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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

    Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use
    Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in...
  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Wildfire raging in Napa County grows to 2,500 acres; 30% contained

    A raging wildfire in Northern California grew to 2,500 acres as flames raced through drought-stricken vegetation, fire officials said Tuesday evening. The Butts fire broke out shortly after noon and quickly sped across dry, rugged terrain near Butts...
  • 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...
  • Butts fire in Napa County at 3,200 acres; no threat to vineyards yet

    A 3,200-acre wildfire in Napa County is growing but poses no immediate threat to its renowned vineyards, officials said Wednesday. The Butts fire had died down between 3 a.m. and noon Wednesday, but as temperatures rose it began to grow in size, “...
  • 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...
  • State water board proposes outdoor watering restrictions

    Urban water agencies across California would have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under a proposed state rule. Though a number of cities, including Los Angeles, already have such regulations in place, most don’t. So the...
  • L.A. heat wave: 90s in valleys, 80s at beaches this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: 90s in valleys, 80s at beaches this weekend
    Spring does not technically begin for at least another week, but summer-like weather is already headed to Los Angeles, with temperatures this weekend possibly beating 90 degrees in some areas. The weekend heat wave prompted forecasters to issue a heat...
  • Wildfires raging in Southern California pass 10,000-acre mark

    The wildfires raging across Southern California have scorched more than 10,000 acres, with crews struggling to protect hundreds of homes from advancing flames. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, officials said an 18-unit apartment complex in...
  • Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises

    Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises
    HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — A shallow inland sea spreads across more than 160 square miles, speckled with egrets poking for crayfish among jewel-green rice shoots. The flooded fields could be mistaken for the rice paddies of Vietnam or southern China,...
  • 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...