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  • Industrial blaze rocks South L.A., injures two firefighters

     
    An enormous fire tore through a complex of industrial buildings in South Los Angeles early Wednesday, igniting explosions, collapsing walls and leaving two firefighters with minor injuries. The blaze rocked the neighborhood with debris-laden blasts,...
  • Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music

    Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music
    "In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
  • 8.9-magnitude quake rocks Japan

    8.9-magnitude quake rocks Japan
    A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast. At least one...
  • Crash severs a vital state artery

    The fiery Interstate 5 truck crash that killed at least three people south of Santa Clarita has severed the state's main north-south transportation artery for an indefinite period, authorities said Saturday. Officials guessed that southbound lanes...
  • Metrolink needs top-to-bottom improvements, report says

    Top-to-bottom improvements in the safety culture of the Metrolink rail system are needed to reduce the odds of future accidents like the September disaster in Chatsworth that killed 25 people and injured 135 others, a panel of experts said Friday. A two-...
  • Know nukes

    Newspapers, commentators, the public, you and I all evaluate certain actions as "risky" or "extremely risky" with little idea of the magnitude of the risk involved. However, insurance companies are not so offhand. They must evaluate risk correctly to stay...
  • A feminist house divided?

    Today's question: What are the divisions in contemporary feminist movements? What can we expect in the future? Click here to read previous installments from this week's Dust-Up. For feminist organizations, it's change or die Point: Katha Pollitt The...
  • The deeper danger of Crandall Canyon

    Before the hordes of reporters move on from the Crandall Canyon Mine disaster, taking the nation's attention with them, we should seize the opportunity to turn this tragedy into a teachable moment -- one that will allow us to look beyond the chilling...
  • Riccardo Cassin dies at 100; legendary Italian mountain climber

    Riccardo Cassin dies at 100; legendary Italian mountain climber
    Riccardo Cassin, who was a legendary Italian alpinist fondly known as "Il Padre," has died. He was credited with more than 2,500 climbs and 100 first ascents around the world and discovered routes that 70 years later are still considered benchmarks...
  • Leigh Gilmore dies at 50; advocate for the disabled

    Leigh Gilmore dies at 50; advocate for the disabled
    Leigh Gilmore, whose dramatic escape from a New York hotel during the 9/11 attacks was told in a September television documentary, leading to a poignant reunion with her rescuers, died Dec. 19 at a Chicago hospital of complications from multiple...
  • House pursuing probe of SEIU local in L.A., panel chairman says

    House pursuing probe of SEIU local in L.A., panel chairman says
    Responding to Republican charges of foot-dragging, the Democratic chairman of the House labor panel said Tuesday that it is pursuing its inquiry into a spending scandal at the Service Employees International Union but taking care not to interfere with a...