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  • Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point

    Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point
    Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
  • Ex-NRC chief: San Onofre restart plan doesn't instill confidence

    Ex-NRC chief: San Onofre restart plan doesn't instill confidence
    The former head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Southern California Edison’s plan to restart the darkened San Onofre nuclear plant at reduced power for safety reasons is "not one that instills tremendous confidence in me." Gregory...
  • Metrolink lines in Orange County closed after death on tracks

    Metrolink lines in Orange County remained closed Friday morning after a freight train fatally struck a person on the tracks near the Norwalk station, officials said. The victim was struck about 4:45 a.m. by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, which...
  • San Onofre nuclear plant closure tied to finances

    San Onofre nuclear plant closure tied to finances
    The fate of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant was apparently sealed last month when it became clear that a potential lengthy series of hearings would likely have to be held before the coastal facility could be powered back up. The plant, which...
  • Obama visit goes on despite Santa Monica College shooting

    Obama visit goes on despite Santa Monica College shooting
    Secret Service officials in town for Friday's visit of President Obama said they are aware of the shooting at Santa Monica College, but do not expect it to affect his trip. "We are aware of the incident and it is not impacting the visit," said Ed...
  • 'Night Stalker's' wife: 'Hometown girl makes bad'

    'Night Stalker's' wife: 'Hometown girl makes bad'
    “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez had recently married when now-Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Christopher Goffard ran into him in the visiting area at San Quentin State Prison. Ramirez had already been sentenced to death after being convicted...
  • Witnesses mistook Santa Monica College gunfire for firecrackers

    Witnesses mistook Santa Monica College gunfire for firecrackers
    Some students and workers in the area of Santa Monica College said they first mistook the sound of gunfire for firecrackers. Nathaniel Westveer, a 24-year-old visual effects artist, was working in his second-story office near Pico and Cloverfield...
  • It's 110 degrees, but anti-Xi protesters gather in Rancho Mirage

    It's 110 degrees, but anti-Xi protesters gather in Rancho Mirage
    RANCHO MIRAGE – Protesters gathered Friday afternoon near the Sunnylands estate, hours before President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to arrive for an informal summit. The Falun Gong spiritual movement, which has been banned...
  • Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor

    Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor
    Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby. The Natural Resources Defense Council,...
  • President Xi invisible to protesters, but they remain cheerful

    President Xi invisible to protesters, but they remain cheerful
    By around 6 on Friday evening, it became clear that neither the Obama nor the Xi motorcades would be passing by the hundreds of demonstrators near the Sunnylands estate who had waited for hours in 110-degree heat. President Obama and China’s Xi...
  • San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says

    San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says
    The head of the California Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant leaves significant unanswered questions about the future energy supply for Southern California, particularly for San Diego and...