power brokers count upon apathy about Symphony Woods Despite my reputation as a community and political activist, I had developed a veil of apathy, indifference and cynicism about Columbia's "politics". Quite frankly, I saw much of the decision-making...