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Stories by Jacob Margolis
You may not know this, but oftentimes in newsrooms we write obituaries ahead of time so that they're ready to publish when the person passes away. But what if the obit wasn't for a person, but for a place that's been the home of magical memories for generations?
We promise this article isn't as dry as L.A.'s vegetation
It's August, which means the spectacular Perseids meteor shower is upon us. That said, they're not going to be nearly as bright as they could be given the moon.
When you're laying on the beach, beware of the crumbling cliffs above you. They could be deadly.
Travel 390 million miles away from Earth to Jupiter’s moon Europa and you’ll find something more often found on dining tables. Salt. That’s according to a new study from researchers at Caltech and JPL.
It’s been a bit shaky in parts of the Inland Empire. Glen Avon and Fontana have experienced a swarm of earthquakes, more than 430 in the past week or so. Does that mean that a big one is right around the corner?
A new study out of the University of Oregon looks at whether there's a correlation between the speed at which the earth moves in the beginning seconds of an earthquake and how big it becomes.
Rising sea levels and intense storms have exacerbated the dangers of natural erosion, and the fact that we've built homes and infrastructure right up against it means that it's a huge concern.
Wildfires are coming and you need to get ready. That was the message state and local officials hammered home during a press conference earlier this month in Orange County, as part of Wildfire Preparedness week.
The roads are wet, the sky is grey and the air is humid. There’s water falling from above, IN MAY. Should everyone be freaking out? Not really.
By analyzing how waves created by marsquakes travel through the interior of the red planet, scientists hope to better understand how it was created. That's what the InSight spacecraft was hoping for when the first-ever witnessed quake struck earlier this month.
Urban search and rescue workers from Los Angeles County and Fairfax, Virginia, met up in Castaic to practice how to respond to an earthquake. For 96 hours, they ran drills, including how to pull people from elevator shafts, collapsed parking structures and crushed cars.
Plants are going to dry. How quickly that happens depends on how hot things get this spring and summer. And how long they stay dry depends on when our rainy season shows up.
We now have a pretty good idea of how our water situation will look for the rest of the year.