Chris Thompson

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Gas line rupture shuts down lanes of 215 Freeway near Riverside

Officials reopened northbound lanes of the 215 Freeway near Riverside early Friday after a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line, prompting a complete shutdown of the highway.<p>Southbound lanes were expected to reopen by about 7 a.m., according to Terry Kasinga, a spokeswoman for …

California

Warm weekend in store for Southern California valleys

Warmer temperatures are headed for Southern California this weekend, especially in the valleys, with some areas expected to top 100 degrees, the<p>National Weather Servicesaid.<p>Highs in inland valleys will range from about 92 to 103 degrees Friday and Saturday as a high-pressure system from Arizona …

Weather

Cadillac debuts full-size Elmiraj concept coupe at Pebble Beach

Cadillac tipped its hand on future plans Thursday night in Carmel, Calif., revealing a dramatic full-size coupe concept called the Elmiraj.<p>While General Motors has no plans to put the concept into production, it's a strong indication of where its luxury brand is headed.<p>"Elmiraj provides a look …

Cadillac

Weekend 405 Freeway closure in O.C. could cause traffic headaches

Four miles of the southbound 405 Freeway in Orange County will be closed for 20 hours starting Saturday night as part of a $277-million project.<p>Dubbed the Bridge Bash by transportation authorities, the project will link carpool lanes from the 405, 22 and 605 freeways. A stretch of the northbound …

California

Mayor Garcetti moves to 'shake up' DWP with four new board members

Los Angeles Mayor<p>Eric Garcettion Friday named four new members to the influential panel that oversees the Department of Water and Power, sweeping out all but one of the members who were chosen by former MayorAntonio Villaraigosa.<p>Garcetti nominated former U.S. Rep. Mel Levine, attorney William …

California

Grizzly bears wound 4 in and near Yellowstone

A couple of violent encounters with grizzly bears in and near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have left four people wounded.<p>In the first incident, a sow grizzly lunged at a group of four hikers in Yellowstone after a grizzly cub met them on a trail Thursday morning, the National Park Service …

Grizzly Bears

California adds 38,100 jobs in July, but jobless rate rises to 8.7%

California employers added 38,100 jobs in July, but the unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.7%.<p>The jobless rate was a slight uptick from 8.5% the month before, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.<p>Hiring was up in seven sectors. Professional and …

Unemployment

Eric Alva, Gay Veteran Wounded In Iraq, Booed By Anti-LGBT Protesters

Eric Alva, a gay Marine veteran who lost a leg during combat in the Iraq War, faced an unfriendly reception from anti-LGBT protesters in San Antonio, Texas, this week, while testifying in favor of an anti-discrimination ordinance.<p>In a Facebook post after addressing the city council on Wednesday, …

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …

Windows Phone

The buzz on Americans drinking less beer

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Alcohol

Judge rains on Icahn’s parade; Dell vote to proceed

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Dell<p>A September 12 vote on the $25 billion deal to take Dell (s dell) private can proceed, according to a corporate …

Why Jobs Go Unfilled Even in Times of High Unemployment

Skills for Amer­ica’s Fu­ture, a policy ini­ti­at­ive run out of the As­pen In­sti­tute, was cre­ated in 2010 as a spin-off of Pres­id­ent Obama’s …

Employment

Here’s how UK homeowners cut their energy use by 25%

One way to get people to cut their energy consumption by 25%: raise utility bills by 28%.<p>That’s what’s happened in England and Wales, where average energy use fell by a quarter on average between 2005 and 2011 as natural gas and electricity prices rose, according to a report released by the UK’s …

Energy

Safe as house prices: the data behind London’s boom

House prices in Britain may be booming once more.<p>But unlike the bubble of the last decade, this one is very narrowly focused. In fact, it’s really …

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The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River: August 12, 2013

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Eric Fehrnstrom: 'Bad Optics' For RNC To Block CNN, NBC From 2016 Debates

Eric Fehrnstrom, a top aide to Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election, criticized the Republican National Committee's decision not to partner with CNN and NBC for any 2016 presidential primary debates.<p>Fehrnstrom tweeted his reaction to the unanimous vote on the resolution, passed Friday …

Escape The Hustle Of New York City At One Of These Laid-Back Weekend Getaways

Heat radiates off the concrete, making the city feel like it's a solid 20 degrees hotter than nearby suburbs, the overcrowded streets are a sweat-fest, and the subway platforms turn into inadvertent saunas.<p>So during the dog days of summer, New Yorkers look for any excuse to escape the city.<p>The …

Emerging Markets Replaced Established Sources of U.S. Tourism in 2013

International tourism to the U.S. continues to grow, with 4.4. million visitors coming to the States in February 2013, a 6 percent increase over the …

The City of Angels by Bike

“I’m the poster child for a car-free L.A.!” our tour guide, Ryan Bartz, said as she led our motley crew through the coastal suburb of Santa Monica on rented bikes.<p>We were approaching the half-way point in our 32-mile L.A. in a Day tour, and I had just finished telling Ryan what an oxymoron a …