| Mar 17, 2011
California has failed to identify and retrofit thousands of brittle concrete buildings despite years of warnings from scientists that the structures are highly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake.
Officials have known as far back as the 1971...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Last week’s earthquake in Japan is yet another wakeup call for the Southland. As you read this column think about our situation if the California’s “big one” hit right now. Are you ready?
One of the lessons from the earthquake...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 1:27 PM
The configuration of the eighth floor of the Brown Building at the NYU complex in Greenwich Village was designed for classrooms. Twice a week I attended a psychology class there and on occasion my mind would drift from the lesson of the day.
| Mar 26, 2011
Any sport is ultimately all about the numbers, right? Here's Jeff Gordon -- four-time winner of what's now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, three-time Daytona 500 winner, first driver to reach $100 million in series winnings -- and all I really want...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Locals call the mix of heavy snow plus rain, "Sierra concrete". Firefighters are blaming the Saturday night collapse of two roofs in Pollock Pines on it.
"I think this is a pretty unusual winter and now spring and we've gotten 3 feet of snow in the last...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 3:39 AM
Authorities on Monday arrested a man believed to be responsible for a bomb blast outside a Los Angeles-area synagogue, after a manhunt that began in California and ended in Ohio, the FBI said.
Ron Hirsch, 60, was wanted for questioning in an explosion on...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 6:23 PM
— On the day he died, Declan Sullivan knew something the University of Notre Dame football staff insists it did not: He would endure dangerous, possibly life-threatening winds as he tried to record the afternoon practice.
Sullivan, 20, a team...
| Mar 16, 2011
The University of Notre Dame has been fined $77,500 for ignoring industry standards that could have prevented the death of a football team videographer who died last year after the hydraulic lift he was using toppled in strong winds, the Indiana...
| Apr 27, 2011
Sage Rountree’s new book, “The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery,” is the kind of book I wish I had when I was seriously competing in triathlons. I probably wouldn’t have followed any of the advice because I saw little value in...
| May 1, 2011
| 6:07 AM
A Howard County motel was temporarily evacuated Saturday night after rescue personnel discovered high levels of potentially lethal carbon monoxide there, a county fire and rescue spokesman said.
Responders were called to the Sleep Inn on Second Street in...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:12 PM
The Newport Beach Police Department's traffic division will eliminate its three accident investigator positions and is considering reducing seven more positions as cost-saving measures.
The affected employees are sworn police officers. Altogether, the...