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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Rain, wind, flooding to ease; sunshine Tuesday

     
    Intense low pressure to our south has been pumping torrents of rain, gusty winds and loads of trouble our way out of the east for the past 16 hours or so. Rain totals are running from well over an inch...
  • Southwest droughts can last centuries

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:In September, 10 percent of the lower 48 states was in “exceptional” drought, the worst category. About 4 percent, from New Mexico into Texas and Oklahoma, was experiencing the worst drought since 1900. Conditions...

    83-year-old good Samaritan scores a rare victory against City Hall

    Stop whatever you're doing, turn off the television, wake the children and salute the flag. A West Los Angeles man has fought City Hall and won. His name is James Buch and he doesn't like me saying it, but he's 83, not that you'd know it from the...

    L.A's water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated

    L.A.'s water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated
    The Department of Water and Power began 107 years ago, after Los Angeles bought back the civic water system from a group of privateers. Like its top man, William Mulholland, who began as a ditch-digger, the new DWP chief, Marcie Edwards, also started at...

    Douglas C. Lyons: America's 'new normal' will bring higher food prices

    A few years back, I came up with a new economic indicator to chew on – the cost of bacon. I admit I freaked when that popular part of the pig went north of $6 a pound. But that was back in 2011 when the country was still grappling with the effects...