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  1. Police probe shooting of man in car that later burnedRead the original story

    Sunday May 22 | My Mother Lode

    Authorities in southern Los Angeles County are investigating the shooting of a man who was one of five occupants in a car destroyed by fire. Police in Torrance say there were reports early Sunday of shots fired, followed by another call of a car on fire.


  2. Woman arrested in California in 2007 Kansas killingRead the original story

    Thursday May 12 | My Mother Lode

    Deputy U.S. Marshal Jerry Viera says the 44-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday in Torrance, California, in the shooting death of 16-year-old Michael Torneden in Topeka. She is jailed in California on $250,000 bond.


  3. ExxonMobil restarts refinery in Torrance a year after fireRead the original story

    Tuesday May 10 | My Mother Lode

    ExxonMobil has restarted its oil refinery in Torrance more than a year after an explosion crippled the plant and led to higher gas prices in California. As a safety precaution, ExxonMobil shut down a pollution control device for six hours during the re-start process early Tuesday.


  4. Jenny Shin wins in Texas for first LPGA Tour titleRead the original story

    Sunday May 1 | My Mother Lode

    Jenny Shin won the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory, pulling away for a two-stroke victory at Las Colinas. Making her 133rd tour start, Shin closed with a 4-under 67 to finish at 14-under 270.


  5. Car crashes into Los Angeles County gym, 4 injuredRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 28 | My Mother Lode

    Witnesses tell the Daily Breeze newspaper that the driver, a woman in her 70s, may have been trying to park in a handicapped space when she lost control. People in the Torrance gym say they heard what sounded like a loud explosion and saw glass and debris fly into the workout area.


  6. Probe: Exxon deficiencies found in California refinery blastRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    An explosion at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in California last year could have been prevented if managers had taken into account aging safety equipment and shut down a key, spark-generating part of the refinery before attempting repairs elsewhere, federal investigators said. The unit being repaired had operated for five years without a maintenance overhaul and, as a result, a key valve failed and leaked volatile hydrocarbons into an electrostatic chamber where the material combusted, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said.


  7. Report on 2015 California refinery blast to be unveiledRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2016 | My Mother Lode

    An independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents will deliver a report on its probe into a blast at a Southern California refinery that injured four contractors a year ago and rained a white ash on the surrounding community. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board will also discuss its findings with residents at a meeting later Wednesday that's expected to be attended by state lawmakers and activists who are concerned about the safety of the refinery, which sits in a densely populated part of the city of Torrance.


  8. Suspect fatally shot by police inside California hospitalRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Los Angeles police Cmdr. Phil Tingirides said the man was shot Saturday afternoon after he attacked two officers sent to take him into custody and reached for one of their guns.


  9. Police involved in shooting at Southern California hospitalRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Los Angeles police Officer Jane Kim said the shooting was reported Saturday afternoon at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.


  10. Nobody hurt in blaze at Los Angeles County recycling centerRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Fire officials say nobody was hurt in a blaze at a recycling center that sent up a huge plume of smoke visible for miles across southern Los Angeles County.


  11. Fresh & Easy grocery chain to shutter all of its storesRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Fresh & Easy will shutter all 97 of its remaining stores in California, Arizona and Nevada and cease operations after nearly a decade of struggling to catch on with consumers. The Daily Breeze newspaper reports the grocery chain, headquartered in Torrance, California, announced Wednesday that all 3,000 of its employees will be laid off.


  12. USC coach Steve Sarkisian taking indefinite leave of absenceRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will take charge of the Trojans , who have lost two of their last three games. USC visits Notre Dame on Sunday.


  13. Shell to spend $55M to clean up California superfund siteRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Shell Oil Co. will spend $55 million to clean contaminated soil at a former Los Angeles County rubber plant under an agreement with the federal government.


  14. Recent Fall In Gas PricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    The average price, nationwide, for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has fallen 9-cents over the past two weeks. That's according to the Lundberg Survey published yesterday, which puts the average price at $2.35.


  15. Tiny houses for Los Angeles homeless create backlashRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    A Los Angeles initiative to build tiny houses on wheels for the homeless has sparked an uproar in San Pedro, with neighbors claiming the structures are ugly and will soon attract crime. The Daily Breeze in Torrance reports that the doghouse-style structures rolled into San Pedro this month and critics quickly took action.


  16. Tests ordered in homes near Torrance to find toxic sourceRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2015 | My Mother Lode

    Environmental Protection Agency investigators have been ordered to test homes near two Superfund cleanup sites in Los Angeles County because residents are worried they are breathing in tainted groundwater chemicals. The Del Amo and Montrose SuperFund sites are in an unincorporated area near Torrance.


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