| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis.
By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the...
| Oct 14, 2013
In 2006, Michigan voters banned affirmative action at the state's public universities. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging that ban. If you support affirmative action, you must hope that the court will strike it down, right?...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:01 PM
A UC Berkeley law school graduate student was sentenced to six months at a prison boot camp Wednesday for beheading an exotic bird during a drunken chase at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
Justin Alexander Teixeira, 25, will serve his sentence at a prison...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In the humid foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, deep within a carnivore's bloody lair, an early human ancestor fought a life-or-death struggle, and lost.
He had entered the den on a scavenging mission, possibly with several others. Their plan: Use a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she...
| Oct 18, 2013
Concrete structures may look sturdy and durable, but the ones built without steel reinforcing bars, known as rebar, are actually brittle and run the risk of collapsing in a strong earthquake. That's a problem Los Angeles cannot continue to ignore....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Los Angeles officials and the University of California were locked in standoff Friday over whether the city would receive a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake.
The list is considered a crucial first step in any...
| Oct 20, 2013
It is difficult to explain the recent government shutdown to citizens of other nations. In most of the world's democracies, this kind of disruption can't happen. Rules are in place to keep the government running even if a new budget isn't passed on time....