| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:32 AM
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....
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:14 AM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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....
| May 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:41 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:05 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:12 AM
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-...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:33 PM
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...