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I have been a citizen of Orange County for 37 years and have frequently enjoyed the beach and the fire rings. Never have I heard of a problem until this year. It appears that the rich of Newport Beach have convinced themselves that they are being...
Battling 12-foot seas and 30-mph winds, the Coast Guard plucked four people from a life raft near Big Sur on Saturday afternoon, officials said. The four were rescued shortly after the tug boat they were on suddenly sank, said Coast Guard Lt. Mark...
Tags: U.S. Coast Guard
The National Weather Service forecast “very heavy drizzle” over Southern California this weekend, but “heavy” may be optimistic for a region that has become bone-dry since December, a meteorologist said Saturday. John Dumas of...
Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality. Mineral dust rises from dry...
The Navy plans to install a laser gun on a ship next year to zap dangerous swarming small boats and flying drones while in the Persian Gulf. Officials say the $32-million high-technology system offers the Navy a weapon a fraction of the cost of its...
Japan readied its missile defense systems Tuesday against a possible North Korean weapons test, saying it would shoot down any missiles or debris if Japanese territory was threatened. Patriot anti-missile batteries were deployed on the grounds of the...
Tags: Weaponry, Tokyo (Japan), U.S. Military, Japan, Bodies of Water
Hawthorne-based rocket maker SpaceX is targeting Friday as the launch date for the next NASA cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. The company, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., performed a successful resupply...
Tags: United Air Lines, SpaceX, Space Programs, Cape Canaveral, NASA
The Obama administration is reacting responsibly to a series of provocations from North Korea, shoring up defenses while seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis. But even if North Korea is deterred from attacking South Korea or U.S. forces for the...
Tags: North Korea, Weaponry, Nuclear Policy, U.S. Military, Politics
To brine or not to brine, that is the question. Robert L. Wolke, in his book "What Einstein Told His Cook," says, "Brining seems to be all the rage these days, as if the world's chefs and food writers have suddenly discovered salt water, like Balboa...
Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools....
Seen from the air, the Mississippi snakes across the terrain in thousands of curves and loops. The landscape is dominated by circular and semicircular arcs, the remains of old meanders. Cutoff loops become ponds or lakes. A river's length and shape are...
Tags: Building Material, Golf, Sports, Rivers
Passing through the thick double doors of The Resort at Pelican Hill's employee entrance feels a little like going to school. The broad, windowless corridor has the kind of floor that's good for rolling carts and making shoes squeak. The white walls are...
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