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  • Earthquake damage in Mexicali; quake was triggered south of San Andreas fault

     
    Early reports from Mexico indicate that the border town of Mexicali was damaged in the estimated 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Baja California on Sunday that shook buildings as far north as Los Angeles. Cesar Garcia, an editor at the Channel......
  • Mexicali quake stronger than Haiti's, but far less destructive. Why?

     
    The magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck near Mexicali on Sunday was actually significantly stronger than the 7.0 temblor that hit Haiti in January. But effects in terms of damage and loss of life could not be more different. The Haiti......
  • Mexicali gradually returning to normal after earthquake, Mexican officials say

     
    Normal routines gradually returned Monday to the border city of Mexicali, Mexico, hit hard Easter Sunday by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake felt as far away as Los Angeles and Phoenix, Mexican authorities said.“Little by little, things are coming back to.......
  • Northbound U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico reopened after earthquake

     
    The U.S.-Mexico border was opened Tuesday to northbound vehicle traffic in Calexico, but the historic downtown district remained closed as inspectors checked for structural damage to buildings in the wake of the magnitude 7.2 Easter Sunday earthquake in...
  • 500 aftershocks and counting from Mexicali earthquake

     
    There have been more than 500 aftershocks from Sunday's 7.2 Mexicali earthquake, and experts said residents in the region can expect many more. “People who live near [the epicenter] are getting no sleep,” said Kate Hutton, a Caltech seismologist....
  • A politically correct dress code: Why politicians shed suits at ballgames, disasters -- and why it matters

     
    When President Obama threw out the first ball at last year's Major League Baseball All-Star game, he wore jeans -- really comfortable, really worn, really vintage American jeans. He got hammered, with critics decrying the selection as "Mom jeans."...
  • L.A. riots were 'staggering failure' for former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates

     
    Tributes are coming in for former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates, who died Friday. "Chief Gates accomplished great things in both good and difficult economic times," Chief Charlie Beck said in a statement. "And the successes of several major programs and......
  • Not In Our Town: West Virginians spread the love to counter the hate with flash mob organizing

     
    Full disclosure: As someone who was born and raised in the Mountain State, I could not be more proud of the residents of West Virginia (and my former hometown of Wheeling) than I am in telling you about this uplifting story. The picketing hate group known...
  • Panic, looting and rubble litter the streets of Haiti

     
    The tiny bodies of children lay in piles next to the ruins of their collapsed school. People with faces covered by white dust and the blood of open wounds roamed the streets. Frantic doctors wrapped heads and stitched up sliced limbs in a hotel parking...
  • L.A. County rescuers find victims in collapsed buildings

     
    A team of rescuers from Los Angeles County has located six victims trapped in the rubble in Haiti. The Los Angeles Urban Search and Rescue Team used search dogs to help locate victims at two locations — one a three-story home, the other a four-story...
  • Hunger and hope, thirst and frenzy grip Haiti

     
    Precious water, food and early glimmers of hope began reaching parched and hungry earthquake survivors Saturday on the streets of this shattered city, where despair at times turned into a frenzy among the ruins. "People are so desperate for food that they...