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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Heat wave, Santa Ana winds spark brush fire in Ventura County

    Heat wave, Santa Ana winds spark brush fire in Ventura County
    High temperatures and fierce Santa Ana winds fueled a brush fire that broke out in Santa Paula on Tuesday. The blaze was burning in an orchard, the Ventura County Fire Department said, and more than 85 firefighters were on the scene. No structures...
  • This year's California salmon catch could be the last good one for a while

    The 2014 California king salmon season that begins May 1 is predicted to be one of the better years recently, despite this winter’s drought. But we'd better enjoy it while we can. It’s been a long, rocky road for the California salmon....
  • Endangered desert species cling to existence

    Endangered desert species cling to existence
    TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread. She peered inside, smiled and said,...
  • Playing politics with California's drought

     Playing politics with California's drought
    As California's drought continues, and more than a dozen rural communities ponder what to do when their drinking water runs out sometime in March, it would be nice if the state's Republican politicians brought some straightforward plans for relief to...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs drought relief package

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday to free up the state's water supplies and aid residents who face hardship because of the drought, according to a release from his office. More than $687 million will go to drought relief, money that will fund...
  • California storms did little to ease drought conditions

    California storms did little to ease drought conditions
    The storms that slammed Southern California dumped much needed rain, but experts said they did little to ease the drought conditions. "This is no drought-buster, but it's a nice, fat down payment" in the water bank, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist...
  • John Givens recommends plump, vibrant green sugar snaps

    John Givens recommends plump, vibrant green sugar snaps
    GOLETA, Calif. — Five miles west along the coast from Santa Barbara, sugar snap pea plants grown by veteran organic farmer John Givens flourish on a south-facing, frost-free slope, climbing high up the stakes and strings arrayed to support them...
  • GWP eyes money for drought projects

    As state lawmakers expect to release roughly $687 million of funding for shovel-ready projects to reduce the impacts of California’s current drought, Glendale Water & Power officials are looking to grab some of that cash. There are four projects...
  • L.A. heat wave sets record high, takes toll on marathon

    L.A. heat wave sets record high, takes toll on marathon
    With Southern California in the midst of a mini-heat wave, Los Angeles set a record high Sunday, the National Weather Service said. The temperature Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport soared to 85 degrees, surpassing the record of 82 degrees for...
  • Rainstorm unleashes mud, damages downtown L.A. street

    Rainstorm unleashes mud, damages downtown L.A. street
    A new round of thunderstorms plowed through Southern California on Saturday, snarling traffic, threatening mudslides and opening up a large hole on a busy street in downtown Los Angeles. The heavy band of rain drenched coastal and valley areas...
  • L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities

    L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities
    Mandatory evacuations have been lifted in two foothill communities threatened by mudslides below wildfire-ravaged areas. Glendora residents were allowed to return home Sunday when an evacuation order was lifted at 6 a.m. The 2,000-acre Colby fire in the...