| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I don't have crops at stake or a well that needs replenishing, but that doesn't diminish the glee I felt when I woke up in the middle of the night last weekend to the sound of rain pounding my roof and soaking my parched yard.
I know it's just a drop in...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Hot, dry weather is expected to return to Southern California this week with temperatures hitting 90 degrees in some areas by Wednesday, forecasters said.
The heat is expected to peak downtown and in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys Wednesday...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Q: I am hoping you can give me a diagnosis on my ailing African violets. All of them were doing fine and then suddenly last winter 90 percent of them developed something at the crown. None of the existing leaves died, but after a few months no leaves...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:12 PM
The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching historic proportions.
California is deep into its third year of drought conditions, according to the National...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Lake Mission Viejo is Southern California at its most idyllic and, when it comes to water, its most extravagant. Multimillion-dollar homes surround a 1.2-billion-gallon lake created solely for recreation, where sailboats sway under sunny afternoon skies...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 11:50 PM
What will happen with water restrictions if California doesn't get significant rain and snow this winter?
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which provides the Southland with imported supplies from Northern California and the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Southern California could see above-average rainfall this winter, but it won't be enough to shake the drought that is likely to persist or intensify in large swaths of the state, federal forecasters said Thursday.
"The drought has been so severe and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:29 AM
For months now California leaders have been telling people to conserve water, let their lawns go brown and switch to drought-tolerant yards. But Los Angeles rules have, in some cases, made it hard to be water wise.
Take, for example, the Los Angeles...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Our lives are sprinkled with new years. Most popular is the calendar year. Most exciting is the school year. Most regular is the astronomical year. Most political is the fiscal year. Most invisible is the water year, which begins and ends on Oct. 1....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Burbank’s McCambridge Pool is closed for winter, as it usually is when the summer swim season ends. As usual, the water’s been drained away to make way for maintenance work and painting, but this year something’s different.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown will hit the airwaves Wednesday morning with three TV ads, but instead of promoting his reelection bid for a historic fourth term, he will plug the $7.5-billion water bond measure and the state rainy-day fund on the November ballot.