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COVID-19 is taking an unimaginable toll on Los Angeles

January 5th, 2021

Los Angeles COVID cases have spread to such a degree that the area is not only running out of hospital beds — it’s also now rationing care and limiting who can be transported to a hospital in an ambulance. Because of the coronavirus crisis there, if patients need to be resuscitated in the field, ambulance …

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L.A.’s earthquake warning app worked as intended… or did it?

July 17th, 2019

Earlier this year the city of Los Angeles launched its very own earthquake warning app. It’s called ShakeAlertLA, and it’s supposed to alert “users within Los Angeles County that an earthquake of greater than magnitude 5.0 or level IV intensity has been detected.” It worked great, and people are incredibly disappointed in it. Both of …

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Here are the hottest places in Los Angeles, literally

September 19th, 2018

Southern California is usually a pretty comfortable place, temperature wise, but you’d never know it when you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam on a packed freeway. NASA’s powerful new ECOSTRESS instrument installed on the International Space Station can generate incredibly detailed heat maps of whatever it’s pointed at, and NASA just pointed it …

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Parking lot ‘brawl’ turns into demolition derby

November 29th, 2016

The holidays are a stressful time for all of us, but normally that angst translates into Black Friday fistfights, not vehicular assault. In Los Angeles, a fight over a parking spot went from a simple disagreement to bloody knuckles and eventually full-on carmageddon, as a pair of SUVs did their best to literally destroy each …

AT&T activates 4G LTE in 11 new markets including New York and San Francisco

January 5th, 2012

AT&T on Thursday announced that it has activated its 4G LTE network in 11 new markets. The new markets include: the New York City metro area, Austin, Chapel Hill, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. AT&T’s LTE network has also been active for some time in Athens, Atlanta, Baltimore,Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, …