Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2008
Ezequiel Molina, 5, and his grandmother, Zoila Molina, cover up with plastic to shield themselves from the rain Wednesday. Things are definitely messy out there, says Jamie Meier, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Oxnard. Flash-flood warnings were in effect in areas blackened by wildfires, as well as Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Long Beach, along with other coastal communities. Also threatened with flooding were Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura.