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  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Coastal winds intensifying with climate change, study says

    Coastal winds intensifying with climate change, study says
    Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says. The winds, which blow parallel to the shore and draw cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean...
  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero

    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
  • Clearing Big Sur slide

     
    A massive slide blocking California 1 near Big Sur is taking months to remove....
  • Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast

    Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast
    Blue whales cluster for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off the California coast, according to a new study that raises concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered animals. “It’s an unhappy coincidence,” said...
  • Lou Zamperini Day in Los Angeles

     
    Lou Zamperini is recognized by Mayor Tom Bradley and the Los Angeles City Council....
  • Mercury levels rise in oceans

    Mercury levels rise in oceans
    Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world’s oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. The study,...
  • The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday

    The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday
    Newport Beach's Margaret Sprague, known affectionately as Peggie, celebrated her 94th birthday July 24, and rather than receive a birthday present, she gave one. In a reception area at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Peggie presented Kimberly...
  • Dry easterly flow holds off showers through the weekend

    With the center of Canadian-source dry high pressure anchored over the northern Great Lakes, low pressure systems will be forced to pass well to the south of Chicago for the next three days. Situated in the southern sector of the high pressure, Chicago...
  • El Niño watch continues, but chances slip

    El Niño watch continues, but chances slip
    Climate forecasters still expect El Nino to develop this fall or winter, but the chances have fallen to about two in three. The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center in College Park on Thursday upheld the El Niño watch it began in March....
  • Strong El Nino, which could bring soaking winter storms to California, fizzling out

    SAN JOSE, Calif. A powerful El Nino that had been emerging in the Pacific is fizzling out, evaporating hopes it will deliver a knockout punch to California's three-year drought. A new report from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...