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  1. Nepal earthquake a reminder of Big One that will strike California, says Dr. Lucy JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Pasadena Star-News

    Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people is the same magnitude temblor Los Angeles city officials and area residents need to be ready for, seismologist Lucy Jones said Sunday. “This is their equivalent of what we talk about with the Shakeout Earthquake - a model of the Shakeout earthquake is 7.8,” said Jones, a Caltech-based science adviser for risk reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  2. Almonds get roasted in debate over California water useRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this Tuesday photo, almonds are seen on growing in an almond orchard belonging to farmer Bob Weimer, near Atwater As California cities and towns move to mandatory water cutbacks in the fourth year of extreme drought, the state's $6.5 billion almond crop has claimed the spotlight as 'the poster child of all things bad in water' in the countryís top agriculture state. At 1 gallon per almond, Californiaís almond crop is now consuming about 10 percent of all the water that Californians are using in the drought.

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  3. Smartphones could be used to detect earthquakes and save lives, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> Today's ubiquitous smartphones some day could save lives by sending information to earthquake early-warning systems, according to a study published Friday. These consumer devices have global positioning system receivers that collectively could observe permanent ground movement.

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  4. PG&E may be a too biga for safety, California regulator saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Repeated natural-gas accidents - including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people - suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said he would ask the commission's staff to study “the culture of safety” and the structure of the utility, which he noted currently has its gas and electricity operations under a single board and CEO.

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  5. Robin Williamsa wife, children head to court in estate fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge Monday to argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one of his Northern California homes.

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  6. Evidence suggests Germanwings co-pilot hid an illness from employers, prosecutor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    This is an undated image taken from Facebook of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in San Francisco California. Lubitz the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and ìintentionallyî rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps on Tuesday, ignoring the captainís frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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  7. South Bay designer Stephen Jones creates intimate, social spacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    2 Task areas: Think of the different task areas and how the locations relate to the activities occurring around them. 3 Lighting: Remember that people avoid doing tasks in unlit areas.

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  8. Oakland Raiders stadium plan in motion, but obstacles remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to keep the team in the Bay Area. WHAT'S TO LIKE: If things go well, Raiders will get a new stadium near the site of their current home WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE: NFL has misgiving about local leaders granting an exclusive negotiating agreement to a single developer, jeopardizing their leverage PHOENIX >> Sometime Tuesday night, one of the primary hurdles standing in the way of the Oakland Raiders' long-term future in the Bay Area will finally be cleared.

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  9. Why the Federal Reserve struggled with how to boost economy in 2009Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    As the Great Recession inflicted worsening damage on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve struggled during 2009 to determine the best corrective steps to pursue. Transcripts of their meetings released Wednesday showed that the Fed's policymakers feared the precedents being set by providing billions of dollars of government aid to the nation's largest banks.

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  10. Some killers dona t deserve parole hearings: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    This undated photo released by the California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Robert Beausoleil.

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  11. Good riddance to Villaraigosa? Not so fast: OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Antonio Villaraigosa is far from widely loved in his own city, so the former Los Angeles mayor's decision not to run for U.S. Senate in 2016 may please a lot of people here. First, the people who cheer Villaraigosa's decision not to seek a Senate seat could end up with him as California governor.

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  12. Are Los Angeles mayors jinxed when it comes to winning higher office?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    If former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to be California's next U.S. senator, he's going to have to beat the jinx. L.A.'s City Hall has proved to be a political graveyard for a string of its former mayors, whose appeal at home didn't extend widely enough when they set their sights on statewide office.

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  13. Now that ports have a labor agreement, ita s time to move all that cargoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Jake Ferguson rides a wave on Feb. 20, 2015, in Sunset Beach, as loaded cargo ships are anchored outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The challenge of negotiating a labor agreement between dockworkers and their employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was replaced Saturday by an enormous new challenge: Clearing a staggering volume of backed-up cargo containers.

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  14. Measles outbreak: California bill would end all vaccination loopholes except medicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    SACRAMENTO >> In a move that could give California one of the nation's toughest vaccine laws, two state senators have introduced legislation that would eliminate most exemptions that allow parents to avoid requirements to vaccinate their children. If enacted, California would join only two other states - Mississippi and West Virginia - that permit only medical exemptions as legitimate reasons to sidestep vaccinations.

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  15. U.S. Labor Secretary gives West Coast ports Friday deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Cargo trucks wait in line to enter the Port of Long Beach, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif. Seaports in the U.S. West Coast that were all but shut over the weekend because of a contract dispute are reopening as the nation's top labor official tries to solve a stalemate between dockworkers and their employers that already has disrupted billions of dollars in U.S. international trade.

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  16. Mayor Garcetti says dockworkers, port employers are working toward agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were humming with activity today, a “good sign” that dockworkers and port employers are working toward resolving lingering labor issues holding up trade at West Coast ports, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Negotiations to resolve the labor contract dispute were continuing in San Francisco, with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez helping to broker a deal between port employers and dockworkers.

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  17. U.S. Labor Secretary, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti continue talks to break port impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in San Francisco to take part in talks to resolve the ongoing labor dispute between port employers and dockworkers that's affecting 29 West Coast ports, including the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A spokesman for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Wednesday he is not in San Francisco, but spoke with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez Tuesday night.

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  18. U.S. Labor Secretary continues talks to break port impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in San Francisco today to take part in talks to resolve the ongoing labor dispute between port employers and dockworkers that's affecting 29 West Coast ports, including the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A spokesman for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said today he is not in San Francisco, but spoke with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez last night.

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  19. Port workers want arbitrator David Miller out, but employers aim to keep himRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    The labor-management standoff that is disrupting billions of dollars of international trade at West Coast seaports now centers on the future of one man who resolves workplace disputes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. After nine months of bargaining for a new contract and weeks of partial port shutdowns, dockworkers and their employers disagree whether they should change the system for arbitrating allegations of work slowdowns, discrimination and other conflicts.

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  20. Northern California hit by second wet, windy stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Northern California was lashed by a second wet and windy storm with the potential to take down trees and power lines on Sunday, days after a similar system moved through the region. Thunderstorms and wind gusts of 45 miles per hour were forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area, where the storm was expected to drop as much as 3 inches of rain in coastal hills before moving out Monday afternoon.

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