| Aug 14, 2008
| 1:21 PM
The Pentagon on Thursday disclosed the names of four Marines killed Monday when their CH-46 transport helicopter crashed into a canal in central Iraq shortly after takeoff.
They are: Capt. Andrew David Lamont, 31, of Eureka, Calif.; Lance Cpl. Jason...
| Oct 1, 2008
KING trumpets that have a texture almost as firm and meaty as young porcini; shimejishimeji that have a flavor that is wonderfully nutty; hen of the woods with a taste as earthy as their name. If you still think the cutting edge in grocery store mushrooms...
| Apr 10, 2008
Want to blast your stereo without disturbing the neighbors? Line the walls of your living room with egg cartons and foam mattresses. Desperate to mute the sound of a screaming baby in the apartment below? Lay some rubber mats and carpeting on your floor,...
| Jul 2, 2008
| 3:08 PM
A fire has reached as close as 2 miles to populated areas of Goleta today after burning through 200 to 300 acres in Los Padres National Forest since Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Meanwhile, the stubborn Big Sur blaze jumped a containment line this...
| Jul 5, 2008
| 3:54 PM
GOLETA, Calif. -- Driven overnight by "sundowner" winds that gusted to 50 mph, the Gap fire grew to more than 8,300 acres, but by morning was 24% contained, fire officials said. The blaze destroyed four outbuildings and led to the evacuations of at...
| Jan 16, 2008
They stood on a small landing strip for private aircraft at Long Beach Airport. A mother and father, a wife, family and friends. They gathered for the arrival of the body of Army Sgt. David J. Hart, who was killed in combat in Iraq.
There were no...
| Jan 27, 2008
He was known as the guy with the random stories. "When I was in Tahiti . . ." or "When I was in Sydney . . .," he would tell his Army buddies, who listened intently, if just the slightest bit skeptically.
They needn't have been. As a young man, Sgt....
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:29 PM
Fire crews were making good progress against a brush fire in San Marcos that threatened two homes for a short time Tuesday afternoon, a San Marcos fire official said.
The fire burned about 10 acres west of North Twin Oaks Valley Road between Cassou...
| Oct 21, 2009
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will launch a year-long anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways, officials said Wednesday.
New enforcement measures to combat drunken driving are coming as a result of a recent...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 5:11 PM
LOS ANGELES -- High winds across Southern California forced a commuter train line to shut down and knocked a tree onto a car, but no serious injuries are reported.
Wind flipped a canopy out of a yard and onto power lines Wednesday near the Gold Line...
| Nov 27, 2009
| 9:30 AM
Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts has dropped out of the race for the 50th Congressional District, leaving the competition between the remaining candidates a little tighter today.
On his Web site, Roberts said he was withdrawing so he and his partner,...