| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:11 PM
With California zeroing in on a thousand days of drought, people here shifted their gaze this week with a sense of dreadful certainty, from the cracked soil and parched tinderbox at their feet toward a plume of smoke rising from the woods somewhere off...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:45 AM
The severe drought gripping nearly all of California eased ever so slightly this past week, but the state's reservoirs remain "seriously low," according to the latest figures released Thursday.
The amount of the state that now falls under the "severe"...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:51 AM
After months of worsening drought across California, conditions appear to have leveled off, at least for now.
According to the latest assessment released Thursday, more than 80% of California continues to suffer extreme drought conditions -- a figure...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Re: “Council considers task force on drought issues.” Aug. 7.
When is the city of La Caņada Flintridge going to start doing its part to seriously conserve water during this unprecedented drought? The article of Aug. 7 states that it has been...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:32 PM
From algae sludge in shrinking pools of water to marooned boats on dry, cracked lake beds, California’s crippling drought has produced stunning images that put the need for rainfall into stark focus.
Once-majestic lakes are now pools of their...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Sarah Butler crammed garbage bags packed with laundry into her old Volkswagen van on her weekly run "over the hill" to Mill Valley.
Some of the 630 or so permanent residents of this Marin County town have recently begun to make this trek, thanks to...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Just days after a statewide mandate to conserve water in extraordinary drought conditions took effect, members of the La Caņada Flintridge City Council decided to reconvene a blue ribbon task force to coordinate local conservation efforts.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:44 AM
A series of thunderstorms that have hit California in recent weeks may have delivered devastating torrents of rain in some areas, but on the whole they were "inconsequential" in terms of easing the state's worsening drought, according to a report issued...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:12 PM
Los Angeles officials and environmentalists have begun deploying emergency low-tech watering devices to try to save trees in desperate need of water during the drought.
The improvised contraptions, called drought response irrigation pods or "irricades,"...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The sweltering heat wave gripping Southern California is about to crash.
Temperatures are expected to drop roughly 10 degrees on Thursday, giving residents across the region their first substantial break from triple-digit heat in days.
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:23 PM
In case the scorching temperatures and rising humidity were causing you to wonder: No, September is not the hottest month in Southern California. That dubious distinction goes to August.
But the triple-digit warmth that continued to descend Saturday...