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July 26, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN
Question: I have a 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass with an eight-cylinder engine. When I turn off the motor, it keeps on running. How can I correct this problem?--S.N. Answer: The problem you describe is known as run-on or dieseling, so-called because the engine continues to run like a diesel even though the spark plug ignition circuits have been shut down. How can an engine run without a spark?
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October 4, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although temperatures dropped slightly Thursday, oppressive heat in Orange County emptied some schools early and continued to send hundreds to the beaches and cause worry to firefighters as brush became tinder dry from the weeklong heat wave. "It's hot, and it's really dry up in the brush," said La Habra Fire Department Capt. Ed Lazar. The unusually hot weather is abating slowly, but the heat wave will continue today and into the weekend, according to WeatherData Inc.
NEWS
September 29, 1991
Hot weather is bound to bring out the crankiness in even the most even-tempered, says Dr. Alexander Lampone, medical director of the emergency department at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica. Factor in the humidity and we can feel uncomfortable pretty quickly, he says. Certain people feel the heat more acutely than others, says Tom Anderson, an exercise physiologist at Centinela Hospital's Fitness Institute in Culver City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1995
Q: Do earthquakes occur more often during hot weather or in the early morning hours? Is there earthquake weather? A: No, according to seismologist Lucile Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey. Sixty-two years of records at the USGS show that earthquakes occur randomly at all hours of the day and at all times of the year. Although scientists have looked intently for patterns in quake occurrence, they have never found any.
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March 11, 1997 | EMILY OTANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It felt as if summer blasted in early Monday as Orange County sweltered under temperatures that soared into the mid-90s in some places, well above the mid-60s and low 70s normal for this time of year. Santa Ana hit 94 degrees, breaking a 1982 record of 82 degrees and reaching nearly 30 degrees above normal. Meanwhile, Anaheim posted 95 degrees, the high for the county according to WeatherData, a private weather service that provides forecasts for The Times.
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July 6, 1989 | DAVID LUSTIG, Lustig is a regular contributor to Valley View.
Temperatures that hover around the triple digits can do weird things to a person's mind. In a Chatsworth park, the hot weather brings out a character who has appeared au naturel every so often over the last couple of years, said Sgt. David Clinton of the LAPD's Devonshire Division. "He ties himself up and lies by an area where joggers are and attracts their attention, telling them somebody kidnaped him and asks them to call the cops. By the time we arrive, he's always gone," Clinton said.
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March 25, 1988 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana winds blew hot through the canyons and passes Thursday, bringing a record-breaking temperature to Los Angeles and a prediction of more dry, hot weather today and throughout the weekend. Thursday's Civic Center high reached 94 degrees, shattering the old mark of 89 set in 1930. The city of San Gabriel, peaking at 95, was the hottest spot in the Southland. Several other cities, including Long Beach and San Bernardino, matched Los Angeles' high.
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July 30, 1995 | from Associated Press
The scorching heat smothering much of the country eased slightly Saturday, but still left many looking for relief from temperatures that hit triple digits. The Southwest got the worst of the hot weather. Tropical moisture streaming across the Southwest into the Great Basin raised desert humidity levels as well. Phoenix was 97 at 2 a.m., and climbed to 115, breaking the record for the day of 113, set in 1972.
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