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How to talk to kids about fires and earthquakes, before and after they happen

A guide for parents and teachers on how to prepare children for natural disasters, and how to talk to them in the aftermath.

'A lot of instability right now': Supt. King's long medical leave raises questions for L.A. Unified

The first response to the rumors about Michelle King was: Everything is fine. Then word came that the Los Angeles school superintendent would be back at her desk within days. Then that estimate was extended by a month. Now the leader of the nation’s second-largest school system, already out for...

'Rebuild!' echoes across fire-scarred Santa Rosa, but toxic hazards and red tape could slow efforts

Dee Dee Bridges lost her 3,300-square-foot home in the Fountaingrove neighborhood when fires swept through two weeks ago, and she’s ready to start work on a new home. "At my age, I am not about waiting," said Bridges, 70, a retired teacher and former leader of the local League of Women Voters....

How to snuff out the grotesque epidemic of sexual harassment? Start early

When Harvey Weinstein tried to explain away his decades-long habit of sexual harassment and assault, he was mocked — deservedly — for claiming that he was a product of the zeitgeist. “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different,” he wrote....

From the Archives: The Witch's House

Built in 1921 at a Culver City film studio, the Witch’s House was moved to its current location in 1934. In an Aug. 30, 2006, article, staff writer Thomas Curwen reported: This witch's lair of fairy-tale proportions, concocted in 1921 from a brew straight out of the Brothers Grimm, may be a cliche...

The border wall prototypes have been built. The next step is to test them, officials say

The U.S. government announced Thursday that prototypes for President Trump's proposed border wall have been completed and will be subjected to punishment to test their mettle — by workers wielding sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools. The testing could lead to officials concluding...

Fast-moving fire burning in Cleveland National Forest

Firefighters were battling a fast-moving brush fire Thursday in the Cleveland National Forest. The blaze had burned more than 100 acres off South Main Divide Road west of Wildomar and Lake Elsinore. No homes were currently threatened, and firefighters were battling the blaze from the ground and...

4.6 earthquake strikes off California's Central Coast

A 4.6 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon off the California coast near Lompoc according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:38 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles. There were no immediate reports of damage, though the quake was felt across the Central Coast from...

Newport Beach will monitor drivers' Bluetooth data to analyze traffic, congestion

Newport Beach will use Bluetooth technology in an effort to improve traffic flow. The City Council agreed Tuesday night to buy a traffic monitoring system that, in several locations around town, will ping signals off Bluetooth-enabled equipment such as cellphones and in-car hands-free devices,...

Fan in Dodger jersey who jumped into Astros bullpen arrested

A man who hopped over a railing and into the Houston Astros bullpen tonight during Game 2 of the World Series was arrested, police said. Video of the incident posted on the internet shows the man, who is sporting a Dodger jersey and backward cap, jump out of the stands and into the bullpen during...

At $882 a seat, Dodger Stadium is L.A.'s most expensive real estate as World Series begins

At 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, StubHub sent me a message. “It’s game day, Dodgers fans,” said the header on the email. “Be there live!” I opened the message and got this: “World Series tickets are just taps away!” So I tapped. And up popped a seating chart for Dodger Stadium, along with a list of tickets...

Sima Wali, Afghan refugee who battled 'gender apartheid' in her homeland, dies at 66

Buildings in ruins, cars buried under fallen masonry — the scars of warfare seemed to touch every corner of the landscape as Sima Wali stared silently at her homeland. An exile since 1978, it had been 24 years since Wali had fled Afghanistan. And as her car bounced along a broken highway in Kabul,...

Heat and wind shorten school day for Santa Monica, Malibu students

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District gave students the option of leaving school early Tuesday because of the heat and high winds. There will also be a “minimal day” schedule Tuesday, which means most schools will end between noon and 1 p.m., and serve lunch earlier in the day. L.A. shattere...

L.A. school board member Rodriguez pleads not guilty to campaign charges

Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he illegally reimbursed 25 donors to his successful 2015 campaign for office. Rodriguez, 46, is charged with three felony and 25 misdemeanor counts related to the alleged scheme. If convicted, he faces up to...

Charges that O.C. agency botched response to destructive fire prompts changes, calls for probe

Amid questions over the Orange County Fire Authority's response time to the Canyon Fire 2, Anaheim officials announced Tuesday the city has changed its protocol for responding to mutual-aid blazes. Anaheim firefighters were first called about the brush fire -- which eventually charred 9,200 acres,...

Trump blames her death on an illegal immigrant. But why did her killer have a gun in the first place?

For more than two years, I have puzzled over the tragic death of Kathryn Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant named Jose Ines Garcia Zarate. You may not remember Garcia Zarate’s name, but you surely remember Steinle, a joyful and well-traveled 32-year-old California native who became the...

From the Archives: Marni Nixon — ghost singer to the stars

This smoke-filled portrait by staff photographer Frank Q. Brown appeared in the Feb. 25, 1962, Los Angeles Times. Writer Charles E. Davis Jr.'s accompanying story reported: Hollywood's ghosts are rattling in their closets. They've been heard – now they want to be known. You've heard them in many...

4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off Catalina Island

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Catalina Island early Tuesday. The quake struck at about midnight about 29 miles southeast of Avalon and about 31 miles north of San Clemente Island in the Pacific Ocean. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was on Catalina as well...

Woman arrested on suspicion of trespassing at Justin Bieber's home for third time, Beverly Hills police say

A woman in her 40s was arrested Monday night at Justin Bieber's temporary Beverly Hills home on suspicion of trespassing for the third time in a week. Officers met with Bieber's security team, who had the woman in custody and called police to the home in the 400 block of Castle Place at 7:37 p.m.,said...

Fire loss total surges to 8,400 structures in Northern California

The wine country wildfires destroyed at least 8,400 homes and other buildings, authorities said Monday, a significant increase in the already staggering property loss. Efforts continued by firefighters to gain control of the fires and by searchers looking for more victims. The death toll as of...

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