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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Punished for saving water: A drought Catch-22

    Talk about mixed messages: While Gov. Jerry Brown is warning that California faces its worst drought since record-keeping began and regulators have approved fines of up to $500 for wasting water, some Southern California cities are continuing to issue...
  • Drought shaming: Not a good way to promote water conservation

    There’s something about a crisis that brings people together. Unless it’s California and it’s a drought, in which case neighbors start to turn on each other. There’s a boom in drought shaming, with people posting pictures of...
  • California drought will only get worse, experts say

    California drought will only get worse, experts say
    California is probably headed into a deeper drought this summer, making it harder to escape in the future, an expert says. With more than 80% of the state in an extreme drought, dry conditions will probably continue and won't improve much in the next...
  • First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history

    The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service. The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National...
  • Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought

    Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought
    Home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards....
  • 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...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors. The measure, SB 1310, was one of 24 bills signed by the governor, among them a ban on homeowners associations...
  • 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...