CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1995 |
If you've lived here for the last couple of years, you've already talked yourself numb on the subjects of Heidi, Michael Jackson and you-know-who. * Now, you're talking rain. When's it gonna stop? Where's it gonna flood? Or--as everybody was asking under Thursday's dry but still sulky sky--when's it gonna rain again? "I think it's gonna start again tomorrow night," said Tod McLean contemplatively as he stood in a Chevrolet auto parts store in Cerritos. "And this one looks like a big one."
September 3, 1986 |
A city bus slid into a concrete abutment in heavy rain Tuesday, injuring 18 people, officials said. The driver of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus was pinned for almost two hours, a DART spokesman said. He was reported in serious condition after undergoing surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2005 |
They say Los Angeles likes a winner. But when it comes to rain, the city is going to have to settle for a close second. The epic 2004-05 rain season comes to an end at midnight tonight, and downtown Los Angeles missed the all-time record by a measly 0.93 of an inch. "Second place is for losers, and nobody wants to be a loser," said Bill Patzert, a meteorologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge.
April 18, 1992
I read Howard Rosenberg's April 8 column, "The Soggy Envelope, Please . . . ," with much interest. I enjoy the weather programs, with this exception: It seems they are being used as springboards to show biz. I wrote Fritz Coleman and suggested (because so many of us are here from somewhere else) that we might enjoy hearing about the weather in Paris or London--all over the globe! There's time for it--the weather here is always the same. I received a thank-you. That was that. Well, Maclovio Perez and Dallas Raines are educated weathermen.
February 19, 2006
Monday is Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day. It was dreamed up by a guy who thought people oppressed by winter should hasten its end by running into the streets shouting "Hoodie-Hoo!" That could be amusing, but the last time it snowed in downtown L.A. was in 1949. So we suggest you mark the holiday with 1991's "L.A. Story." Steve Martin, at right, plays a TV weatherman weary of climatic consistency.
September 23, 1990
Town Councilman Michael Murray said Tuesday that the Old Fashioned Days Committee has scheduled a series of community events to raise funds for the annual Altadena parade and celebration. On Oct. 27, the committee will hold a '50s dance in a parking lot on the corner of Lake Avenue and Calaveras Street from 7 to 11 p.m. Festivities will include a lip-syncing contest, in which contestants will mouth '50s tunes, a beer garden and a display of vintage '50s cars.