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  • September23rd

    Fast-Moving Station Fire Confounds Crews

    Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, under: Live-Breaking

    Fire officials suggest that the Station Fire has toned down slightly from Monday night. They’ve expressed hope that crews can contain more of the sprawling fire Tuesday. Read More | Comments

  • September23rd

    Station Fire Grows Overnight

    Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, under: Radio, Live-Breaking, Station Fire

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    KPCC’s Steve Julian talks to Patricia Nazario on the latest of the Station Fire that grew overnight to more than 85,000 acres.

  • September20th

    Metrolink Commuter Train Crash

    Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009, under: Radio, Live-Breaking

    On September 12, 2008, Metrolink train #111 carrying 225 passengers collided head on with a Santa Fe cargo train loaded with fresh strawberries. The crash happened in the Southwest San Fernando Valley neighborhood called Chatsworth. Twenty-five people were killed, including Metrolink engineer, Robert Sanchez. More than 135 others were injured. National Transportation Safety Board investigators later said Sanchez caused the accident by running a red light. Cell phone records indicate Sanchez was texting immediately before the crash. Read More | Comments

  • July7th

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    About 250 mourners watched the coverage of Michael Jackson’s memorial at First AME Church in South Los Angeles. Read More | Comments

  • May31st

    IndyMac Bank Collapse

    Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009, under: Radio, Live-Breaking, Business & Finance

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    Federal regulators reopened IndyMac Federal Bank Bank this morning for the first time since shutting down its 33 branches over the weekend. Nervous depositors made a run on the bank last week after word leaked about its credit problems related to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Customers were, again, forming long lines before sunrise. They were eager to withdraw whatever they could. Larry Mantle interviewed several banking experts and went live with Patricia Nazario as she spoke to depositors waiting outside the bank’s Encino branch.

  • January30th

    Economic Slump May Help Independent Musicians

    Posted on Friday, January 30, 2009, under: Radio, Human Interest

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    The economic slump could bump up business for independent music artists. People tend to swipe their credit cards at Web sites that offer one-of-a-kind melodies, instead of buy mass-marketed compact discs that may offer a few hit tunes. KPCC’s Patricia Nazario spoke with a Southern California artist who’s trying to break into the biz and make a few extra bucks. Sixty-year-old Bill Wood is a self-taught audio engineer. His passion for sound has inspired him to make music. Read More | Comments

  • July28th

    Gas Prices Spike: Beach Outing Dive

    Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008, under: Radio, Human Interest

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    Going to the beach used to be a cheap family outing: pack a lunch and there’s no cost to get in. But with gas averaging $4.50 a gallon, KPCC’s Patricia Nazario took a trip out to Malibu’s Zuma beach to tally up the classic Southland escape this summer. Read More | Comments

  • June20th

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    Temper tantrums, intense therapy sessions and expensive prescription medications are among the challenges that confront parents with special-needs children. To handle it all, a single mom raising three disabled boys in the San Fernando Valley has tapped several resources. She doesn’t spend one red cent. Read More | Comments

  • June1st

    Universal Studios Fire

    Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2008, under: Radio, Live-Breaking

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  • April4th

    Firefighter Laid to Rest

    Posted on Friday, April 4, 2008, under: Radio, Human Interest

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    A spectacle was in order for the first firefighter Los Angeles has lost on the job in almost four years. Flags flew at half mast in downtown this morning, and dozens of polished fire trucks lined city streets near the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Friends, relatives, and city officials joined hundreds of firefighters from across the country who paid their last respects to fallen firefighter Brent Lovrien. KPCC’s Patricia Nazario and Brian Watt observed the memorial. Read More | Comments