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  • California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries

    California drought could force key water system to cut deliveries
    Officials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. The prospect of no deliveries from one of the...
  • Pedaling for a cause

    Pedaling for a cause
    Flynn Donoho has braved a plethora of difficult weather and road conditions during his three-year journey cycling across the United States. He's ridden through snow and hail, pedaled up mountain passes, dodged hurricanes and even stopped to watch a...
  • Hoover High wrestling rallies for rout of South Pasadena

    GLENDALE — Five bouts into their Rio Hondo League wrestling match and the narrative looked somewhat familiar for the Hoover High wrestling team. The fledgling program in its third year of existence had fallen behind 23 points to visiting South...
  • Ocean waves help quake scientists make predictions for the Big One

    When studying earthquakes, especially in California, scientists often find that ocean waves get in the way. As the water hits the coast, it creates tiny seismic waves that interfere with researchers’ efforts to listen for the bigger waves created by...
  • Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

     Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge
    FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...
  • USDA launches fund to help drought-stricken California farmers

    USDA launches fund to help drought-stricken California farmers
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
  • Jerry Brown wants Republicans to back off drought proposal

    SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has a message for Republicans in Washington, D.C. -- thanks but no thanks. The governor, in a letter sent Monday, said a proposal from House Republicans to alleviate the situation...
  • Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers

    Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers
    CLOVIS, CALIF. — Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures. Land that should have been lush with native grasses this time of year has been reduced to powdery...
  • UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings

    UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings
    The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake. The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
  • UC releases list of 1,500 buildings; big step for L.A. quake safety

    UC releases list of 1,500 buildings; big step for L.A. quake safety
    The University of California’s release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles marks a key step in the city’s efforts to improve earthquake safety. Now the hard part begins. University of California...
  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...