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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Crews clean up, repair flood damage from L.A. water main break

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Utility crews working around the clock on Wednesday labored to clean up and repair damage from a major water main break that spouted a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) geyser and flooded part of the University of California campus in drought-stricken Los Angeles.
  • 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...

    Firefighters in California gain ground against Yosemite blaze

    Firefighters in California gain ground against Yosemite blaze
    GROVELAND Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on Tuesday against a blaze burning on the western edge of Yosemite National Park and an adjacent national forest, where flames have forced the evacuation of several dozen homes and the closure of...

    California drought dries up plans for historic gold rush celebration

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's drought has claimed yet another historic casualty in this parched capital city - the annual heritage celebration known as Gold Rush Days. Staged for the past 15 years by tourism groups who turn the city's Old...

    Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought

    Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought
    Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday. The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...