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Source of mystery odor still not found; some say Salton Sea to blame

September 11, 2012 Comments off

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Dead tilapia fish rot on the mud of the shore of the Salton Sea in March. Funding to stop the ecological collapse of the sea is not likely in the near futures with its $9 billion price tag. (Getty Images file photo)

A mail carrier in San Bernardino said it smelled like rotten eggs. A woman in Rancho Cucamonga blamed it on dairy cows in Chino. A man in Rialto said he couldn’t smell it at all. And about 60 miles west in Los Angeles, curious callers in the north end of the San Fernando Valley were calling the Fire Department seeking answers.

They were among thousands across the Southland on Monday to catch a whiff of what officials said was the result of biological decay, possibly from the Salton Sea, and an unusual wind that pushed it west.

Fontana resident Walter Martinez, 33, may have best described the foul odor wafting through the Inland area.

“It’s kind of funky,” he said. “If I go outside and take a breath, I cough. I feel an air irritation.”

Air quality officials from around the region fielded phone calls throughout the day from residents concerned about the smell.

Field inspectors with the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Diamond Bar spent the day investigating the possible causes of what they described as “widespread sulfur odors.”

“Fish kills, algae Read more…

4.2-magnitude quake rumbles across Los Angeles

September 1, 2011 Comments off

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A magnitude-4.2 earthquake and aftershocks rattled nerves across the Los Angeles region Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake hit around 1:47 p.m. and was centered 24 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It was followed by more than a half-dozen aftershocks up to magnitude-3. The jolt was felt widely across Los Angeles County including the San Fernando and Read more…

8/15/2011 — CONFIRMED ! SMOKE and STEAM coming out from the ground in south California

August 15, 2011 1 comment

Ring of Fire: Update

July 29, 2011 Comments off

Labor market risks of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in southern California

PDF file of this Regional Report | Other BLS Regional Reports

Authors:
Richard Holden, Amar Mann, and Tian Luo
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Experts: Mega-Quakes Can Create Pole Shifts

May 28, 2011 1 comment

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Mega-thrust earthquakes like the ones that recently struck Chile and the Fukushima region of Northern Japan, can cause the magnetic field to flip. If a quake is strong enough there is evidence it may even set off a geological pole shift tossing the Earth off its current axis and killing billions of people within a matter of minutes.

This the grim picture painted by decades of research and evidence strewn from the peaks of the Andes to the volcanic shards lying off the Pacific islands of Hawaii.

Cities could be swept away in the blink of an eye

Enormous earthquakes cause enormous damage. The threat is real and growing, as world renown physicist and popular science author, Dr.Michio Kaku , recently explained on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

According to Dr. Kaku, some of the world’s most important and populated cities could be swept away in the blink of an eye. “In our life time, we could very well see one of these cities destroyed,” Kaku claimed. “Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico City, Tehran, and Tokyo.”

It is actually Mankind and not nature that has placed up to one billion people at risk. “We are creating mega cities where there used to be Read more…

Dead fish wash ashore north of Los Angeles

April 20, 2011 1 comment

Study: Half of supermarket meat may have staph bug

April 16, 2011 Comments off

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ATLANTA (AP) — Half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ, a new report suggests.

The new estimate is based on just 136 samples of beef, chicken, pork and turkey purchased from grocery stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Flagstaff, Ariz. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Proper cooking kills the germs, and federal health officials estimate staph accounts for less than 3 percent of foodborne illnesses, far less than more common bugs like salmonella and E. coli.

The new study found more than half the samples contained Staphylococcus Read more…