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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend
    A heat wave that’s forecast to bear down on the Los Angeles region this weekend is likely to bring not only a heightened threat of wildfires but also a spike in medical emergencies. “People overestimate their abilities and underestimate...
  • L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open

    L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open
    Dozens of cooling centers are opening across Los Angeles County as a potentially record-setting heat wave settles over Southern California. Public health officials directed residents to a list with more than 60 libraries and community centers in L.A....
  • Los Angeles issues 'heat alert' as temperatures soar

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles health officials on Friday issued a special "heat alert" for this weekend, urging residents to take special precautions with temperatures expected to soar into triple digits across the region. With California already...
  • Letter: Focus on real efforts to save water

    Bryan Mahoney offers important information in his Sept. 3 column and all of us need to make efforts to save water in this unprecedented drought. But if Burbank Water and Power does not take the drought conditions seriously, there will not be widespread...
  • Water agencies are learning pools aren't a big factor during drought

    Water agencies are learning pools aren't a big factor during drought
    The Sieferts are the kind of environmentally conscious family who attend local sustainability workshops and have solar panels atop their Mar Vista home. They use timers on their kids' showers and have planted drought-tolerant landscaping. But they...
  • States, cities get creative about recycling water

    WASHINGTON Overwhelmed by severe drought, the Oklahoma legislature passed a law this year to help communities make the most of their water resources by treating and reusing wastewater. As drought spread over 80 percent of the state, Oklahoma cities...
  • California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level

    California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level
    More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday. According to the U.S. Drought...
  • Commentary: Experience can help us survive the drought

    The California drought is serious! The Washington Post proclaims the "West's historic drought stokes fears of water crisis." California passes laws threatening to fine people who abuse water use by washing down driveways, sidewalks and patios, and...
  • L.A.'s water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated

    L.A.'s water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated
    The Department of Water and Power began 107 years ago, after Los Angeles bought back the civic water system from a group of privateers. Like its top man, William Mulholland, who began as a ditch-digger, the new DWP chief, Marcie Edwards, also started at...
  • More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought

    More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought
    Lane and Linda Koluvek recently had a rude awakening when seeing their water bill. Usage at their Costa Mesa home had skyrocketed to a degree that, for Lane, "It just kind of knocked me off my feet." The couple decided it was finally time to do...
  • Water too precious to waste on charity's campaign, Californian says

     Water too precious to waste on charity's campaign, Californian says
    When I was challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on my head last week, my initial reaction was, "Ugh, do I really have to do this?" I could instead donate to the cause — which seeks to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral...