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32 missing, oil spills out after tanker collision off China

By GERRY SHIH

BEIJING — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east coast, leaving the tanker’s entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday.

Chinese authorities dispatched police vessels and three cleaning ships to the scene after the collision, which happened late Saturday. The South Korean coast guard also sent a ship and a plane to help search for the missing crew members — 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis.

The Panama-registered tanker Sanchi was sailing from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/07/32-missing-including-30-iranians-in-sea-collision-in-china/
Date: 1515352356

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Q&A: Plan to expand offshore drilling draws cheers, jeers

By DAVID KOENIG and MATTHEW DALY

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WASHINGTON  — The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs.

Independent experts are dubious. They cite strong opposition — even from Republicans — to some ocean drilling and question whether oil companies will invest in expensive new offshore projects when there are abundant reserves in shale on the U.S. mainland.

Questions and answers for the administration’s proposal — the most expansive offshore drilling proposal in decades — along

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/05/qa-plan-to-expand-offshore-drilling-draws-cheers-jeers/
Date: 1515178260

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Los Angeles County woman becomes first to contract Zika virus locally via sexual contact

A Los Angeles County woman has become the first local person to acquire the Zika virus through sexual contact after her partner returned from Mexico, public health officials announced Thursday.

Her partner, a male resident, traveled to Mexico and developed symptomatic Zika infection in early November, health officials said. His partner didn’t travel to Mexico but developed the Zika infection after he returned to Los Angeles.

Since 2015, there have been 122 cases of Zika infection reported in Los Angeles County. Of those, 121 people acquired the virus from the bite of an infected mosquito during travel to areas where Zika

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/04/los-angeles-county-woman-becomes-first-to-contract-zika-virus-locally/
Date: 1515091195

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Trump to unveil ‘America First’ national security strategy

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and HOPE YEN

WASHINGTON — Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that have dominated the United States’ foreign policy since the Cold War.

The Republican president, who ran on a platform of “America First,” will detail his plan Monday, one that if fully implemented could sharply alter the United States’ relationships with the rest of the world. The plan, according to senior administration officials who offered a preview

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/12/18/trump-to-unveil-america-first-national-security-strategy/
Date: 1513611667

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Two fires burning at Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON  (City News Service) – A pair of wildfires spread across open terrain at Camp Pendleton on Monday, Oct. 16, sending plumes of brown smoke over northern San Diego County but posing no threats to populated areas, authorities reported.

One blaze erupted Monday afternoon in a training area at the Marine Corps installation north of Oceanside, according to the Camp Pendleton Fire Department.

The other involved remaining areas of combustion from a fire that burned over the weekend.The flames did not threaten any structures on the USMC base or in surrounding communities, officials said.

No details on the sizes of the burn

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That rotten eggs smell last night, it was likely from the release of water from Villa Park Dam

ORANGE —A “rotten eggs” smell during the night was likely from the release of water from the Villa Park Dam.

Residents on social media reported the sulfur-like smell and the Orange Police Department received a few phone calls during the night.

County crews who are releasing the water from the dam believe the smell is caused by a build up of leaves and debris, a spokesman said previously. Because of the drought years, water had not been released from the dam in some time.

Officials warned residents ahead of time of the possibility of a smell and had said air quality would

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Date: 1502213615

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Where the wild things are

Exploring the Canadian Galapagos

  • Amanda Fletcher takes a morning kayak trip.

    Amanda Fletcher takes a morning kayak trip.

  • Sea lions lounge portside of The Swell.

    Sea lions lounge portside of The Swell.

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  • Mortuary poles at UNESCO World Heritage Site at S'Gang Gwaay.

    Mortuary poles at UNESCO World Heritage Site at S’Gang Gwaay.

  • Bristol Foster naturalist with Maple Leaf Adventures

    Bristol Foster naturalist with Maple Leaf Adventures

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/12/exploring-the-canadian-galapagos/
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My OC: Environmental engineer Anoosh Oskouian makes fresh air her business

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Anoosheh Oskouian is trying to commit to getting at least six hours of sleep a night instead of four because it’s healthier – not necessarily because she’s tired.

As the rare female CEO in the environmental engineering industry, she thrives on her hectic schedule. During the 18-20 hours she is awake, Oskouian is busy running Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., hitting the gym, spending time with her 13-year-old son, Rod, and her husband, Alan, preparing family dinners, organizing and attending charity events, reading poetry, and going to the symphony.

People often ask her where she

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/10/my-oc-environmental-engineer-anoosh-oskouian-makes-fresh-air-her-business/
Date: 1499689856

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