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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions

    Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions
    Due to the ongoing drought, Burbank residents are restricted in their outdoor watering to only one day a week through April, but residents have complained about the limits. The City Council took a second look at its mandatory water conservation efforts...
  • Rain only slightly improves drought conditions

    Rain only slightly improves drought conditions
    Recent rain throughout California made only a slight dent on a drought that has chugged along relentlessly for more than three years, according to federal scientists. And dry conditions are expected to return for the next two weeks. Rainfall...
  • In Cambria, rift over water treatment plant is a drain on parched town

    In Cambria, rift over water treatment plant is a drain on parched town
    They're the trees that gave this quaint Central Coast village its nickname: Cambria Pines by the Sea. But the towering Monterey pines — one of only three such native forests in the United States — are being ravaged by the drought. Most are...
  • There's no drought of rebukes, lectures and guilt

    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...
  • Goodbye rain, hello heat wave: L.A. area temperatures to hit the 90s

    Goodbye rain, hello heat wave: L.A. area temperatures to hit the 90s
    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...
  • Cyclamen mites are killing her African violets

    Cyclamen mites are killing her African violets
    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...
  • Irvine water reserve in better shape than most, official tells council

    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...
  • Lake Mission Viejo isn't feeling California drought — yet

    Lake Mission Viejo isn't feeling California drought — yet
    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...
  • Drought Watch: A dry winter could mean tougher restrictions

    Drought Watch: A dry winter could mean tougher restrictions
    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...
  • No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast

    No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast
    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...
  • We're in a drought. Why is it still hard to rip out your lawn in L.A.?

    We're in a drought. Why is it still hard to rip out your lawn in L.A.?
    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...