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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

    With California zeroing in on a thousand days of drought, people here shifted their gaze this week with a sense of dreadful certainty, from the cracked soil and parched tinderbox at their feet toward a plume of smoke rising from the woods somewhere off Quail Drive.
  • Cool it on Ice Bucket Challenge, and keep Gov. Brown's dog out of it

    Cool it on Ice Bucket Challenge, and keep Gov. Brown's dog out of it
    As if the parade of publicity-seeking celebrities, newscasters, tech billionaires and past and present politicians dumping pails of ice water on themselves wasn’t tiresome and annoying enough, now we must watch California’s First Dog subjected...

    Water too precious to waste on charity's campaign, Californian says

     Water too precious to waste on charity's campaign, Californian says
    When I was challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on my head last week, my initial reaction was, "Ugh, do I really have to do this?" I could instead donate to the cause — which seeks to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral...

    More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought

    More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought
    Lane and Linda Koluvek recently had a rude awakening when seeing their water bill. Usage at their Costa Mesa home had skyrocketed to a degree that, for Lane, "It just kind of knocked me off my feet." The couple decided it was finally time to do...

    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...