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UC Irvine Professor Says Radiation Cloud From Japan Is Not Damaging

Professor Charlie Zender from UC Irvine says radiation from the compromised Fukushima Nuclear Plant in northern Japan Is heading for the west coast, and will arrive sometime tomorrow in the late afternoon.

03/17/2011

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Groups Prepare For Prayer Vigil, Fundraiser In Little Tokyo

Japanese-American community groups in Los Angeles are preparing for the prayer vigil and fundraiser they’re holding in the city’s Little Tokyo neighborhood for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week.

03/17/2011

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Woman To Give Donations From 24-Hour Run To Japan Quake Victims

A marathon runner will dedicate a 24-hour, nonstop run in Corona this weekend to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

03/17/2011

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Sports Chalet, Soles4Souls Collecting Shoes For Japan Victims

Sport Chalet is teaming with the charity Soles4Souls to provide shoes to victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

03/17/2011

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Boxer, Feinstein Call For Inspections At Nuclear Power Plants

California’s two U.S. senators are calling on federal officials to perform inspections at two nuclear power plants to ensure the facilities are safe and have adequate emergency plans.

03/16/2011

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Japanese Student Studying At UCR Finds Family On YouTube

For students like Akiko Kosaka, watching the footage of the devastation in Japan has been excruciatingly painful.

03/16/2011

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Officials: Threat Of Radiation From Japan To California Low

The growing nuclear crisis in Japan has some Californians scrambling for potassium iodide tablets and personal radiation detectors, but officials say such a precaution is not necessary and can even be harmful.

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Civilians Pack LAX-To-Japan Flights For Reunions, Relief Efforts

Outbound flights from LAX to Tokyo are filling up fast with nervous relatives anxious to be reunited with their family members amid the ongoing disaster in Japan.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/15/2011

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Disney To Give $2.5M For Earthquake Relief In Japan

The Walt Disney Co. says they will give $2.5 million to the American Red Cross to support earthquake relief efforts in Japan.

03/15/2011

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What Is The Radiation Threat In Japan?

LA County’s Urban Search and Rescue team has been fielding calls all night from concerned Los Angeles residents with family in Japan. We investigate their potential radiation threat and the threat to Search and Rescue team members overseas.

03/15/2011

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Are You Ready For A Disaster In Southern California?

Reporter Greg Mills visited a surplus store in Pomona to find out if people were getting ready for an emergency.

03/14/2011

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Are Nuclear Reactors In Southern California Safe?

The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant sits on the edge of the Pacific in the heart of earthquake country. With nuclear reactors in Japan melting down, following last week’s earthquake and tsunami, reporter Melissa Maynarich investigates whether or not it is safe.

03/14/2011

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Families Of Japanese Students At UC Riverside Confirmed Alive

According to campus officials, all have verified that their families survived the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. Five of the students are from Sendai — among the cities hardest hit by Friday’s massive quake. Sendai has also been a sister city to Riverside since 1957.

03/14/2011

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Disney Temporarily Closes 2 Amusement Parks In Tokyo

Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced its plans to keep two amusement parks in Japan closed for about 10 days as word came that the parks had become a tent city for guests stranded by the massive earthquake.

03/13/2011

Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere at one plant to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

No Harmful Levels Of Radioactivity Expected In US

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says harmful levels of radioactivity are not expected in the United States due to damaged nuclear reactors in Japan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2011

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