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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?

    Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?
    Dear Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Please bring back the “Drought Busters.” We’re in the midst of what could be the worst drought in California history, and despite calls for residents throughout the state to cut their...
  • Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877

    Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877
    Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Niņo that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.  According to the National Weather...
  • 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...
  • Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness

    Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness
    Most Californians surveyed say the statewide drought has had little or no impact on their daily lives, and a majority oppose the suspension of environmental protections or large-scale public spending to boost water supplies, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • California drought could cost Central Valley $1.7 billion

    California drought could cost Central Valley $1.7 billion
    California’s leading agricultural region, the Central Valley, could lose $1.7 billion and 14,500 jobs because of the state’s severe drought, according to preliminary results of a study released Monday by the UC Davis Center for Watershed...