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  • Reporter's Notebook: The man, the myth, the judge

    NEWPORT BEACH — There was some downright bawdy history being bantered about last week inside the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom in the Balboa Pavillion. And it was brought to you by some of the people who know Balboa the best: men and...
  • Metrolink's commitment to safety reforms comes under scrutiny

    Within weeks of a commuter rail disaster in Chatsworth last fall, Metrolink engineers twice did the same thing that is suspected to have led to the deadly head-on collision with a freight train: They ran through red signal lights warning them to stop,...
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  • AMC's 'Hell on Wheels' follows blood and vice on the march west

    From the Great Pyramids to Hoover Dam, no massive, ambitious enterprise has ever come to fruition without a cost paid as much in blood and pain as in money -- and the First Transcontinental Railroad is no exception. On Sunday, Nov. 6, AMC premieres "Hell...
  • Common goes West

    Common goes West
    Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels." "I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
  • Illinois can vie for $2.4 billion in high-speed rail cash

    Illinois and other states with high-speed passenger rail programs will be allowed to compete for $2.4 billion in federal funds that Florida turned down when its governor killed a fast-trains project between Orlando and Tampa, the U.S. Department of...
  • Public meeting scheduled on UP North projects

    North Side residents will get a close look tonight at Metra's plans to rebuild 22 bridges along the UP North Line. The commuter rail line, the Union Pacific Railroad and Chicago officials will hold a public forum to review plans for streetscape, station...
  • Treasure hunt game device halts Metra trains

    Inbound and outbound Metra Union Pacific West Line trains were delayed this afternoon after a suspicious package -- later determined to be a device used in a treasure hunt game -- was discovered hanging over the train tracks, officials said. A passerby...
  • Common on his shirtless 'Hell on Wheels' fight: Those abs are real!

    Common on his shirtless 'Hell on Wheels' fight: Those abs are real!
    “Hell on Wheels” stars Common and Anson Mount sport “300”-worthy torsos during a brawl in the Western’s next episode—but don’t suggest to Common that those abs were spray-tanned on. “No, we don’t...
  • Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader

    Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader
    Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80. Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...
  • Transportation center nears construction

    Transportation center nears construction
    Bob Hope Airport officials are ready to submit to federal authorities a key environmental assessment of plans for a new $130-million transportation center. The center will connect to the nearby train station, upgrade rental car facilities and generate...