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  • County prepares for winter

     
    A historic winter highlighted by the blizzard of 2011 has local and county officials gearing up a bit sooner for the inevitable change from the …...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Bridgeport

     
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon six miles from Bridgeport, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:38 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the......
  • Statewide earthquake drill, ShakeOut, planned Thursday morning

     
    ShakeOut: Millions expected to take part in California's annual earthquake drill....
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Julian

     
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 11 miles from Julian, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:32 p.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14......
  • New trio of earthquakes rumble under Berkeley

     
    A trio of earthquakes rattled Berkeley just as Saturday began, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The aftershocks came just two days after a pair of quakes shook Berkeley, include one strong enough to knock items off shelves. The first......
  • 3.4 earthquake strikes northwest of Las Vegas

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. A shallow, magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported at 7:20 p.m. Saturday about three miles from Pritchards Station in central Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. According......
  • Busy storm season, but just five hurricanes

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season is quieter now as we near the end of October. There have been 16 named storms, from Tropical Storm Arlene through Hurricane Philippe. That’s well above the 9.6 seasonal average, and...
  • New storm could become hurricane for the Yucatan

     
    The National Hurricane Center is watching Tropical Storm Rina, the 17th named storm of the 2011 Atlantic season, as it strengthens and moves toward Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.Rina became a tropical storm Sunday night. At last check it was 190 miles......
  • Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Blackhawk, east of Oakland

     
    A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon three miles from Blackhawk, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:44 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was......
  • Is the National Cathedral a national treasure?

     
    The perennial and sometimes tiresome debate over the relationship between church and state has taken a new twist. The National Cathedral (real name: The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul) was damaged in this summer's earthquake, and the......
  • Southwest droughts can last centuries

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:In September, 10 percent of the lower 48 states was in “exceptional” drought, the worst category. About 4 percent, from New Mexico into Texas and Oklahoma, was experiencing the worst drought since 1900. Conditions...