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It snowed in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday for the first time in five years, an unusual occurrence in itself, never mind the rain, hail and thunderstorms all in the same day. "It's just an unusually strong spring storm, like something you'd expect in the winter, and even kind of strong for that," said Curtis Brack, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides weather information to The Times.
March 12, 2006 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Martha Groves and Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writers
Southern California residents reveled in a late taste of winter Saturday as an Arctic storm brought sporadic hail and snow to the foothills, prompting spontaneous snowball-flinging, driveway-sledding and snowman-building. In many areas, snow munchkins was more like it, as sculptors could muster only enough of the white stuff to fashion creatures a few inches tall. The storm defied National Weather Service expectations that the snow level could dip as low as 1,000 feet in the Southland.
April 1, 1988
Hail to Du Pont! A company that can see through the almighty dollar to the big picture. LYNN ESCHBACH Carlsbad
June 3, 1989
That lean, mean, motivating machine was passed up again for coach of the year. What a disgrace. Hail to Pat Riley. STEVE BAKER Los Angeles
July 27, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
They're calling for rain today, but that's no surprise. Predicting rain on a summer day in Mexico City is like forecasting death in an old-folks home. It's bound to happen. From springtime to autumn, it rains a lot here. Let me be clear: a lot. The Mexico City government issues the same monotonous forecast each day: 80% or higher chance of rain. The only suspense is whether it will come with lightning or hail. It's the same almost every afternoon — you could set a clock, if the power hasn't been knocked out. People schedule outdoor parties early, knowing that by late afternoon, the storm clouds will prevail.
February 6, 1993
My perception of Clinton is that he is only a front for Hillary. Hail President-in-fact Rodham! This leaves Vice President Al Gore a lesser role than John Nance Garner, Franklin Roosevelt's veep, which is about as least as one could get and still be in politics! SHIGEO YUGE Los Angeles
January 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gunmen killed a bank police chief and his bodyguard as he jogged in a park in the southern city of Oaxaca. The hail of bullets also killed two other joggers and wounded a third, police said.
December 17, 2008 | LARRY GORDON
Pomona College's much-debated alma mater, "Hail, Pomona, Hail," has been restored as the school's official song -- with restrictions. In April, the college suspended the singing of it at graduation and other official events after concerns were raised about its history. The song does not contain any racist language although its lyrics apparently were written for a 1910 blackface minstrel show that was a baseball team fundraiser. A committee of faculty, alumni and students called for it to be replaced by a new school hymn.
May 20, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
A mile-wide tornado slammed into Oklahoma on Monday afternoon, leveling neighborhoods, starting fires and causing, as one storm chaser put it, "total destruction. " [Update, 5:29 p.m. May 20: Oklahoma authorities said at least 37 people were killed in the tornado, and that the number would rise. Hospitals were treating scores of casualties, including children.] Two elementary schools were destroyed, and an untold number of homes and businesses sustained heavy damage near the cities of Moore, Newcastle and Oklahoma City.
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