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January 12, 1995 | PAUL FELDMAN and NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ben Brooks, who makes a living promoting records, had anything but music on his mind Wednesday morning. Brooks, who maneuvered plywood panels into a wall-like barrier to protect his neighbors' homes on a narrow street in the Pasadena foothills from mudslides, was not alone in his good deeds. Scores of Southern Californians helped neighbors--and in some instances complete strangers--brace for the next in a series of crippling winter storms.
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January 17, 2012 | By Alejandro Lazo
A record number of investors and second-home buyers flooded the Southern California real estate market in December, though not enough to give sales in the region a bump over the same month a year earlier. With the investor dominance, low-cost homes reigned. That helped push the region's median home price back down to its lowest level in 12 months, according to San Diego real estate firm DataQuick. Sales fell 1.4% from the same month a year earlier, with a total of 19,247 homes bought throughout the six-county region.
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February 21, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite picture-perfect skies for most of Saturday, the latest of the week's storms took a heavy toll as two people drowned in Tijuana and hundreds of Southern Californians worried whether their homes would survive looming banks of mud, charging rivers and floodwaters that stubbornly continued to rise. The latest storm only dropped 0.97 of an inch of rain at the Los Angeles Civic Center late Friday and early Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a plentiful fishery, once starting at Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur Park, stretching up Vermont Avenue, over Cahuenga Pass and into the San Fernando Valley. It has yielded more than 2,200 fish. But none of them are good eating, since many have had more than 8 million years to age to a fossilized state. These fossils, all excavated during the Red Line subway construction, represent 64 extinct fish species, and 39 of them are new discoveries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1995
LOS ANGELES COUNTY: * San Bernardino Freeway east and westbound lanes were closed at the Fairplex in Pomona, which affects the Foothill and Orange freeways. * Harbor Freeway north and southbound lanes were closed between the Artesia Freeway and Rosecrans Avenue. * The fast lane of the Long Beach Freeway was closed around the San Diego Freeway. * Laurel Canyon, Mulholland Road and Beverly Glen are all closed. * The Sepulveda Tunnel is closed.
NEWS
February 13, 1992 | JESSE KATZ and MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After two days of spectacular drenching, Southern California's downpour turned deadly Wednesday, claiming at least four lives, leaving six people missing and sending dozens more scrambling for higher ground as rain-swollen rivers carved an unforgiving path through the region's once dry terrain. A Ventura County man and his fiance, who was nine months' pregnant, were smothered when a wall of mud crashed through their bedroom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1999 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Marine died early Tuesday after being swept away in a flash flood near Twentynine Palms as a tempestuous tropical weather system continued to plague Southern California. Officials said heavy rains hammered the Marine Corps' desert training center shortly before midnight Monday, unleashing torrents of muddy water that engulfed a light armored vehicle containing four Marines. The flood waters ripped Lance Cpl. Javier D. Ponce, 21, of Ontario, Ore., from the vehicle, according to Marine 1st Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1995
The Internal Revenue Service granted an extension for flood victims who are unable to meet Tuesday's deadline for filing federal tax returns for pension and other employee benefit plans. The extension to March 2 is good for plans in counties designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a federal disaster area, IRS spokeswoman Laurie Keleman said.
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January 12, 1995 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pete Wilson, the Second Term, was supposed to be different. No more fires. No more drought. No more riots. No more earthquakes. But Wilson had to wonder Wednesday as he took the first trip of his second term: Not this again. Once more, the governor found himself boarding another National Guard helicopter for another aerial tour of another disaster scene. "My reaction is, 'Come on, give us a break. How much are we expected to endure?'
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January 15, 1995 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a series of flood-spawning Pacific storms that raked the state from North to South last week, Gov. Pete Wilson on Saturday called a special session of the Legislature to come to the aid of homes, communities and businesses laid waste by the punishing weather.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1999 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Marine died early Tuesday after being swept away in a flash flood near Twentynine Palms as a tempestuous tropical weather system continued to plague Southern California. Officials said heavy rains hammered the Marine Corps' desert training center shortly before midnight Monday, unleashing torrents of muddy water that engulfed a light armored vehicle containing four Marines. The flood waters ripped Lance Cpl. Javier D. Ponce, 21, of Ontario, Ore., from the vehicle, according to Marine 1st Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1995
The Internal Revenue Service granted an extension for flood victims who are unable to meet Tuesday's deadline for filing federal tax returns for pension and other employee benefit plans. The extension to March 2 is good for plans in counties designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a federal disaster area, IRS spokeswoman Laurie Keleman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of Southern Californians, again soggy and unhappy as a new storm approached Friday, have something other than soaked carpets to worry about: all those broken down and banged-up cars, damaged as a result of poor driving conditions on streets and highways.
NEWS
January 15, 1995 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a series of flood-spawning Pacific storms that raked the state from North to South last week, Gov. Pete Wilson on Saturday called a special session of the Legislature to come to the aid of homes, communities and businesses laid waste by the punishing weather.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1995 | LISA RICHWINE, STATES NEWS SERVICE
Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside) said Friday that he will fight to keep illegal immigrants from receiving any federal benefits offered to California flood victims. His proposal, similar to one that sparked controversy after last year's Northridge earthquake, is expected to breeze through the new Republican-led Congress. Illegal immigrants are already forbidden by law to receive any federal aid except emergency medical care and education.
NEWS
January 12, 1995 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pete Wilson, the Second Term, was supposed to be different. No more fires. No more drought. No more riots. No more earthquakes. But Wilson had to wonder Wednesday as he took the first trip of his second term: Not this again. Once more, the governor found himself boarding another National Guard helicopter for another aerial tour of another disaster scene. "My reaction is, 'Come on, give us a break. How much are we expected to endure?'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1995
Southern California was handed its latest dose of natural disaster on Tuesday, with record amounts of rain falling across the region. Here is a look at the problems and a glance at what's ahead. More Misery in Malibu Much of Southern California was swamped on Tuesday. But for Malibu, the flooding was just the latest in a long line of calamities caused by the elements--the most recent being the raging wildfires of 1993.
NEWS
February 14, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soggy Southern California awoke Thursday to a pre-dawn bang of thunder and hail but the fourth day of rain soon subsided, giving storm-battered residents a chance to assess the deluge's grim toll and brace for the next pounding late today. The number of dead rose to six, as the body of 15-year-old Adam Bischoff--whose futile struggle to stay afloat seemed to capture the storm's tragic dimensions--was pulled from the Los Angeles River.
NEWS
January 12, 1995
Here are some suggestions for coping with rain that has fallen or on the way: WHERE TO GET HELP * InfoLine Orange County: Provides referrals for emergency shelter and road condition information. (714) 955-2255 * American Red Cross, Orange County chapter: For immediate help, call their hot line at (714) 835-5381 * American Red Cross Service Centers: Families can meet with an American Red Cross case worker for help with shelter, medical food or special service needs.
NEWS
January 12, 1995 | James Rainey and Jack Cheevers
They are known as some of the toniest stops on a sort of Southern California Riviera. Laguna Beach, Malibu and Santa Barbara are separated by 200 miles of coastline, but they are united by their images as sunny playgrounds. Malibu has its movie celebrities. Laguna Beach has its artists colony. And Santa Barbara has an understated combination of the two. And all three cities have shared a propensity in recent years for brush fires.
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