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July 22, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiffany Morrison was trying to be a fun mom. The Lake Isabella resident had agreed to take her two daughters and their three friends to Magic Mountain's Hurricane Harbor. Unfortunately, the Grapevine killed her station wagon. "This isn't fun. It's the middle of July, there's five kids with me and the car stops running," said Morrison, as the girls tried in vain to convince her that their amusement park adventure could be salvaged.
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August 8, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC and KARIMA HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was hot in Southern California on Tuesday, and in case you'd forgotten, that's what it usually is around here at this time of year. The high temperature at the Los Angeles Civic Center, recorded at 11:46 a.m., was 85 degrees, normal for the date. But after a cool July, 85 seemed uncomfortably warm. And it was even hotter Tuesday in the San Fernando Valley--106 in Woodland Hills and 105 in Chatsworth, tying a record for the date set in 1975.
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November 20, 1989 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Near-record-high temperatures and breathtaking views from Santa Catalina Island to the mountains drew 200,000 people to the beach and jammed parks with picnickers Sunday, while firefighters and Coast Guard rescuers grappled with Mother Nature's darker side. Sizzling 90-degree heat caused by a Santa Ana condition was at least partly to blame for a 15-acre brush fire in Sylmar that started from spontaneous combustion, when an 8-foot-deep compost heap erupted in flames.
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April 25, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Record and near-record high temperatures drove thousands of people to Southland beaches Tuesday, some to escape the heat and others to celebrate the end of a gloomy late winter and early spring. The 93 degrees recorded in central Los Angeles tied a record set in 1898 for the date. The mercury also reached 93 in Pasadena and Long Beach, breaking records set in 1992 and 1965, respectively. With a high of 86, Torrance set a record for the date too, passing the 84-degree mark of 1977.
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December 26, 1998 | MATEA GOLD and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Christmas Day dawned glorious in Los Angeles. The sky was scoured clean, and the mountains jumped out in sharp relief. The freeways lay empty, businesses shuttered, neighborhoods wrapped in peaceful quiet. On one quiet block in South Los Angeles, the charred remains of a small stucco apartment building stood out in stark contrast to the surrounding peace. A predawn fire ignited by an unattended candle had swept through the building, critically injuring three young girls.
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August 3, 1997
August's first Saturday blasted heat records throughout Southern California, as summer made a fiery break from a July that had been marked by overcast skies and moderate temperatures. The temperature hit 103 degrees in Pasadena, breaking a record set in 1938. Other records included a blistering 106 in Chatsworth, 102 in Burbank and 99 in Long Beach. A reading of 98 degrees at the Los Angeles Civic Center topped the previous record of 95--a mark that had endured since 1971.
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July 2, 1994 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND
The good news is, the punishing heat wave is over--for the moment at least. After eight days of searing heat, there will finally be some relief this Fourth of July weekend, according to weather forecasters. Temperatures today through Monday are expected to be from the upper 60s to the mid-70s at the beaches to the mid-80s inland--a welcome relief from the unseasonably hot weather that had air conditioners working overtime.
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August 5, 1996 | ED BOND
Light morning fog and cooler weather will continue until at least Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley. But then the unseasonable break from summer weather will be over. Temperatures are predicted to climb back into the 90s later in the week. "It looks like there will be more of a warming trend after Wednesday," said Rob Krohn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
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July 29, 1995
Life in the Southland this week has been like being trapped inside a barbeque with the hood closed tight. Thanks to an unusually strong high-pressure system, temperatures have soared to record highs while smog alerts have been issued throughout the region. The villan? A 2,000- foot inversion layer that has trapped auto and industrial fumes against the mountains in the broiling inland areas. And we are not alone.
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August 2, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at the Valley Generating Station ran from one end of the plant to the other Tuesday, checking for possible water leaks as alarms beeped. With midday temperatures hovering around 100, all 38 workers made sure the plant's units generated energy at maximum capacity, 330 million watts. "Entire countries can live with this energy," said Nazih S. Batarseh, city of Los Angeles generating stations manager. "This is just one of four plants in the city."
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February 5, 2001 | SEEMA MEHTA and JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Temperatures that broke national records descended on Orange County on Sunday, with more unseasonable weather expected today. "The warmest temperature anywhere in Southern California [and the nation] was in Santa Ana," said Alan Shoemaker, a meteorologist with Madison, Wis.-based Weather Central Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times. The mercury hit 93 degrees there, shattering a 1986 record of 86 degrees. Temperatures are normally in the high 60s in Orange County this time of year.
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January 4, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unusually large crowds at Santa Monica Beach peppered lifeguards with the same two questions all day Wednesday: "Can you believe this great winter weather?" And: "Is it always like this around here?" To the latter, lifeguard Capt. John Moryl responded, "Not exactly." Weather Central Inc. forecaster Alan Shoemaker attributed the summery conditions to a strong and wide area of high pressure parked over northern Utah that is forcing air to slide down off the Rockies toward the Pacific Ocean.
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December 29, 2000 | MAI TRAN and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Yes, it's dry out. Drier than an average year. And you can't blame la Nina anymore--that ended last fall. But it's not that bad, not like last winter, when the rain was so slight that the hills never seemed to turn green. So tough it out. Rub a little moisturizer on your wind-chapped hands and revel in the envy of all those Rose Bowl-bound Purdue fans in from Indiana--where it was 15 degrees Thursday. And be glad you're not from Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, where it was 4 degrees.
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August 3, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day when the temperature is a relatively pleasant 83 degrees might not seem like the best day to launch a hot-weather safety campaign for senior citizens. But there was a large and attentive audience Wednesday when West Hollywood's acting City Public Safety Director Rich Ryan distributed free water bottles, vouchers for flashlights and safety tips printed in English and Russian for residents of an apartment house on West Knoll Drive.
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August 2, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Workers at the Valley Generating Station ran from one end of the plant to the other Tuesday, checking for possible water leaks as alarms beeped. With midday temperatures hovering around 100, all 38 workers made sure the plant's units generated energy at maximum capacity, 330 million watts. "Entire countries can live with this energy," said Nazih S. Batarseh, city of Los Angeles generating stations manager. "This is just one of four plants in the city."
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July 24, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiffany Morrison was trying to be a fun mom. The Lake Isabella resident had agreed to take her two daughters and their three friends to Magic Mountain's Hurricane Harbor. Unfortunately, the Grapevine killed her station wagon. "This isn't fun. It's the middle of July, there's five kids with me and the car stops running," said Morrison, as the girls tried in vain to convince her that their amusement park adventure could be salvaged.
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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.
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July 22, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiffany Morrison was trying to be a fun mom. The Lake Isabella resident had agreed to take her two daughters and their three friends to Magic Mountain's Hurricane Harbor. Unfortunately, the Grapevine killed her station wagon. "This isn't fun. It's the middle of July, there's five kids with me and the car stops running," said Morrison, as the girls tried in vain to convince her that their amusement park adventure could be salvaged.
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July 21, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Happy Bo Bappy heard that power was short in Southern California on Thursday, he dutifully made all the usual adjustments. He switched from his super baggy long pants to his extra baggy short pants, added a Gatorade-heavy "Fill the Bottle" game to his routine and went light on the greasepaint. "You've got to do everything you can to conserve energy, even if it's only your own,' said the Palmdale-based clown. "A day like today really separates the professional clowns from the amateurs.
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