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July 26, 1998 | Robert Hofler, Robert Hofler is an editor for Variety in Los Angeles
Maybe it's in the genes. Minnie Driver's sister, Kate, is just as outspoken--in her own behind-the-scenes kind of way--as her famous actress sibling. "Minnie's opened herself up to situations where she should never have gotten herself," Kate says straight out. Is she talking about her sister's tabloid blowout with former boyfriend Matt Damon or perhaps Driver's disclosure to the press that the "Hard Rain" crew had turned the set's water tank into a mega-urinal? Whatever.
April 26, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
The Los Angeles Zoo's new Rainforest of the Americas exhibit doesn't open until Tuesday, but it is already filled with commotion. Dwarf caimans and a giant bird-eating spider were exploring the creature comforts of their enclosures this week. Construction workers were inspecting thermostats and water pumps. The $19-million exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the last in a series of major projects built under Phase 1 of the 47-year-old facility's master plan.
April 17, 1989
A low pressure system sitting off Cape Cod doused New England and the mid-Atlantic Coast with rain, while cold Canadian air pushed into the northern high plains and headed for the Midwest. The National Weather Service said one to two inches of rain fell over parts of New England during a 24-hour period, with two inches measured at Providence, R. I., and more than an inch in New York City. Heavy rain during the weekend was also reported in Hartford, Conn., and Portland, Me. Cold air followed a frontal system across Manitoba and Saskatchewan into the northern plains.
April 25, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
A rainstorm moved into Southern California Friday night, bringing with it cool temperatures and strong winds. The National Weather Service said the storm, which should pass through by Saturday morning, could drop up to a half-inch of rain. Gusty winds accompanied the rain. The NWS said gusts could top 40 mph. A 49 mph wind gust was clocked this evening at Lake Palmdale. The snow level is expected to drop to 4,000 feet. ALSO: Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years Sword-swinging man shot by officers in South L.A., police say School bus driver may not have hit brakes before crash, CHP says
July 18, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Khushwant Singh halted his tennis serve in mid-swing and cupped his ear. As his playing companions steamed in the already blazing morning sun and shuffled their feet impatiently on the red clay courts of the Gymkhana Club, Singh let out a jubilant shout: "The monsoon bird is here! Hail clamator jacobinus, the monsoon is coming!" In the excruciating pre-monsoon temperatures of northern India, when 110-degree heat is just a starting point, there are no sweeter words.
April 10, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Saturn's rings are not just beautiful to look at; it turns out they are also responsible for rain falling on the planet.  Using data collected from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, scientists found that the amount of "ring rain"--when water particles fall from Saturn's rings onto the planet below--is significantly more than previously thought, and may be responsible for the pattern of dark bands or shadows that appear on the planet's surface....
February 18, 2011
'Even the Rain' Rating: Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 44 minutes Playing: At Landmark, West Los Angeles; ArcLight, Hollywood; Laemmle Playhouse, Pasadena; Town Center, Encino.
March 5, 1990
My, my, what a dolorous recital of calamity we have in the weather story ("Storm Batters California for Second Day," Part A, Feb. 18)! For long we have been on our knees supplicating the Great Spirit for rain. The Great Spirit has responded. How about a little exultation, not to mention gratitude? Glory be! Rain at last! VICTOR BOESEN Pacific Palisades
July 27, 1986
I had the pleasure of reading Jerry Hulse's article on Kauai (June 29) while vacationing on Kauai's north shore. Omitted from the excellent article was any mention of the weather. It rains here a lot! In fact, since our arrival on June 23, it has rained every single day . Usually it rains several times a day. And the days when it only rains once are usually those in which it never stops raining! I think that people paying $135 a day for a room here deserve to be warned that Kauai's north shore is one of the rainiest spots on earth.
December 30, 2010 | By Sam Allen, Rong-Gong Lin II and Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
The wettest December since 1889 has left hillside areas across Southern California dangerously saturated, bringing a heightened risk of landslides and further flooding in the next few months. More than 14 inches of rain has fallen in some hillside areas in just the last two weeks, and officials said the saturation levels could intensify in January and February, when Southern California typically gets most of its rain for the year. Engineers are using helicopters to fly over some hillside areas hit by recent fires, looking for signs of fissures or earth movement.
April 25, 2014 | By Marty O'Brien
RICHMOND -- Kyle Larson's meteoric rise in the Sprint Cup Series continued Friday with an assist from Mother Nature. When qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 was canceled because of rain, Larson earned the first pole of his Cup career because he had posted the fastest lap in the first practice on the three-quarters of a mile oval at Richmond International Raceway: 126.880 mph. He will start on the front row with Brad Keselowski, whose fastest lap...
April 5, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan - For weeks, the Taliban circulated threats in Sher Agha's rural district that anyone who participated in Saturday's election in Afghanistan would be punished or killed. So the night before the vote, the 52-year-old farmer drove a half-hour to this quiet provincial capital where government security forces patrol the streets. Early Saturday morning, draped in a mustard-colored shawl to ward off the chill and spitting rain, he cast his ballot in a pivotal election that will determine Afghanistan's next president and could reshape its relations with the United States.
April 2, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
For the second straight day, rain and a big rig have created havoc for Pasadena commuters. About 2 a.m. Wednesday, a big rig crashed into a median wall on the eastbound 210 Freeway where it meets the 134 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Two more big rigs were soon involved in the wreck, which ultimately shut down the freeway junction until about 8 a.m. A day earlier, a big rig traveling eastbound on the 210 similarly crashed and shut down the freeway in Pasadena during the morning commute.
March 31, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
Three north Orange County cities scrambled Monday to reopen roads and buildings following a magnitude 5.1 quake that snapped water lines, damaged chimneys and left a well-traveled thoroughfare covered in dirt and boulders. Still, as the workweek began and the extent of damage came into sharper focus, city officials said it appeared the cities along the Los Angeles County border had been lightly touched despite the size of the quake and the continuing aftershocks. The biggest concern was Carbon Canyon Road, which remained closed Monday as a result of a rock slide Friday, said Anna Cave, emergency preparedness coordinator in Brea.
March 31, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A storm system was dropping rain across the Central Coast on Monday evening as it headed toward the Los Angeles area, where wet and cooler weather was expected to last for several days, according to forecasters. A band of heavy showers was dropping up to 1/2 inch of rain per hour in San Luis Obispo County and kicking up southerly winds from 30 mph to 40 mph, the National Weather Service said. The front was expected to weaken by the time it blows across the Los Angeles area between 10 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday, the Weather Service said.
March 31, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Glendora officials are warning residents that steady rain expected overnight Monday could produce "light mudflows" in areas affected by the Colby fire. City officials raised their alert level from green to yellow Sunday in anticipation of the storm system that could deliver up to an inch of rain in hillside areas left bare by the 2,000-acre Colby fire late last year. Earlier this year, residents in Azusa and Glendora were ordered to evacuate as a large storm caused minor debris and mudflows that damaged some properties.
November 9, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Two days of warmer temperatures in Southern California will give way to a storm late Friday, the National Weather Service says. Showers should hit the Los Angeles area sometime Friday night and continue into Saturday, said weather specialist Bonnie Bartling. The coast and valleys could see 1 to 2 inches of rain, and the mountains are expected to get even more. "If anybody is going up to the resorts, they want to think about the driving conditions in the mountains," Bartling said.
March 30, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Rain showers forecast for Sunday at the scene of the state's deadly landslide again were expected to hamper the efforts of rescuers digging through the contaminated slurry of debris. Ponds formed in "the pile," forcing crews to "de-water" areas to resume searching, Snohomish County officials said. In the tangle of timber, septic tank fluid and housing materials, rescuers have found music records, wallets, gun safes and ATVs. Hundreds of photographs salvaged from the mud have been assembled on a table, shielded from the rain by a white tent.
March 26, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Although water-starved Southern California needs all the rain it can get, weather forecasters say the light sprinkles falling across the region Wednesday will likely only be enough to cause problems during the morning commute. National Weather Service officials are expecting less than a tenth of an inch of rain from the cold front passing through Los Angeles. Meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said the rain could be so light that it will only serve to lift oil off the roads without washing it away, creating slick conditions for drivers.
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