The blast at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance on Wednesday is a reminder of the dangers that exist at such facilities. The South Bay is dotted with oil refineries and there is a history of destructive accidents. The issue received much political attention in the 1980s and 1990s after a string of blasts: ;
Mayor Eric Garcetti and a small team of representatives from Los Angeles made an hourlong presentation to the U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday morning, claiming their city should host the 2024 Summer Games.
The signal arrived at 5:36 a.m. PST on Friday: NASA 's Dawn spacecraft had successfully entered into orbit around Ceres, fulfilling the first NASA mission to visit a dwarf planet, and the first to visit two distinct bodies in the solar system. ;
The girl was 8 years old and her little brother 6 when their mother was fatally shot and left in a vacant lot. Although Cynthia Gavaldon's body was identified on Christmas Eve, the children's' father waited until after the holiday to tell them their mother was in heaven.