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NOAA Assembles Team To Investigate Ailing Sea Lion Pups

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster is being looked at as one possible cause for what some experts are declaring an “unusual mortality event” after hundreds of ailing sea lion pups washed ashore in Southern California.

04/06/2013

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Plane Struck By Lightning Makes Emergency Landing At LAX

A plane has made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after being struck by lightning.

12/29/2012

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Officials Warn Residents To Avoid Japan Tsunami Debris Washing Up On Coast

Debris from last year’s deadly tsunami in Japan is washing ashore on the West Coast — and some of it may even contain human remains.

06/22/2012

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Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Arrive Off California Coast From Japan

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.

05/30/2012

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SoCal Filmmaker Documents Effort To Bring Home The Remains Of WWII Marines

Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber is releasing a new documentary Memorial Day. “Until They Are Home”, a sequel to his “Return To Tarawa”, focuses on the search for the remains of U.S. Marines killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa.

05/26/2012

People look at candles at a park in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 11, 2012. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

LA, World Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Japan’s Devastating Quake, Tsunami

Communities in Los Angeles and across the world are pausing to remember the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan one year ago today, killing nearly 20,000 people.

03/11/2012

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LA Businessman Organizes Tour Of Areas Undamaged By Quake And Tsunami In Japan

A Los Angeles businessman was so touched by a plea for American tourists to visit undamaged sections of Japan near the earthquake and tsunami zone that he is organizing a low-cost tour for fellow Angelenos .

01/29/2012

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Earthquake, Tsunami Blamed For Drop In Toyota Sales

Toyota says its U.S. sales dropped 7 percent in 2011, hurt by supply problems from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

01/04/2012

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Man Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Meth In Potato Chip Bags At LAX

A Compton man is facing federal charges after trying to smuggle methamphetamine inside potato chips bags at Los Angeles International Airport.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2011

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Women’s World Cup Final Draws Big TV Rating

The Women’s World Cup final has earned the highest television rating for any soccer game on an ESPN network.

07/18/2011

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Gardena Seafood Dealer Pleads Guilty To Importing Whale Meat

Ginichi Ohira sold protected sei whale meat to The Hump in Santa Monica, which closed its doors last year after prosecutors charged the owner and chef with sales of the protected mammal.

06/01/2011

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Toyota Recalls 106K Prius Vehicles Over Possible Steering Danger

Toyota is recalling 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose. One minor accident suspected of being related to the problem has been reported in the U.S.

06/01/2011

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Sony Continues To Restore PlayStation Service After Massive Security Glitch

Sony Corp. plans to restore access to its PlayStation Network and Qriocity movie and music services in the U.S., Europe and Asia — with the exception of Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea — by the end of the week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/31/2011

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LA Fish Dealer To Plead Guilty For Importing Whale Meat From Japan

Ginichi Y. Ohira, 50, is charged with knowingly selling a marine mammal product for an unauthorized purpose in violation of the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.

05/23/2011

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NRC: Radiation Leak Threat At San Onofre Nuke Plant Extremely Low

U.S. regulators say the San Onofre nuclear generating station near Camp Pendleton is at extremely low risk of a meltdown in an earthquake.

05/19/2011

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