Archive for May 5th, 2013

Update: Camarillo Springs fire 80 percent contained; arson ruled out

Local | | May 05 2013, 5:20 PM

The Camarillo Springs wildfire is 80 percent contained Monday. Firefighters say full containment expected Tuesday.

Valley fever hits thousands in parched Calif,, AZ farm regions

Health | | May 05 2013, 2:00 PM

California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal disease, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.

Former detainee talks of desperation in Guantanamo Bay

US & World | | May 05 2013, 1:49 PM

Omar Deghayes is one of hundreds of former detainees who have been released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay over the past several years.

Long hidden, Vatican painting linked to Native Americans

Arts & Entertainment | | May 05 2013, 12:11 PM

A newly cleaned painting in the Vatican dating to 1494, may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The painting had been largely ignored for more than 500 years.

Violence, hardship fuels Central American immigration to US

US & World | | May 05 2013, 10:30 AM

While Mexican immigration to the U.S. has slowed in recent years, the number of Central Americans heading north has been on the rise.

'Iron Man 3' rakes in $175.3M in No. 2 domestic debut

Arts & Entertainment | | May 05 2013, 10:02 AM

According to studio estimates Sunday, "Iron Man 3" had the second-biggest debut ever, behind the $207.4 million start last year for "The Avengers," which teamed him with other Marvel Comics heroes.

Israel reportedly attacks Syrian military research center early Sunday (video)

US & World | | May 05 2013, 9:44 AM

Israeli warplanes attacked the center near Damascus, according to intelligence reports and Syrian state media, leading Syria to deem it a "declaration of war."

5 women die when limo bursts into flames on Bay Area bridge

Local | | May 05 2013, 9:33 AM

A limousine traveling on a major bridge in the San Francisco area burst into flames, killing five female passengers who were trapped inside and injuring four others who escaped, authorities said Sunday.

A splash of 'urban ocean' on Southern California cruise

Environment & Science | | May 05 2013, 9:24 AM

Instead of traveling alongside picturesque beaches, this boat takes passengers on a tour that includes sea lions and trash, juxtaposing Long Beach's commercial might with a fragile ecosystem.

Good brush clearance by Glendale residents key in quick fire containment

Environment & Science | | May 05 2013, 7:02 AM

When Captain Harges of Glendale’s Fire Company 23 heard a fire had broken out in Chevy Chase Canyon Friday, he feared the worst.

LA Muslims see hope for interfaith relations in the new Catholic Pope Francis

Arts & Entertainment | | May 05 2013, 6:00 AM

Initial actions by the newly installed Pope Francis — such as washing the feet of Muslim inmates — have given hope to local Islamic leaders for better relations with the Church.

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