| May 24, 2014
| 7:15 AM
When the derailed train cars full of hazardous chemicals exploded, a shock wave shot through an adjacent industrial park, shattering windows, cracking concrete and buckling metal paneling and roofs.
A year later, the recovery continues.
| May 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On an ocean-facing hillside with stunning views of Monterey Bay, Douglas Shaw circulates among thousands of strawberry plants he has helped to breed and grow. But the man who is considered California's most esteemed strawberry expert declines to choose...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Santa Monica on Tuesday took a significant step in boosting seismic safety by agreeing to hire a top earthquake engineering firm to help the city identify older buildings potentially at risk of collapse in a major temblor.
The City Council...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Tinley Park officials are considering loosening zoning restrictions in the Duvan Drive Business Park in an attempt to breathe new life into the 40-acre light-industrial development near the village's center.
The changes, if approved, would eliminate the...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor.
L.A.'s survey would focus on...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:16 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most sweeping action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find and catalog apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor.
The survey would...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:54 AM
A group of attorneys specializing in wrongful conviction cases are scheduled to meet with city lawyers Friday to try to hash out how to properly inventory thousands of old homicide files contained in police station filing cabinets in apparent violation of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:48 PM
This high desert town is seeing something it hasn't in a long time: A row of houses being built.
The first new tract development in seven years is underway, the first rumblings of a home construction recovery in the ultimate boom-and-bust region of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:24 PM
France's foreign minister said Iran and world powers have "hit a wall" in nuclear negotiations over how much sensitive equipment Tehran would be permitted to keep under a comprehensive deal.
As U.S. and Iranian negotiators concluded a second day of...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Now that broadcast networks have begun to write business in TV's annual "upfront" market, cable players are preparing to join the fray.
Executives at Time Warner's Turner suite of cable networks believe there's an opportunity for volume gains in the 2014...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...