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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • California drought could cost Central Valley $1.7 billion

    California drought could cost Central Valley $1.7 billion
    California’s leading agricultural region, the Central Valley, could lose $1.7 billion and 14,500 jobs because of the state’s severe drought, according to preliminary results of a study released Monday by the UC Davis Center for Watershed...
  • Drought could cost Central Valley farms $1.7 billion and 14,500 jobs

    Drought could cost Central Valley farms $1.7 billion and 14,500 jobs
    The Central Valley’s 7 million acres of irrigated farmland are best known as the richest food-producing region in the world. But a new study by UC Davis researchers forecasts severe socioeconomic impacts ahead in the area where many of the nation&...
  • What price perishables? Why beef, bacon, even shrimp, are costing more

    What price perishables? Why beef, bacon, even shrimp, are costing more
    It's not just your imagination: You are spending more money at the grocery store these days as the price of limes, shrimp, hamburgers and bacon skyrockets. Prices are rising, and not just with those foods that have been affected by Mexican drug...
  • 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....
  • 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-...
  • California saves salmon from drought via trucks

    California saves salmon from drought via trucks
    California started giving a ride to millions of young Chinook salmon this week after the state’s record-breaking drought left rivers too dry for them to migrate on their own. Over the next two months, state and federal officials plan to truck up...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • This year's California salmon catch could be the last good one for a while

    The 2014 California king salmon season that begins May 1 is predicted to be one of the better years recently, despite this winter’s drought. But we'd better enjoy it while we can. It’s been a long, rocky road for the California salmon....
  • 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...
  • Drought likely to push up prices of lettuce, avocados, grapes and broccoli the most

    We can all expect to pay more for our food if the current drought in California continues. That’s been well reported. But a new study shows that some items will be more affected than others. If you like avocados, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes, the...