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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland

    Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland
    Northern California is bearing the brunt of wildfires that have destroyed scores of homes and consumed huge swaths of land. The state has seen 1,000 more wildfires so far this year compared to the average, many of them in northern forest areas left bone-...
  • L.A. heat wave: 100 degrees expected in some areas; records could fall

    L.A. heat wave: 100 degrees expected in some areas; records could fall
    A heat wave this week is expected to send temperatures soaring to 20 degrees above normal for much of the Southland, potentially breaking records with triple digits in some areas, forecasters say. Building high pressure is also expected to bring gusty...
  • Early season heat wave to bump temperatures in L.A. region

    Early season heat wave to bump temperatures in L.A. region
    Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s and reach record highs in some locations during an early season heat wave in the Southland this week, forecasters said. Gusty northeast winds are anticipated Tuesday through Thursday in the Los Angeles...
  • Four-day L.A. heat wave: Temperatures to jump 20 degrees today

    Four-day L.A. heat wave: Temperatures to jump 20 degrees today
    What weather forecasters say will be a four-day heat wave begins Tuesday, with rising temperatures accompanied by high winds and low humidity that could cause red-flag conditions across Southern California. The Los Angeles area is expected to see a 20-...
  • Heat wave, Santa Ana winds spark brush fire in Ventura County

    Heat wave, Santa Ana winds spark brush fire in Ventura County
    High temperatures and fierce Santa Ana winds fueled a brush fire that broke out in Santa Paula on Tuesday. The blaze was burning in an orchard, the Ventura County Fire Department said, and more than 85 firefighters were on the scene. No structures...
  • Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame

    Water shortage divides Californians on solutions and blame
    The vast majority of Californians believe, unsurprisingly, that the state is in the throes of a serious water crisis. But many disagree about what can be done about it. About 54% of Golden State voters believe farmers could cut down on their water...
  • Bet on a dry future, Las Vegas

    Bet on a dry future, Las Vegas
    Re "Vegas' water drying up," April 21 "Future droughts and a warming climate … could spell trouble for the city's 2 million residents" — that strikes me as a monumental understatement about what lies ahead for Las Vegas. Climate forecasts...
  • California Senate approves drought relief for homeowners

    California Senate approves drought relief for homeowners
    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate took action to protect condominium and mobile home owners from fines from their homeowners associations for not maintaining yards at times when they face government water conservation orders because of a drought. State...
  • Avalon bracing for even more severe water restrictions

    Avalon bracing for even more severe water restrictions
    This harbor community is bracing for water rationing this summer and even more severe restrictions this fall in the face of continuing drought, dwindling groundwater and a rising demand from tourists who are flocking here in numbers not seen since 2000....
  • Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes

    Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes
    For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered...
  • Wildfires raging in Southern California pass 10,000-acre mark

    The wildfires raging across Southern California have scorched more than 10,000 acres, with crews struggling to protect hundreds of homes from advancing flames. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, officials said an 18-unit apartment complex in...