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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Cal State Northridge Scare as Man With Gun Reported in Oviatt Library

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Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Oviatt Library.
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Update: Following a fruitless police search for the man the library will reopen on-schedule tomorrow morning, a CSUN official tells the Weekly. Also, check out a photo of the person of interest after the jump. First posted at 12:39 p.m.

Oviatt Library at Cal State Northridge was evacuated this morning and students were told they could skip class following a scary report of a man with a gun, a suspect who was said to appear to be of Middle Eastern descent. (The campus has him as "white").

He was reportedly wearing a t-shirt on that reads "human rights violation." The report came in shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to a campus press release.

But so far, no gunman has been found.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

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SDG&E announced early this morning that power was fully restored "sooner than anticipated." And, at the bottom, California electricity officials issue a "flex-alert" for the entire state.

A power outage affecting all of San Diego County has been reported today, and now we're seeing tweets that the lights have gone out in Dana Point, Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo. [Added]: The San Diego Union-Tribune now says this thing goes from Arizona to Baja Califorina to South Orange County. We're estimating that if all of San Diego and TJ are out this could potentially affect 5 million people.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego Gas & Electric is working on the outage.

South Orange County is covered by that utility and others, we believe, namely Southern California Edison.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Plane Crashes Into Santa Monica Home: Only Pilot Suffers Injuries

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Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:40 PM

21st and Navy. - GOOGLE MAPS
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  • 21st and Navy.
Updated at the bottom, and crazy cellphone video of the rescue added (warning -- not for the weak of stomach). First posted at 4:22 p.m.

Another year month another plane crash near Santa Monica Airport.

This one happened about 2:30 p.m. after a plane piloted by a student flyer nose dived into a house near 21st and Navy streets in Santa Monica, according to KNX 1070 Newsradio.

Amazingly, nobody was seriously hurt:

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Bryan Stow Beating Witness Matthew Lee Succumbs to Nut Allergy

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Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Bryan Stow.
  • Bryan Stow.
A man who escaped the fate of Dodgers' opening-day beating victim and friend Bryan Stow succumbed yesterday to ... nuts.

That's according to TMZ, which reported that Matthew Lee, a witness to the infamous beating who himself was allegedly punched before suspects turned on Stow and ended up assaulting him into a coma, died Sunday.

The cause, it seems, was a salad, or rather ...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Art Walk Accident Downtown Takes Life of 2-Month-Old Boy

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Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

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  • Patrons of Art Walk Thursday.
See our piece about a movement to close the streets downtown for Art Walk here. First posted at 11:04 p.m. Thursday.

An accident during downtown L.A.'s monthly Art Walk Thursday night took the life of a 2-month-old infant boy and appeared to have put his mom in a hospital, according to authorities and reports.

It happened about 9:15 p.m. at Spring and Fourth streets, police said. Reports vary about how it happened, with City News Service stating that two cars collided and one of those vehicles hit the victims and CBS2 reporting that the driver of a Cadillac lost control during a parallel parking maneuver.

That station says ...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

The site of the Yellowstone bear attack.
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A mama grizzly bear that was looking after her cubs in Yellowstone National Park was startled by a husband-and-wife pair of L.A.-area hikers and mauled the man to death this week.

The Torrance victim was ID'd today as 57-year-old Brian Matayoshi of Torrance. His wife, Marylin, was nearly killed as well as the bear picked her up by her daypack and let her go before heading for her husband. She yelled for help, and nearby hikers called 911.

But when rangers showed up about 11:30 a.m. yesterday, Matayoshi was gone. He suffered ...

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Monday, June 27, 2011

The scene of the rescue. - LAPD
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  • The scene of the rescue.
Here's a little tip for you: If flames erupt beneath you as you're driving your car, try not to lock the doors. In fact, the opposite action would be apropos: Unlock them. Take your seatbelt off. Get out. Stuff like that. Basic.

Cops indicate a woman locked her doors and froze up as her Dodge Caravan started to burn this morning in Hollywood. Luckily for her officers were nearby.

It happened ...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The last time.
  • The last time.
As if Japan needs any more shaking or waves, a 6.7 earthquake hit the east coast of Honshu, Japan today, prompting a tsunami warning for that area, but not for us.

According to Associated Press:

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami warning center said that it did not expect a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami from the quake.

Friday, May 27, 2011

TORRANCE PD
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Updated at the bottom: Witnesses described the scene before crash as "chaotic." The death of Garton is reported in an update on the next page.

Two motorcycle police officers were "badly hurt" when they collided during a funeral procession for a late Manhattan Beach cop in Torrance today, reports KNX 1070 Newsradio.

The afternoon accident happened at Sepulveda 227th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard boulevards, possibly when one of the riders turned in front of the other, the station reported.

The accident was so bad, it seems, that ...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Westwood Explosion Under Street Injures Metro Bus Driver

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Tue, May 17, 2011 at 1:43 PM

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So you're driving down Westwood Boulevard and boom, the ground explodes beneath. A heavy, solid mahole cover careens into the bottom of your vehicle. Startled, you look around for the terrorist or, at least, frat boy who did this.

Nothing.

No, it was an electrical explosion below the street. And it sent the driver -- a bus driver -- to the hospital. It happened ...

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