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  • Last year's U.S. weather showed extremes in precipitation

    WASHINGTON — Last year was marked by extremes in precipitation around the country, with unusually wet weather east of the Rockies and drought worsening in the West, particularly California, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • 4.4 earthquake near Fontana packed a big punch, resident says

    4.4 earthquake near Fontana packed a big punch, resident says
    Like many residents in and around Fontana, 33-year-old Regina Ignacio was awoken early Wednesday morning by shaking. "I was in bed. ... I knew it was an earthquake," Ignacio said. "They're just scary because you don't know if it's going to get worse."...
  • Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Hollister, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Hollister, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening one mile from Hollister, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:52 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12...
  • L.A. Now Live: Mayor Garcetti's plan for greater earthquake safety

    L.A. Now Live: Mayor Garcetti's plan for greater earthquake safety
    Join Times reporters Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia at 9 a.m. Wednesday for a discussion about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan for greater earthquake safety. Lin and Xia have been reporting extensively on the issue of earthquake safety in the...
  • 4.4-magnitude quake hits near Fontana east of Los Angeles

    4.4-magnitude quake hits near Fontana east of Los Angeles
    No injuries or major damage were reported in areas in the vicinity of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck early Wednesday morning about three miles north of Fontana. The earthquake occurred at about 1:35 a.m. at a depth of 3.2 miles, according to the...
  • L.A. vows to take big step in earthquake protection

    L.A. vows to take big step in earthquake protection
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to tackle earthquake safety, including a new effort to strengthen vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...
  • Here comes some real shiver weather

    Here comes some real shiver weather
    South Florida is about to chill out again, only this time the shiver weather should stick around for several days and nights, thanks to a series of cold fronts. The first wave of cold air should arrive Tuesday night, as temperatures are forecast to ease...
  • Northridge quake's cataclysmic effect

    Northridge quake's cataclysmic effect
    We heard it before we felt it. A roaring sound jolted us awake a second or so before the Northridge earthquake violently shook our house at 4:31 a.m. It was Jan. 17, 1994. We live in Woodland Hills, 51/2 miles from the earthquake's epicenter —...
  • Jerry Brown says drought declaration imminent

    FRESNO -- Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday his administration would soon declare that California is officially in the midst of a drought. “It’s coming,” Brown said of a formal proclamation when asked during a press conference at Fresno...
  • 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...
  • Political leaders urge more preparation for the next big earthquake

    California political leaders marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake Friday by calling for more aggressive preparations for the bigger one that seismologists say is inevitable. Pete Wilson, who was governor when the 1994 quake knocked...