Archive for September 8th, 2013


Morgan Fire

Dozens of homes evacuated in SF Bay Area wildfire

A wildfire burning in a state park in the San Francisco Bay Area has led to the evacuation of several dozen homes.
Riddick Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Vin Diesel, Karl Urban Sci-Fi Movie HD
Despite this weekend's reputation of one of the slowest of the year, two openings managed to draw a crowd for their cult-status protagonists.

NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.
Archbishop Jose Gomez
Congress returns from recess Monday amidst a push by Catholics to get an immigration reform bill passed by Dec. 31. So far, it lacks the votes to reach the President's desk.
UCLA Bruins football Helmet
Nick Pasquale, a wide receiver for UCLA and a former player for San Clemente High, was struck and killed by a passing car early Sunday morning.
The source? Signs of the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus have been detected in camels on the Arabian Peninsula. But it's still a mystery how people catch the disease.

Treatment for Middle East coronavirus works in monkey tests

Scientists offer a glimmer of hope that a treatment for humans with the deadly disease might be on the horizon.
Golden State Killer
Detectives want to know who worked on a Santa Barbara County strip mall construction project in 1979 as they seek to identify a serial killer suspected of murders and rapes in California more than 30 years ago.
2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival - Day 5

Wrestling gains a place in 2020 Olympics

Wrestling has regained its place among the sports slated for the 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to reinstate the sport.
Ahmed al-Hurani, left, and his son, Bassam, live in the West Bank. Eleven members of their family living in Syria died in the chemical attack on Aug. 21.

'The family house was hit': Chemical attack killed Palestinians

Not all the victims of the chemical attack in Syria on Aug. 21 were Syrian. The al-Hurani family in the West Bank city of Jenin counts 11 members of its extended clan among the dead.
The Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Takla in the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula is seen on Sept. 7. The town is now controlled by a rebel group with al-Qaida ties.

Syria Developments: Assad on retaliation; Rebels take town

A militant Islamist group with ties to al-Qaida has seized a town with a large Christian population in Syria, as officials in the U.S. and its allies debate how to respond to the conflict.
Luxury Bunkers

Menifee welcomes next generation of doomsday bunkers

Residents of the small city once known for its farming and mining can begin applying for permits to build their subterranean housing this month after the City Council passed a hotly contested ordinance allowing the practice.
venice boardwalk
Five weeks after an Italian honeymooner was killed by a driver, officials say barriers installed at Ocean Front Walk are enhancing safety. But some beach regulars call them "gross."


If green abalone restoration is going to happen, it'll take a village, say scientists, educators, and volunteers working in Orange County and Los Angeles.
Fast Food Worker Strike

Hundreds of union leaders and supporters meet in LA

The future of the nation’s organized labor movement may emerge from California, where last year unions added 100,000 members.


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