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December 20, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Braced for the worst, Canyon Acres resident Peter Ott could not sleep as rain began to pelt his rooftop early Sunday. About 2 a.m., Ott crawled out of bed, grabbed an umbrella and flashlight, and headed outside to assess how his neighborhood was handling the rainfall. This time it was good news for the Canyon Acres community, as well as the rest of fire-ravaged Laguna Beach and for a slide-plagued neighborhood of Anaheim Hills.
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March 3, 1992 | JOANNA M. MILLER and CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The latest storm front to thunder through Southern California dumped more than an inch of rain on parts of Orange County on Monday, but failed to end the drought locally, officials said. However, rainfall totals led one official Monday to declare an end to the drought in Ventura and southern Santa Barbara counties, spreading hopes along the drenched California coast that restrictions on water use may soon ease elsewhere.
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July 22, 1993 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
Claiming that the city allowed an inadequate drainage system in a neighborhood above theirs, several homeowners in Hidden Hills have sued the city for damages they say occurred after last winter's rainstorms. The lawsuits were filed in Orange County Superior Court by John and Barbara Conklin; Thomas and Betty Duteau; David and Karen Engel; James and Maureen Tunstill; and Dana and Pamela Hunter.
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January 6, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ and SHELBY GRAD and NANCY HSU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the worst disaster of its 33-year history, the retirement community of Leisure World suffered an estimated $2 million in damage during Wednesday's fierce rainstorm, which forced city officials to declare a state of emergency in the retirement community, officials said Thursday.
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February 25, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monday night's fierce storm unleashed boulders and tons of mud here, smashing bridges and forcing residents to scramble from their homes. And there was a horse, of course. As ranch hands watched in horror, a yearling filly named Scarlet plunged into the raging Silverado Creek at the west end of Modjeska Canyon about 8 p.m. when the ground collapsed beneath her. The horse survived somehow as she was swept nearly a mile downstream and under a highway before landing on an island.
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March 1, 2001 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another dreary day in paradise. If it rains today, as forecasters expect, it will be the seventh day in a row that the sunny Southland has been what it's not supposed to be. Gray, chilly and wet. Mountains have been smothered by clouds and beaches bikini-free. In the last two months the area has been pelted with 14 inches of rain, just half an inch short of the norm for the entire season, which runs from July 1 through June 30.
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January 4, 1998
Rain is expected throughout Orange County today, though not as heavy as the storms that swept across the region a month ago, forecasters say. Weather experts say there is a 70% chance of light showers that are expected to last until late afternoon, with temperatures near 60 degrees. By tonight, the skies should clear, though the temperatures are expected to reach the low 50s, said weather analyst John Sherwin of WeatherData, which provides forecasts for The Times.
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February 17, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A storm that dropped nearly an inch of rain on some parts of Orange County on Wednesday has caused at least one expert to soften previous assessments of the area's "drought-like" season. "I wouldn't call it a drought, but a dry spell," said Stacey Johnstone, a meteorologist for WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times. "I think what you'll end up with is a season that's a little drier than normal, but definitely not a drought."
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January 26, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first storm of the new millennium passed through Orange County on Tuesday, filling flood-control channels with runoff and making wind chimes jingle but barely affecting the area's yearlong drought. "It didn't make much of a dent--sorry," said Amy Talmage, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times. "If I could have made the rain harder, I would have."
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January 24, 1997 | DEBRA CANO and THAO HUA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several hilltop residents were wishing for dry weather Thursday after relentless rains washed out at least one backyard and Caltrans crews prepared to work overtime to stabilize a slipping hillside. Maple Street residents said they were not planning to evacuate their homes but joined Caltrans and others keeping a watch on the steep slope abutting their backyards. Police and fire crews remained on alert, and utilities officials were poised to cut gas and water lines at a moment's notice.
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