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  • New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings

    New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings
    The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch. In New Zealand,...
  • Man crushed to death at El Sereno bakery

     
    Bakery death: State safety investigators have opened an investigation into what caused a gate to collapse at an El Sereno business early Monday, crushing a worker to death, authorities said....
  • 'Entourage' recap: With friends like these

     
    Last seen getting a beat down from Eminem and then being busted by the cops for possession, movie star Vincent Chase has hit bottom and now wants to climb out of the hole in which he finds himself. Because this......
  • Caltrans worker killed by vehicle on San Diego freeway

     
    A 52-year-old Caltrans maintenance worker was killed Monday when he was struck by a vehicle in San Diego. Richard Gonzalez was the third Caltrans worker to die on the job in the last 48 days, the agency said. Gonzalez died......
  • L.A. County pays $810,000 to family of pedestrian killed by forklift near County-USC Medical Center

     
    Los Angeles County Supervisors on Tuesday authorized an $810,000 payment to the family of an 86-year-old man who died after being struck by a forklift at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Andrew Bagsiao was crossing the driveway at the hospital's.......
  • Jury awards fired Countrywide executive $3.8 million

     
    A Superior Court jury in Van Nuys has awarded $3.8 million to a former Countrywide Financial Corp. executive who claimed he was fired because he refused to falsify a report to a bond-rating firm and exposed unsafe working conditions at......
  • Editor Falls to His Death From Hollywood Landmark

     
    6331 Hollywood Blvd., now the Scientology HQ, via Google maps’ street view. Nothing about Norman Siegel’s death made any sense. The former publicist, now working as the West Coast editor of Photoplay magazine, went to the rooftop snack bar at......
  • New Zealand shows even strong building codes are no match for monster earthquake, experts say [Update]

     
    The devastation and loss of life in the Christchurch, New Zealand, quakes offer some sober lessons for California, earthquake experts said. The damage shows that a sharp earthquake in a highly vulnerable area can get the better of strong seismic......
  • LAPD probes substandard construction in blaze that killed firefighter

     
    An investigation into a fire last week at a Hollywood Hills home that killed an L.A. firefighter is focusing on questions about substandard construction and possible permit violations. The investigation is being handed by the Los Angeles Police...
  • Officials investigate explosion outside Kern County chemical plant

     
    Kern County fire officials are investigating the cause of an explosion Saturday afternoon outside the Niklor Chemical plant. When firefighters arrived just after 2 p.m., they found a trailer on fire in the loading docks, said Capt. Bill Brickey of......
  • Poisoned fish: An old mercury mine taints California waters

     
    An abandoned mercury mine that for decades has sent polluted, orange waste into a creek that eventually feeds into San Francisco Bay is a threat to human health and should be added to a list of the nation's worst polluted......