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Pair of Quakes Signal End to Seismic Calm

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The aftershocks are still rumbling after Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake centered in La Habra in northeast Orange County. Seismologists say the Puente Hills thrust is "a very dangerous fault." We hear what that could mean. Also, measles and other preventable childhood diseases have been at record lows in California, but fears about vaccination might cause epidemics. We hear about that -- and the complex life of Cesar Chavez.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgLater, on To the Point, over the weekend, General Motors increased this year's vehicle recalls to 4.8 million — six times more than it recalled in all of last year. But, for almost 10 years, it failed to recall Chevy Cobalts and other cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 fatal accidents.  Was there criminal action? We get the background as CEO Mary Barra prepares to defend GM on Capitol Hill starting tomorrow.

 

Banner image: Damage to infrastructure after Northridge earthquake, January 17, 1994. Photo: Department of the Interior/USGS, US Geological Survey