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In This Issue

Oct 10, 2014 10:03 am |

L.A. Prepares for the Big Quake Amid the Questions of When and How Large

Feature_LA1-770x512Seismologists agree that it’s a matter of when, not if, it happens, and that the resulting damage will be incalculable in the city of more than 4 million residents and 400,000 businesses.

It’s referred to as the Big One, the cataclysmic earthquake that will devastate ...

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Oct 10, 2014 10:00 am |

Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

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Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves during an earthquake. On October 16 at 10:16 a.m. nearly 10 millions Californians and more than 7 million others worldwide will participate in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills by practicing the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” action recommended by experts as key to surviving ...

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Oct 09, 2014 09:32 am |

Port of Los Angeles fire extinguished, terminal operations restart

pola fire 1  A large crane with a demolition claw drops a load it extracted on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, out of the damaged portion of the pier at the Port of Los Angeles that began burning Monday night. (Photo ...
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Oct 09, 2014 09:11 am |

Port of L.A. fire cleanup: Effects of toxic chemical releases studied

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By Tony Barboza
Cleanup of charred wood debris in the water after Port of Los Angeles to take weeks, authorities say
Port of L.A. fire emitted high levels of the toxic gases naphthalene and benzene, air quality officials say

Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the ...

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Oct 09, 2014 08:57 am |

Will Improved Transparency Facilitate Text-to-911 in California?

PhoneGov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1211, which requires the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to develop a timeline for a statewide next-generation 911 emergency communications system.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to kick-start adoption of next-generation emergency communications ...

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Sep 28, 2014 04:31 pm |

Forest Service thinks California’s drought caused a massive mudslide

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By Tony Barboza

Jonathan Dove was patrolling Mt. Shasta on a clear, warm afternoon when a group of backpackers asked him if Mud Creek Canyon on the Northern California peak always flowed so heavily.

The U.S. Forest Service climbing ranger scrambled up a ridge to investigate. He peered into the canyon ...

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Sep 28, 2014 04:23 pm |

Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million Within Four Months, C.D.C. Estimates

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Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling.

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