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Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Tehachapi, Calif. 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A shallow magnitude-3.4 earthquake was reported Sunday morning near Tehachapi, Calif. The quake was centered three miles from Fig Orchard, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It occurred at 3:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from...

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A loan program was set up to boost energy efficiency. Instead, it's being used to build 'granny flats' 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As stories piled up of homeowners being smooth-talked into taking home improvement loans they couldn’t afford, defenders of the PACE program cited its safety features.

The loans could be used only for environmentally friendly and safety projects, they noted. And money couldn’t be issued until projects...

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Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Sonoma, Calif. 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A magnitude-3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday morning near Napa, Calif. The shallow temblor was centered 2 miles from Lokoya, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It occurred at 1:55 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from...

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An Italian town fell silent so the sounds of a Stradivarius could be preserved 17.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The mayor of Cremona, Italy, blocked traffic during five weeks of recording and asked residents to please keep quiet so master musicians could play four instruments -- note by note -- for posterity.
This LAX-adjacent ghost town is now ‘priceless coastal real estate’ for rare owls 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy dunes and upscale lots that once dominated the path of planes taking off from Los Angeles International Airport.

Today however, this 2-mile ghost town...

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L.A. has great weather. So why do more homeless people die of the cold here than in New York? 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

John D. Brider was found passed out near a homeless shelter and taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he later died.

Brider, 63, had gone into cardiac arrest and oxygen had been cut off to his brain. But another, seemingly improbable, factor contributed to his death last winter:...

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Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory 17.2.2019 Reuters: Top News
First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows.
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Riverside woman dies after she and boyfriend swept away in flood control channel during storm 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A 20-year-old Riverside woman died after she and her boyfriend were swept away in a flood control channel during a storm this week, officials said.

Corona police and fire personnel rescued James Felix, 35, about 6:35 a.m. Thursday after he was swept from Riverside to Corona by floodwaters, Corona...

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More rain and snow to fall on Southern California, forecasters say 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Yet another Pacific storm is expected to arrive on Sunday, and forecasters are urging travelers to plan before heading out this holiday weekend for mountain resorts where heavy rain earlier in the week prompted the closure of several highways.

Scattered showers could bring roughly a quarter inch...

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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Belden, Calif. 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning two miles from Belden, Calif., in the northern Sierra Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:04 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of -0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 21 miles from...

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The Lone Cypress on the Monterey Peninsula loses a limb during brutal storm 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Lone Cypress clinging to a granite promontory above the surf on California’s Monterey Peninsula has survived arsonists’ fires, vandal’s paint, drought and relentless winds along the famously scenic 17-Mile Drive edging the Pebble Beach Resorts.

But on Thursday, the most photographed tree in...

Tamil Nadu’s palm trees withstood cyclones and climate change – but neglect threatens their survival 16.2.2019 - News that matters
The number of palmyrah trees has sharply declined owing to lack of awareness of their many uses. Conservation efforts are finally beginning.
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Indian Super League: Robin Singh brace helps FC Pune City trounce Jamshedpur FC 4-1 16.2.2019 - News that matters
Robin Singh, Marcelinho and Ashique Kuruniyan score for Pune City.
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Housing finance: An opportunity in a storm 16.2.2019 Sify Finance
-Banking Financial Company) crisis in India has brought to the fore the funding and low equity capitalisation issues, especially of the housing finance company (HFC) sector. The problems are serious, and therefore the regulators and NBFCs have rightly themselves sprung into action to alleviate the situation.
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Watch: What NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity achieved in 15 years. It was meant to stay 90 days 16.2.2019 - News that matters
Opportunity was the longest-surviving man-made device on the surface of Mars.
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AR develops first illuminated football ground 16.2.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
AR develops first illuminated football ground
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Kerala’s farm labourers are paying for excessive pesticide use with their health – and lives 16.2.2019 - News that matters
Two labourers died of suspected pesticide poisoning in Kuttanad, the state’s rice bowl, in January.
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Chennai Buzz: Mild tremors in city | Heavy penalties for plastic use | Turtle conservation zone…and more 16.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
How much do you have to pay for the maximum distance travelled by Metro? What are the penalties for plastic ban violations? How is Chennai planning to save Olive Ridley turtles? Catch this and more on the weekly news buzz here.
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Laguna flood wall to be repaired after breaking during rainstorm 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Orange County is working to repair part of a flood wall on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach that collapsed during Thursday’s rainstorm.

A crew of engineers is assessing the damage until at least the middle of next week, said OC Public Works spokesman Shannon Widor. After that, a construction...

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More snow in California than Boston? ‘Bonkers’ winter continues with approaching storm 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California is known as a land of sunshine. But, for the extreme weather that has accompanied the West’s colder months, California might as well be called the snowy state.

A series of winter storms has brought record-breaking rainfall and dropped snow levels dramatically across the state, causing...

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