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  • Taco Bell Founder Dies at 86

    Taco Bell Founder Dies at 86
    RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Glen W. Bell Jr., an entrepreneur best known as the founder of the Taco Bell chain, has died. He was 86. Bell died Sunday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, according to a statement posted Monday on the Taco Bell Web site. The...
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Trapped dog rescued from river

    AMAZING VIDEO: Trapped dog rescued from river
    Firefighters rescued a trapped dog from the raging waters of the flooded Los Angeles River in an operation that captivated television audiences across Southern California. A firefighters is hospitalized after saving a dog stranded in the raging waters of...
  • Missing Maywood Woman Says She Was Abducted and Drugged

    Missing Maywood Woman Says She Was Abducted and Drugged
    MAYWOOD -- An investigation was under way today into the disappearance of a Maywood woman who turned up safe in Downey, telling police she was kidnapped in Vernon last week and drugged by her captors. "We have officers at the hospital with her now,"...
  • Bridges Remain Key Quake Risk

    Although the state has made great strides in protecting its own bridges from earthquakes, hundreds of bridges maintained by cities and counties across California remain unfixed. A Times review of state and county records found that nearly 600 bridges and...
  • A onetime aerospace town that's made a soft landing

    Downey and aviation go together like Hollywood and motion pictures. The 12.5-square-mile city, now home to 111,000 residents ensconced in orange- and palm tree-lined neighborhoods, was a major hub of the aerospace industry from the 1930s until the end...
  • Finding comfort and joy at San Diego's Hotel Del

    For most people, the holiday season is a time to stay home, snug, warm and surrounded by the familiar. Lately, though, I've traveled in December. Last year it was a German Christmas market cruise on the Rhine River; the year before that, I visited New...