LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mayans said it would be December 2012. Harold Camping said it would be May 2011. Countless movies tell us zombies will be our demise. But now, one small city is taking the end of the world a step further.
Residents of Menifee, a city some 80 miles east of Los Angeles, can apply for permits to build bunkers this month. The City Council passed a hotly contested ordinance allowing the practice in July.
Survivalists spend big money on these state-of-the-art, luxury shelters. But city officials are concerned about toxins in the soil, earthquakes, structural stability and whether police and first responders will be safe responding to emergency calls coming from people hiding out underground.
Plus, they say, underground rooms could conceal criminal activity, such as drug manufacturing.
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A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.