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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Drought is a drain on California lake, reservoir tourism

    Drought is a drain on California lake, reservoir tourism
    Jared Rhodes spent the last four summers leading white-water rafting trips in the Sierra mountains. During the off-season, the 34-year-old picked up jobs at bike shops and restaurants to tide him over until the winter snow melted. "I have a real...
  • 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...
  • California's drought getting even worse, experts say

    California's drought getting even worse, experts say
    California's drought conditions have worsened over the past week with the percentage of the state suffering from the highest category increasing, the National Weather Service said Thursday.  "Exceptional" drought conditions have spread in Central...
  • As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly

    As California drought gets worse, water use dips modestly
    Amid signs that California's drought conditions are worsening, the state reported that water consumption in the state has declined modestly. The State Water Resources Control Board reported that water use was down 5% through May. The report was based on...
  • As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire

    As summer starts, officials say drought ensures another big wildfire
    Local and state officials Friday painted a dire portrait of what's to come as the state moves into what they say will be one of the worst fire seasons ever.  With California in the grip of a prolonged drought that has only worsened in recent months, the...
  • Getty drains pools, turns off fountains to save water amid drought

    Getty drains pools, turns off fountains to save water amid drought
    The decision to drain most water features at Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades this summer may not be going over well with some visitors, but the organization says thousands of gallons a day have been saved as a result....