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September 25, 2013 | By Armand Emamdjomeh
Maddie and Abby Starkey enjoy the misty confines of "Fog Grotto" at the Huntington Children's Garden in San Marino. The fog is "generated by nearly 100 high-pressure nozzles," according to the garden's website . The image was made by Cyrena Hillyard while the children were visiting Southern California. This week, we're featuring Instagram photos! Submit them to our reader gallery below or with the #SoCalMoments hashtag on instagram. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The day after L.A.'s recent rainstorms, Albert Valles got up 40 minutes before sunrise in hopes of catching a clear shot of the city skyline. Instead, he found foggy, colorless weather. As he was going back down the hill toward his home, he noticed the city peeking out of the passing fog and caught this shot, taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The day after L.A.'s recent rainstorms, Albert Valles got up 40 minutes before sunrise in hopes of catching a clear shot of the city skyline. Instead, he found foggy, colorless weather. As he was going back down the hill toward his home, he noticed the city peeking out of the passing fog and caught this shot, taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland had one inspection run on a foggy day in the mountains with limited visibility on the Olympic course. He got busy trying to think how he would handle it if the competition went forward on Monday. “When I first inspected the course, you think what you're going to do off these features and you can't see anything," Holland said. "You'd have to ride by braille. "I've studied this course and I was confident I'd be able to make it down it. But there's that screwiness factor that [having]
SCIENCE
November 30, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss
May gray. June gloom. Even fog in August, some wags call "Faugest. " It turns out that the summertime bane of Southern California beachgoers provides a lifeline for the relic forest of bishop pines on two of the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara. It's not just that the ground-hugging clouds shade these trees from soil-parching sun.  The needles of these pine trees rake the fog, collecting droplets of water that fall to the forest floor. That moisture feeds to soil microbes that release nutrients and allow the trees to grow longer during the dry season, according to a study published in Global Change Biology . Thousands of years ago, when the climate was cooler and wetter, the bishop pines proliferated throughout Southern California and even into Mexico, scientists believe.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland had one inspection run on a foggy day in the mountains with limited visibility on the Olympic course. He got busy trying to think how he would handle it if the competition went forward on Monday. “When I first inspected the course, you think what you're going to do off these features and you can't see anything," Holland said. "You'd have to ride by braille. "I've studied this course and I was confident I'd be able to make it down it. But there's that screwiness factor that [having]
OPINION
November 20, 2012
Some Republicans aren't giving up on the claim Mitt Romney floated in the second presidential debate: that the Obama administration, for political reasons, downplayed the possibility that the deadly attack on a U.S. facility in Libya in September was a well-planned terrorist operation. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has suggested that Susan Rice, the U.S. representative to the United Nations, is "not qualified" to serve as secretary of State because, in television interviews five days after the attack, she said that "the best assessment we have today" is that the attack in Benghazi began as a spontaneous response to earlier protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo related to the video "Innocence of Muslims.
WORLD
January 31, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
ABOARD THE PRAYAGRAJ EXPRESS, India - We're late. Very late. A nine-hour overnight train trip has turned into 16, and we're still miles from nowhere. It's winter in northern India and that means fog, great gobs of the stuff wreathing the land, causing shapes to appear out of the mist before slinking back into the void. Trains slow to a crawl. Airports come to a standstill. You're thinking: Cue the apoplectic passengers, minds racing to reconfigure digital calendars, a flurry of calls, texts, the jitter of tapping feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1989 | From Reuters
A test of an unarmed U.S. cruise missile over Alberta was canceled Tuesday after fog enveloped an Alaskan air force base, Canadian military officials said. Tanker airplanes that refuel the U.S. B-52 bomber carrying the missile were unable to take off from the base, the officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1998
Ordinary ground fog, the kind we generally experience in Orange County, is a product of changing temperatures and humidity. Here's how it forms: 1. Ground cools during the evening. 2. Wind moves humid air inland, across cool ground. 3. Air temperature drops to the dew point and fog forms. 4. When sun rises, air temperature heats above dew point and fog disappears. What's a "Dew Point?" Dew point is the temperature at which air will not accept additional moisture.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The waiting Monday morning and afternoon was something to be embraced, not detested. There was no fear in U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland's vocabulary when weather disrupted the Olympic schedule, causing a day's delay to the men's snowboard cross event. "I live for days like this," Holland said. "Like I said, it was a dress rehearsal. You get a free rush out of it…. Like I said, we'll be back tomorrow. Hopefully the weather cooperates. It's time to go. Tomorrow should be a good day to try and win the Olympics.
NATIONAL
December 1, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
About this time of year there are precious few hours of daylight in the small town of St. Mary's in faraway western Alaska, and so it was already dark and frigid by the time paramedics arrived at the wreckage of a Cessna 208 airplane outside town. What they found Friday night was tragic: The plane carrying 10 people had crashed on a snowy slope, killing the pilot and three passengers - one of them an infant. But rescuers say there could have been more casualties if it weren't for the courage of one survivor - the infant's mother - who climbed out of the wreckage and trudged through the dark and icy fog to find rescuers, who had set out from town into the wilderness to look for the crash.
OPINION
November 19, 2013 | Patt Morrison
He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with healthcare data for millions. For years he headed up state and federal programs on welfare reform, homelessness and Medicaid. Since 1991, he's shaped the Menlo Park-based foundation as "a trusted source of information in a healthcare world dominated by vested interests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2013 | By Armand Emamdjomeh
Maddie and Abby Starkey enjoy the misty confines of "Fog Grotto" at the Huntington Children's Garden in San Marino. The fog is "generated by nearly 100 high-pressure nozzles," according to the garden's website . The image was made by Cyrena Hillyard while the children were visiting Southern California. This week, we're featuring Instagram photos! Submit them to our reader gallery below or with the #SoCalMoments hashtag on instagram. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
TORONTO -- At a film festival, when you're hoping to cram 20 or more movies into a week of nearly nonstop watching, by about Day 4 your brain goes into a fog -- all the faces and the stories start blurring together. I made it to Day 6. And then ... Desperate to shake it off Tuesday night, I opted for the Zen meditation of “Tracks,” the new film from John Curran. If you've seen the director's “The Painted Veil,” you know he has a way with meditative beauty in even the most difficult of circumstances.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By John Horn
TELLURIDE, Colo. - Donald Rumsfeld is no Robert McNamara. Just ask filmmaker Errol Morris, who has taken on both controversial former Defense secretaries as documentary subjects in their twilight years: McNamara in 2003's "The Fog of War," and now Rumsfeld in "The Unknown Known," which had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend. "The Fog of War," which won a documentary Oscar, revealed McNamara, a chief architect of the Vietnam War, as a reflective man in his late 80s willing to acknowledge errors of judgment.
NEWS
July 11, 1991
Santa Monica's decision to proceed with an invisible fireworks display in the predawn fog on July 4 confirms its reputation for being a unique--some would say flaky--municipality. Perhaps the local authorities were concerned that cancellation of this costly, but totally unobservable, display might adversely impact their budget request for a similar spectacular next year. Of course, lost sea gulls and passengers in low-flying aircraft might have derived momentary enjoyment from any pyrotechnics that might have penetrated the fog bank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2000
For the second day in a row, dense fog rolled into parts of Los Angeles County from the Pacific, limiting visibility along the coast to a quarter-mile or less by nighttime, the National Weather Service said. While many areas enjoyed a clear, crisp autumn afternoon, the fog caused traffic delays of about an hour at Los Angeles International Airport, and 14 flights were diverted to Ontario International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It is easy to get absorbed "In the Fog," Sergei Loznitsa's gritty treatise on the art of war. Set on the Russian western front in 1942, the skirmishes between German occupiers and the partisans rage somewhere off-screen. Loznitsa's film, based on the Vasili Bykov novel that gives the film its name, examines what combat does to men in the moment, in the mind, without ever taking us to the battlefield. Using three of the region's rural poor and a single event, the film spins into a philosophical examination of how such conflicts create accidental martyrs, guilt-ridden sinners and weak-willed betrayers out of ordinary men. PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 Intimate in the telling, sweeping in the implications, Loznitsa has created an unusually incisive film.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
It's a typically dry afternoon in Sun Valley, in an industrial area near the Burbank airport where the pavement is scorched and the air is speckled with construction dust. Tucked behind a 12-foot-high ficus hedge, however, inside a Willy Wonka-like facility teeming with invention, Jim Doyle is making it rain. A sheet of water cascades from the ceiling with a thunderous roar inside a dark, garage-like space called Area 9. Water rushes out of wide-mouthed hoses on the cement floor, flooded with half an inch.
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