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Mud, darkness and destruction turned Montecito into death trap

The realization that houses might simply vanish didn’t start to set in until a 30-foot tree trunk barreled by. Trina Grokenberger stared out the upstairs window of her white Colonial house Tuesday morning, as a river raged through her front yard. It was 3:58 a.m. “Dave!” she called to her husband....

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  • Today: A Dirty Dozen Takeaways From That Trump Book

    Today: A Dirty Dozen Takeaways From That Trump Book

    What’s in “Fire and Fury,” the new book that prompted President Trump to disown his former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon? TOP STORIES A Dirty Dozen Takeaways From That Trump Book President Trump came out swinging after the first excerpts were published. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with...

  • Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Cahuilla, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Cahuilla, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon four miles from Cahuilla, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 19 miles from Hemet, Calif., and 98 miles...

  • Series of earthquakes hits inland San Diego County

    Inland San Diego County has experienced a series of small earthquakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Julian area was hit by a 4.0 magnitude quake Wednesday afternoon, followed by a 3.0 quake and two 3.6 quakes. The latest one occurred at 2:32 a.m. Thursday. No damage or injuries...

  • Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Pinnacles, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon one mile from Pinnacles, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:10 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Soledad, 16 miles from Greenfield...

  • More tests to be done before Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier will be added

    More tests to be done before Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier will be added

    Engineers will have to do more wind testing on a model of the Golden Gate Bridge before the span is modified for a seismic upgrade project and a suicide barrier, officials said. Testing done last month in a Canadian lab showed the bridge model performed well under a horizontal wind flow of more...

  • Essential California: House GOP tax bill would end deductions for wildfire and earthquake victims

    Essential California: House GOP tax bill would end deductions for wildfire and earthquake victims

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Nov. 8, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Major impact for California? The House Republican tax bill would eliminate the deduction for personal losses from wildfires, earthquakes and other...

  • From the Archives: Charles Richter

    From the Archives: Charles Richter

    In the 1930s, Charles Richter, in collaboration with fellow Caltech seismologist Beno Gutenberg, devised the Richter scale to measure earthquake intensity. As pointed out in Richter’s 1985, Los Angeles Times obituary: … Richter, who was so involved in his life's work that he kept a seismograph...

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