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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought

    Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought
    Home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards....
  • California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn

    California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn
    The temperatures were so hot this year in Joe Del Bosque’s cantaloupe fields in the San Joaquin Valley that some of the melons could have used sunscreen. The surface of the fruit got sunburned, which looks bad and in some cases affects taste. He...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors. The measure, SB 1310, was one of 24 bills signed by the governor, among them a ban on homeowners associations...
  • Crescenta Valley officials reemphasize area's ban on fireworks

    Crescenta Valley officials reemphasize area's ban on fireworks
    The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station is warning that fireworks are illegal in the hands of citizens and should be left to professionals putting together Fourth of July displays. Ahead of the Friday holiday, authorities are reminding residents that the...
  • Nearly 80% of California now under 'extreme' drought conditions

    Nearly 80% of California now under 'extreme' drought conditions
    Harsh, dry conditions continue to drive more of California into the highest possible category of drought, the National Weather Service announced Thursday. Nearly 80% of the state was under "extreme" drought conditions in June, according to the latest U....
  • Police: Let professionals handle fireworks

    As the community celebrates the Fourth of July, the Glendale Police Department warns that fireworks are illegal in the hands of residents and should be left to professionals putting on Independence Day displays. Glendale has a ban on all fireworks as do...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Isaac Hayes to Radiohead

    Setting Times stories to music: From Isaac Hayes to Radiohead
    This week, two images of California in drought have gotten lodged in my brain. The first is the photograph above, from Friday’s heartbreaking Great Read about a pistachio farmer’s dying dreams, and a tree he named Survivor. Writer Diana...
  • BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought

    BLT costs harder to swallow with U.S. pig virus, drought
    The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad...
  • State water board proposes outdoor watering restrictions

    Urban water agencies across California would have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under a proposed state rule. Though a number of cities, including Los Angeles, already have such regulations in place, most don’t. So the...
  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?

    Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?
    Dear Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Please bring back the “Drought Busters.” We’re in the midst of what could be the worst drought in California history, and despite calls for residents throughout the state to cut their...