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Crisis In Japan Affects Oil Prices, Stock Markets

Gas prices are still hovering near $4 a gallon in Southern California, but oil prices slumped below $98 a barrel Tuesday as traders braced for the worst in Japan, where a third explosion in as many days at an earthquake-damaged nuclear plant triggered a radiation leak.


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UCLA May Punish Student Who Made Video Rant About Asians

Officials at the University of California, Los Angeles, are evaluating what to do about a white student who posted a video on YouTube mocking her fellow Asian classmates and criticizing them for calling family members in the library following the tsunami.


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Official: Tsunami Damage Upward Of $40M In California

A California official estimates that statewide damage from last week’s tsunami exceeds $40 million.

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Sheen Donating $1 From All ‘Violent Torpedo’ Show Tickets To Earthquake Victims

The actor is donating $1 from each ticket sold to his upcoming live stage shows in Chicago and Detroit.

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Officials Search For Missing Vessels Sunk By Tsunami

Engineers are using sonar to scour the bottom of Santa Cruz Harbor for missing vessels sunk by the tsunami triggered by last week’s massive offshore earthquake near Japan.


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‘Hereafter’ Tsunami Movie Stops Showing In Japan

A film distributor says it has decided to stop showing Clint Eastwood’s tsunami movie “Hereafter” in Japan following a catastrophic quake.

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West Coast Quake Warning System Would Be Costly

Imagine being alerted by cell phone that the ground under your feet will start shaking in 30 seconds.


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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.


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How To Help Quake-Ravaged Japan

The U.S. government and other nations were sending personnel to assist Japan in its response to the earthquakes and tsunami that have devastated the country. U.S. aid groups were accepting private donations for relief efforts.


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Most Flights Between Japan, LAX To Resume

Most flights between Japan and Los Angeles International Airport are expected to resume Saturday.


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Coastal Residents Assess Damage After Friday’s Tsunami

Coastal residents forced to evacuate to higher ground were able to spend Friday night in their own homes, while work crews were assessing damage along the California Coast after a tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan destroyed boats and harbor facilities and swept at least one person out to sea.


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Local Japanese-Americans Seek News Of Quake Back Home

In Los Angeles and other U.S. regions with large Japanese-American and Japanese expatriate populations, those with ties to the Asian country expressed shock at the damage wrought by the 8.9-magnitude quake and fear for the safety of their loved ones there.


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How Exactly Does A Tsunami Start?

Once an earthquake hits, a series of events are set in motion to form an tsunami.

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A tsunami tidal wave smashes vehicles and houses at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Send Donations To Victims Of Japan’s Devastating Earthquake

Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced Friday that it will prepare to aid Japan after the country’s largest earthquake on record caused a catastrophic tsunami.

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Man Swept Out To Sea While Taking Photos Of Tsunami Waves

Officials say chances of survival are slim for a man who was taking pictures of the incoming tsunami waves off the California coastline.