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  • Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...
  • Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures

    Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures
    Robert LaVigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley, died Feb. 20 in Seattle. He was 85. LaVigne had been in...
  • Hundreds of aftershocks from 5.1 earthquake

    Hundreds of aftershocks from 5.1 earthquake
    There have been hundreds of aftershocks from Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, which experts said is what they expected. The aftershocks are declining in frequency. The largest was a 4.1 temblor that hit Rowland Heights on Saturday afternoon. Many of...
  • Fullerton apartments deemed safe; quake-displaced residents return

    Fullerton apartments deemed safe; quake-displaced residents return
    About 50 residents were let back into their Fullerton apartment units, which had been red-tagged Friday night after the 5.1 La Habra earthquake, according to Fullerton Fire Battalion Chief John Stokes. City building department inspectors were out in...
  • Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken

    Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken
    When the first jolt hit, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed. As Sebourn rushed his screaming girls toward the door, another violent lurch knocked the mayor and one of his daughters...
  • 5.1 earthquake: Significant damage reported in some areas

    5.1 earthquake: Significant damage reported in some areas
    A series of temblors, punctuated by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake Friday night near La Habra, did more than just rattle nerves a few miles away in Fullerton, where residents had to deal with no water service, property damage and, in some cases, finding other...
  • 5.1 quake displaces Los Angeles-area residents; aftershocks continue

    5.1 quake displaces Los Angeles-area residents; aftershocks continue
    A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck near La Habra shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, the latest in a series of aftershocks to hit the area after a 5.1 temblor the night before displaced a number of residents. After the 5.1 quake, at least eight homes and 20...
  • Mudslide-prone area felt safe from smaller slides, official says

    Mudslide-prone area felt safe from smaller slides, official says
    ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Residents along the Stillaguamish River had felt protected from small landslides during the past eight years because Snohomish County spent millions of dollars shoring up the area after a mudslide in 2006, the county’s...
  • Anguish and uncertainty in search for Washington mudslide victims

    Anguish and uncertainty in search for Washington mudslide victims
    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River. The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 — leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller...
  • Search-and-rescue workers are pulled back in Washington mudslide

    Search-and-rescue workers are pulled back in Washington mudslide
    ARLINGTON, Wash. — Fearing more moving earth at the site of Saturday's deadly mudslide, search-and-rescue workers were pulled back Monday afternoon from searching for the dead and missing, officials said. "There are concerns about additional...
  • 'No sign of life' in path of Washington mudslide

    'No sign of life' in path of Washington mudslide
    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The voices heard late Saturday night from the rubble of a massive mudslide have gone silent. Thwarted for hours by ooze treacherous as quicksand, rescuers were able to resume their search for victims Sunday. But instead of...