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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend
    A heat wave that’s forecast to bear down on the Los Angeles region this weekend is likely to bring not only a heightened threat of wildfires but also a spike in medical emergencies. “People overestimate their abilities and underestimate...
  • L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open

    L.A. County heat alerts declared; cooling centers to open
    Dozens of cooling centers are opening across Los Angeles County as a potentially record-setting heat wave settles over Southern California. Public health officials directed residents to a list with more than 60 libraries and community centers in L.A....
  • Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says

    Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says
    The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Drought likely to push up prices of lettuce, avocados, grapes and broccoli the most

    We can all expect to pay more for our food if the current drought in California continues. That’s been well reported. But a new study shows that some items will be more affected than others. If you like avocados, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes, the...
  • 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...
  • L.A. heat wave: 100 degrees expected in some areas; records could fall

    L.A. heat wave: 100 degrees expected in some areas; records could fall
    A heat wave this week is expected to send temperatures soaring to 20 degrees above normal for much of the Southland, potentially breaking records with triple digits in some areas, forecasters say. Building high pressure is also expected to bring gusty...
  • Early season heat wave to bump temperatures in L.A. region

    Early season heat wave to bump temperatures in L.A. region
    Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s and reach record highs in some locations during an early season heat wave in the Southland this week, forecasters said. Gusty northeast winds are anticipated Tuesday through Thursday in the Los Angeles...
  • Four-day L.A. heat wave: Temperatures to jump 20 degrees today

    Four-day L.A. heat wave: Temperatures to jump 20 degrees today
    What weather forecasters say will be a four-day heat wave begins Tuesday, with rising temperatures accompanied by high winds and low humidity that could cause red-flag conditions across Southern California. The Los Angeles area is expected to see a 20-...
  • 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...