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  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Lawbreaking Bicyclists A Road Hazard

    Bicyclists who run stop signs be damned. I was driving in the Collinsville section of Canton a few weeks ago. As I waited at a stop sign, a guy in a yellow jacket breezed past me on the right, blew through a stop sign and continued north along the...
  • GM expands ignition recall, takes $1.3 billion charge, suspends 2 engineers

    DETROIT General Motors Co. will expand its ignition-switch recall to more than 2 million cars to fix additional faulty parts, adding to a growing cost that GM now says will lower first-quarter earnings by $1.3 billion. The news came on the same day the...
  • Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery

    Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery
    In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters. Staffers have spent...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark

    DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark
    Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees. The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
  • Widow of driver in Paul Walker crash sues Porsche

    The widow of the driver in the car crash that killed "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker in November has sued Porsche, alleging that faults in the design of the automaker's Carrera GT led to the deadly accident. The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of...
  • Teen charged in car theft that critically injured man in Hyde Park

    Teen charged in car theft that critically injured man in Hyde Park
    A teen has been charged in a Saturday car theft at a Hyde Park neighborhood gas station that left a 34-year-old man critically injured after he was run over trying to keep his BMW. The boy was charged today with possessing a stolen vehicle, aggravated...
  • LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected

    LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected
    Caltrans will aim to install a traffic signal in front of Laguna College of Art + Design by Sept. 1, agency spokesman David Richardson said Friday. "I'm not guaranteeing [Sept. 1], but if we're lucky we'll make it," Richardson said of a signal that...
  • Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash

    Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash
    For the third time in two months, funeral services for a Los Angeles police officer will be held at a downtown L.A. cathedral.  The public funeral Mass for Officer Roberto Sanchez -- a six-year department veteran killed May 3 when an SUV struck his...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...