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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • 2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

    2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records
    This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report. Temperatures in California for the first 10 months of the year averaged 4.2 degrees above the state's 20th century...
  • Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?

    Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?
    I like recycling. I like innovative solutions to California’s drought. And I like ice cold Coca-Cola. So I figured I’d love Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement last week that the city will provide 1,000 free rain collection barrels -- and...
  • More than a foot of snow falls on parts of California's mountains

    More than a foot of snow falls on parts of California's mountains
    More than a foot of snow fell on parts of the Sierra Nevada during the latest winter storm, creating dangerous driving conditions for travelers. While the mountains in Northern California saw significant snowfall, it would take several similarly sized...
  • Rain barely made a dent in California drought

    Rain barely made a dent in California drought
    Fall has arrived, but in Southern California, warm, dry conditions remain. While the state has received some rain in recent weeks, the overall picture remains largely unchanged. Q: How did we do in October? Last month was the third-warmest October...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...