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  • 21 endangered workplace benefits

    21 endangered workplace benefits
    Traditional pension plans, paid family leave, and even the company picnic are all on the decline. Employers have significantly cut many of the benefits they offer to workers over the past five years. Some 77 percent of companies report that benefits...
  • Through book, doctor heals himself

    Through book, doctor heals himself
    James Cole had stories to tell. So on New Year's Day 2010 — with the help of some notes, but largely from memory — he sat down and began writing about his experiences as a doctor. Cole, currently the assistant medical director of trauma...
  • Two Allentown blasts chillingly similar

    Two Allentown blasts chillingly similar
    The sickening sound heard Wednesday evening was exactly the same as that heard on the evening of Feb. 19, 1999. In 1999, I was working late in The Morning Call's Allentown office when it sounded as if something very heavy had been dropped on the...
  • In New Zealand, a centerpiece becomes a tomb

    Veteran television producer Rob Cope-Williams was out in the field Tuesday, working on his weekly farm report, downing a lunch of French fries and a pint of beer at a countryside hotel, when he felt the jolt. He and his crew figured it was just another...
  • Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music

    Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music
    "In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
  • U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating

    U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating
    The U.S. nuclear industry is turning up the power on old reactors, spurring quiet debate over the safety of pushing aging equipment beyond its original specifications. The little-publicized practice, known as uprating, has expanded the country's nuclear...
  • California has failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes

    California has failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes
    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...
  • New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings

    New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings
    The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch. In New Zealand,...
  • Jeff Gordon: Big wheel

    Jeff Gordon: Big wheel
    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...
  • Another worker loses part of finger at bakery firm cited for safety violations

     
    Another employee has lost part of a finger at Bimbo Bakeries, a company with plants statewide whose record of workplace accidents was highlighted by The Times last year as an example of inaction by California health and safety officials. In......
  • The Impact of NHTSA's New Five-Star Crash Ratings

     
    The ripple effect began quickly today after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its first ratings under a new crash-test system. Everyone from government officials to automakers to competing agencies has been weighing in on what...