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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Five years later, La Cañada Flintridge recalls when the mudslides hit

    Five years later, La Cañada Flintridge recalls when the mudslides hit
    In the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2010, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge residents were startled out of their beds by the sound of the hillsides falling down around them. City officials and residents knew a mudslide was likely. No sooner had...
  • Five years after mudslides, La Cañada residents see signs of recovery

    Five years after mudslides, La Cañada residents see signs of recovery
    In the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2010, hundreds of La Cañada residents were startled out of their beds by the sound of the hillsides falling down around them. City officials and residents knew such an occurrence was a likelihood. No sooner had...
  • Pacific Coast Highway begins to reopen after winter storm rock slides

    Pacific Coast Highway begins to reopen after winter storm rock slides
    About two-thirds of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County that closed after a rock slide swept across the road during a heavy winter rainstorm was reopened Tuesday, although the connection to Los Angeles County remains shut. The highway from about...
  • Snow, snow everywhere — World Tour event cancelled after skier sets off avalanche

    Snow, snow everywhere — World Tour event cancelled after skier sets off avalanche
    KAPPL, Austria (AP) — A Freeride World Tour event in the Austrian Alps has been canceled after the second starter set off an avalanche — from which he escaped with bruised ribs and legs. Organizers say French free skier Julien Lopez set...
  • Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

    Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers
    As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case...
  • Pacific Coast Highway closed by landslide – again

     
    This is one never-ending Southern California story. A landslide closes Pacific Coast Highway....
  • Major storm soaks Southern California

    Major storm soaks Southern California
    A major storm drenched Southern California on Tuesday, causing traffic tie-ups across the region but few reports of mudslides or major flooding. According to the National Weather Service, 1.5 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles, breaking a Dec....
  • California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood

    California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood
    The season’s biggest storm washed out a road in Riverside County early Thursday, spurring the rescue of 14 people from five marooned cars in Gilman Springs, officials said. Meanwhile, in San Diego County, mudslides and flooding were reported in...
  • Typhoon churns across Philippines, more than 1 million flee

    A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communications in areas where thousands were killed by a massive storm just over a year ago. More than 1 million...
  • How I Made It: Arlene Blum

    How I Made It: Arlene Blum
    The gig: Arlene Blum is a California scientist, educator, author and an international mountain climber. Her work has helped eliminate dangerous fire retardants from children's pajamas and foam furniture. She has a doctorate in biophysical chemistry from...
  • Evacuation effort credited with minimizing typhoon casualties in Philippines

    Evacuation effort credited with minimizing typhoon casualties in Philippines
    Government officials and aid workers on Tuesday credited a major evacuation effort for helping to avert more severe casualties as Typhoon Hagupit, now downgraded to a tropical storm, barreled through the Philippines, collapsing houses, uprooting trees and...