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  • 20 years after Northridge, still quaking at the memories

    20 years after Northridge, still quaking at the memories
    The wind, the calendar and the drumbeat of earthquake anniversary stories have me on edge this week. I'm back to sleeping with a flashlight at hand, a pair of shoes next to the bed and a wad of cash tucked away. The gusts of wind that roar through the...
  • California declares drought emergency

    California declares drought emergency
    Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in the state Friday, urging residents to cut water use by 20% and directing state agencies to take a range of steps to ease the effects of water shortages on agriculture, communities and fish and...
  • Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner. Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...
  • Editorial: Northridge anniversary is a good time to plan ahead

    As has been widely recalled this week those who lived here at the time, it was 20 years ago, on Jan. 17, 1994, that the Southland was jolted awake at 4:31 a.m. by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. It was a massively destructive event that claimed the lives of...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency in California

    Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency in California
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid California’s driest year on record, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday officially declared a drought emergency in the state. Speaking at a San Francisco news conference, Brown also called on "all citizens" to cut back "at least 20%...
  • 'Voluntary' efforts not strong enough to combat California's drought

    California is officially in a drought. This is state's driest year on record, and the National Weather said this week that the dry conditions will persist or get worse through April — meaning the rainy season won't be rainy. Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • 5 sticky drought-related questions Gov. Brown didn't answer

    You probably heard or read Friday that Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for our too-Golden State. And he sounded like he means it, pointing to charts and graphs and the like and saying, “We ought to be ready for a long, continued,...
  • The California drought as seen from the edge of space [Photos]

    The California drought as seen from the edge of space [Photos]
    California's water problem is so bad you can see it from the edge of space. In the images in the above gallery, some taken at an altitude of 100,000 feet, you can see just how little snow the Sierra Nevada have this year, even though we are halfway...
  • Gov. Brown announces drought emergency in California

    Gov. Brown announces drought emergency in California
    California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state on Friday, emphasizing what area water experts have warned locals about.  Brown's announcement comes as state reservoirs reach critically low levels and cities across the state have...
  • Big L.A. earthquake could cripple Internet, cellphone service

    Big L.A. earthquake could cripple Internet, cellphone service
    Twenty years after the Northridge earthquake, experts say a huge temblor across Southern California today could cripple cellphone and Wi-Fi Internet service. Seismic safety officials increasingly have been studying how telecommunications would be...
  • L.A. Now Live: 20th anniversary of Northridge earthquake

    L.A. Now Live: 20th anniversary of Northridge earthquake
    Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Doug Smith and Bob Pool at 9 a.m. Friday as they talk about their experience reporting on the Northridge earthquake 20 years ago. Pool lived not far from the epicenter and will discuss both the personal and...