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L.A. NOWThe 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...
A politically correct dress code: Why politicians shed suits at ballgames, disasters -- and why it mattersTop of the TicketWhen 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. NOWTributes 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......
SWEAT glistens on 24-year-old triathlete Lauren Robertson's forehead as she pedals a bicycle hooked up to a computer measuring her power output. As Ashton Johnson, co-owner of Sundance Cycles in Agoura Hills, adjusts the seat and handlebar height on...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterManagers at the state's largest nuclear plant won safety bonuses for years by hiding employees' on-the-job injuries and dodging state reporting rules, employees of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station said in testimony during nine days of...
Times Staff WriterThe fireweed began each spring as tufts of hairy growth and spread across the seafloor fast enough to cover a football field in an hour. When fishermen touched it, their skin broke out in searing welts. Their lips blistered and peeled. Their eyes...
The adage "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" doesn't always apply to distance runners. Promising running careers can be interrupted or cut short -- and training goals derailed -- by overuse injuries known as stress fractures. Repeated pounding...
Tags: Bones and Joints, Legs, Education, College Sports, Athletes
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterStuart Witt, a former test pilot who runs the airport in this weathered desert town, was working at his desk when he heard the explosion. "I turned and looked out the window," said Witt, 54. "There was a trace of dust in the air over by the east-side...
They arrive by land, air and sea, with visions of the good life dancing in their heads. At first, their numbers are so small as to be barely noticeable. But within a few years they may end up taking over your street, your colonia, practically your...
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Times Staff WriterWhen he died, the nation mourned. Flags flew at half-staff. Movie screens went dark. Radio broadcasters observed 30 minutes of silence. Under a scorching sun in Glendale, 50,000 people filed past his casket. In an era of hip-hop and reality TV, it is...
The police chief -------------------- By William J. Bratton -------------------- SEPT. 11, 2001, primary election day in New York City, began as a picture-perfect day. Early that morning, I'd done a call-in interview with radio show host Don...
Times Staff WriterThe Los Angeles Unified School District has retrofitted just nine of the 145 school buildings that safety experts determined are at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The buildings include classrooms, auditoriums and administrative offices on...
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