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GETTING BY: Sorry, but the commuting nightmare...

GETTING BY: Sorry, but the commuting nightmare won’t be ending in the near future. Still, there are ways to make it bearable. Street Smart offers advice on safety precautions and which alternative routes and modes of transportation make the most sense. Commuters, ride-sharing experts and CHP officers offer suggestions. (B1)

SUPER SUNDAY: They lost their homes and they’re living in shelters, but dozens of earthquake victims at least got to watch the Super Bowl, courtesy of Circuit City and the A. C. Green Foundation. Dozens of people cheered on their favorite team in front of color TVs at 29 Red Cross shelters around the area. (B1)

HIGH ANXIETY: The two public high schools hit hardest by the quake were El Camino Real in Woodland Hills and John F. Kennedy in Granada Hills. Both schools--which serve 5,000 students--are closed and may stay that way until March. At first, students enjoyed the time off. But now they’re getting nervous--about final exams, sports and college applications. . . . El Camino math teacher Jerry Hickman, above, teaches calculus students at his home. (B1)

QUAKE DOC: When the Pretty Big One hit two weeks ago, Dr. David Frankle was thrown six feet across the emergency room at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. But he picked himself up and went to work, grappling for days with one medical crisis after another. And he loved it. Why? No paperwork and lots of autonomy. “It was just pure doctoring,” he said. “It was great.” (B5)

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BOY SHOT: A 16-year-old Canyon Country boy was shot in both legs and seriously injured after he allegedly fired a pellet gun at an off-duty Los Angeles police officer. The youth was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after the Saturday night confrontation in the parking lot of a Santa Clarita restaurant, authorities said. (B14)


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