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  • Gillian Wright, SoCal Gas vice president of customer services, and Jimmie Cho, senior vice president of gas operations and system integrity, answer questions from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on ther Aliso Canyon natural gas leak on Nov. 24, 2015. The leak was reported Oct. 23 and has been sickening area residents since then. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Gas Co. Criticized, Cited for Uncontrolled Methane Leak Near Porter Ranch

    Air quality officials have cited Southern California Gas Co. officials over a month-long gas leak that has been sickening residents in the San Fernando Valley community of Porter Ranch, and county supervisors sharply criticized the utility Tuesday over the issue. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who represents the affected area, called a potentially lengthy timeline to fix the problem “nonsensical and irresponsible.” The leak at the gas company’s Aliso Canyon storage facility in the Santa Susana Mountains began Oct. 23 and […]

  • A fall Sierra Nevada storm dropped nearly a foot of snow at Mammoth Mountain and less in town in Mammoth Lakes. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    El Niño Bringing California a Big Snow Season; Huge Snowstorm Expected This Week in Sierra Nevada

    The last two years of drought have been tough for Lincoln Kauffman and others in the Northern California skiing business. Kauffman, general manager of the 550-acre Donner Ski Ranch just north of Lake Tahoe, said a lack of snow had dramatically curtailed the ski season, sometimes to just a few weeks. Last year, the Donner slopes were open for only 44 days of skiing, Kauffman said. But on Monday, as the first flakes from a storm forecast to blanket the […]

  • Traffic crawls along the 405 Freeway near the 22 and 605 freeways in Seal Beach, ranked by a recent study as the second-worst bottleneck in the United States.  (Credit: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

    One-Third of Nation’s 30 Worst Traffic Bottlenecks Are in Los Angeles Area, Study Shows

    Every Southern California commuter who has stared through the windshield at stop-and-go traffic can name at least one portion of a freeway that makes rush-hour driving particularly painful. Mostly, they’re the usual suspects: the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass, the 5 Freeway through Commerce, the 101 Freeway through the San Fernando Valley. But a less common way to analyze which bottlenecks are the worst has turned up a few surprises. A study released Monday by the American Highway Users […]

  • Porter Ranch residents are seen protesting after they say the strong odor of gas hit the area following a leak. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCal Gas May Need Several Months to Plug Leak Affecting Porter Ranch Residents

    Southern California Gas Co. is warning that it might need several months to plug a natural gas leak that has been sickening residents in the San Fernando Valley for weeks. A leaking well in the Santa Susana Mountains, more than a mile from the nearest homes in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch, has elicited hundreds of complaints from residents and drawn the scrutiny of state regulators and health officials. The gas company discovered the leak at its Aliso […]

  • Dave Roberts, shown in 2003, became an established player with the Dodgers from 2002 to 2004. (Rick Stewart / Getty Images)

    Dodgers Officially Name Dave Roberts as Team’s Manager

    The Dodgers officially named Dave Roberts as their new manager Monday. Roberts, 43, will be formally introduced at a news conference on Dec. 1 at Dodger Stadium. Roberts was an outfielder for the Dodgers for 2½ seasons, starting in 2002. “It’s hard for me to put into words what it means to be named manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Roberts said in a news release. “This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime. Click here to read the full […]

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    Man Seriously Injured After Getting Hit by Car While Vandalizing O.C. Freeway: CHP

    A man suspected of vandalizing the center divider of an Orange County freeway suffered major injuries early Sunday after he was struck by a passing truck, officials said. Juan Espinoza and another man were seen vandalizing the center divider of the southbound California 55 just south of Chapman Avenue in Santa Ana shortly after midnight, so officers were sent to investigate, according to the California Highway Patrol. As CHP officers headed to the area, a gold-colored Toyota traveling south on the […]

  • "Some people like to say it has positive aspects, but generally speaking it's doom and gloom," said Michael "Mickey" Glantz, who operates the website "It's more damage than success." Here, satellite images comparing Oct. 16, 2015, and Oct. 17, 1997, show a large area of white, which indicate high sea levels, reflective of high sea temperatures. The image shows how this year's El Niño could be as powerful as the one in 1997, the strongest El Niño on record. (Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

    ‘It’s Doom and Gloom’: El Niño May Trigger Floods, Famine, Sickness Around the World, Expert Warns

    A fog of suffocating smoke settles over the Indonesian countryside, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and triggering an environmental crisis. In Peru, officials abandon plans to host the lucrative Dakar Rally and prepare instead for torrential rains and devastating floods. And in Ethiopia, crops perish for lack of seasonal rain as United Nations officials warn of imminent famine. Although many Californians hope forecasts of a “Godzilla” El Niño will deliver drought-busting rains this winter, mention of the mysterious climate […]

  • Celine Dion performs at the 2015 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 22, 2015. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    American Music Awards: Jared Leto, Celine Dion Offer Stirring Tributes to Paris

    ABC announced it days ago, but little could prepare viewers of Sunday night’s American Music Awards for Celine Dion’s heartfelt tribute to Paris in the wake of Nov. 13’s terrorist attacks. Taking the stage after a somber, politically charged introduction by actor-musician Jared Leto, Dion sang an impassioned version of famous French troubadour Edith Piaf’s song “Hymne à L’Amour” (“The Hymn to Love”). The French-Canadian pop star summoned the same passion that Piaf never failed to bring to the tune, which […]

  • Ten people overdosed in downtown San Diego on Spice, the synthetic drug that the Drug Enforcement Administration warns is dangerous. (Credit: DEA)

    5 Juveniles, 5 Adults Overdose on Synthetic Drug Spice in Downtown San Diego

    Ten people overdosed Sunday afternoon in downtown San Diego after smoking the synthetic drug Spice, police said. Five adults and five juveniles suffered “mild to serious symptoms” after smoking the drug, police said. Some were unconscious, others were vomiting. Several were taken to emergency rooms. The drug may have been sold in black packages with blue dragons on the side, police said. Police are attempting to track down all victims, witnesses and those selling the drug. Victims ranged in age […]