| Mar 4, 2011
| 5:52 PM
BURBANK — Sitting in the comfort of his Burbank medical office, orthopedic surgeon Stephan Yacoubian flipped through photographs of a far different environment.
Ranging from snapshots of Haitian school children eagerly accepting candy to shots...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 12:11 AM
Japan's most punishing earthquake on record and the devastating tsunami it triggered plunged the heart of the densely populated island nation into an apocalyptic scene of blazing buildings, cratered highways, waterborne rubble and frenzied efforts to...
| Mar 12, 2011
Google Inc. has launched an online tool that allows users to search for people or provide information about someone who may be missing as a result of the earthquake in Japan.
Person Finder, which has been used in previous disasters, is a central database...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Disaster survivors in Japan must not only deal with physical trauma from earthquakes and tsunamis, but with psychological distress that can strike immediately, soon after or long after the event.
"There will be people who will be able to move back to how...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 3:25 PM
We've had our share of natural disasters in south Louisiana and the Gulf coast. From Betsy in 1965 to Camille in 1969 to Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike in just the last few years. But nothing we've gone through compares to what Japan is going through...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 3:17 PM
Sport Chalet is teaming up with Soles4Souls for the second time in two years to provide shoes to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.
The pair first partnered up in January 2010 to collect shoes for the victims of the Haiti earthquake....
| Mar 18, 2011
| 3:47 PM
There may be radioactive particles wafting out of the sky, but Masahiro Hamaguchi has a more pedestrian concern about the air around him: the dribble of cold, wet snow.
A week after the deadly earthquake and even deadlier tsunami that have devastated...
| Mar 23, 2011
Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children.
After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is back in the news for another seemingly crazy statement: Claiming that capitalism ended life on Mars.
"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 8:46 PM
The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council on May 1-8 is sponsoring Open Faiths — Open Doors Week. The goal is to allow the public to learn about different faiths in the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach in a friendly, unthreatening...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...