Southern California News

California Commuter Train Versus Truck Injures Dozens

Twenty-eight people were injured when a Southern California commuter train collided with a truck stuck on the tracks on Tuesday, toppling three rail cars. There were no deaths reported in the crash, which occurred at about 5:40 a.m. local time …

After Deadly California Fire Thousands of Smoke Alarms Installed

Volunteers have installed thousands of free smoke alarms in a Southern California neighborhood where a fire last month killed a mother and her two sons. The Orange County Register reported 5,000 donated smoke alarms were installed Saturday in 1,000 condominiums …

Whole Foods Recalls Cookie Platters Sold In 4 Western States

Whole Foods Market has voluntarily recalled several sizes of assorted cookie platters due to undeclared nut allergens. The company said Tuesday that one illness has been reported. The platters sold at stores in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada have …

Couple Held In Qatar File Suit in California Against Company

A Southern California couple who were held in Qatar for nearly two years before they were cleared in the death of their 8-year-old daughter have sued the engineering firm that sent them overseas. The Los Angeles Times reports that Matt …

Sweeping Upgrades For Quakes Proposed by Los Angeles Mayor

Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed spending billions of dollars to better protect Los Angeles against a devastating earthquake by strengthening thousands of vulnerable older buildings and fortifying the city’s water and communications systems. The sweeping plan left unclear what the final …

Southern California Docs Bribed To Use Unsafe Spine Screws, Suits Claims

A former Southern California hospital executive is being sued by more than two dozen people who claim he ran a scheme that bribed surgeons to implant counterfeit screws in their patients’ spines, causing pain and injury. Twenty-eight fraud and negligence …

Pacific Hurricane Marie Grows to Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Marie grew into a large and powerful Category 5 storm and moved west-northwestward far off the Pacific coast of Mexico, threatening dangerous surf conditions from Baja California Peninsula up through Southern California early this week. The National Hurricane Center …

Southern California Sinkhole Blamed on Storms

Authorities are blaming the weekend storms for a giant sinkhole that’s gaped open on a Southern California street. The sinkhole, estimated at around 15 feet wide and 20 feet deep, opened Monday afternoon in Redlands in San Bernardino County. It’s …

California Water District Heads to Private Market in Face of Insurance Loss

It’s beginning look more and more like the Central Basin Municipal Water District in Southern California is going to be taking matters into its own hands in the face of being tossed out of the state’s largest insurance pool for …

Cal/OSHA Issues First High Heat Advisory Of 2014

Cal/OSHA is advising all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risks associated with heat illness with temperatures expected to be 15 to 25 degrees above normal in both Northern and Southern California. “Early in the season, especially as …