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December 19, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI and SOLOMON MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mother Nature was definitely not smiling on the San Fernando Valley on Thursday. A sudden winter storm drenched roads, delaying commuters and hindering holiday shoppers, and caused power outages and even fires. But she may have tried to make up for it with a spectacular rainbow in the late afternoon that stretched across the sky and a bright orange and pink sunset. Thursday's rains began with light scattered showers shortly after midnight.
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February 24, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An intense, El Nino-boosted storm raked California with torrential rains and wind-driven snow Monday, triggering mudslides and floods that blocked roads, cut rail lines and forced the temporary evacuation of 2,000 residents of Santa Paula. Two women and a man washed into rain-swollen creeks escaped injury in Santa Clarita. Homes faced damage in Val Verde and Porter Ranch and the rain-loaded roof of an office building collapsed in Warner Center, doing an estimated $50,000 damage.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The inch or so of rain that drizzled over the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday brought the season's total closer to the norm, but probably not close enough to reach normal levels before the rainy season winds up at the end of this month, weather officials said Wednesday. The total precipitation to date in the Valley reached 11.5 inches Wednesday, still short of the 12.1 inches that is normal for this time of year, said Curtis Brack, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI and SOLOMON MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mother Nature was definitely not smiling on the San Fernando Valley on Thursday. A sudden winter storm drenched roads, delaying commuters and hindering holiday shoppers, and caused power outages and even fires. But she may have tried to make up for it with a spectacular rainbow in the late afternoon that stretched across the sky and a bright orange and pink sunset. Thursday's rains began with light scattered showers shortly after midnight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS
Slightly less than half an inch of rain fell on the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday, cooling off the recent heat wave and causing havoc on the freeways. But the 9.8-inch total rainfall for the season--running from July through March--falls short of the 15-inch norm for the Valley, National Weather Service officials said. "It looks like [the storm] is pretty much clearing out," Vladimir Ryshko of the National Weather Service said late Tuesday.
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February 22, 1996 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR. and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Thomas Williams, who stood panhandling at the Van Nuys Boulevard exit off the Ventura Freeway, the nearby overpass was a great way to escape heavy rains Wednesday. "If you're cleaned up, you go into a restaurant or somewhere and wait for it to stop," said Williams, 51, a self-described transient. "If you're like me, you go under a bridge or something."
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February 24, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An intense, El Nino-boosted storm raked California with torrential rains and wind-driven snow Monday, triggering mudslides and floods that blocked roads, cut rail lines and forced the temporary evacuation of 2,000 residents of Santa Paula. Two women and a man washed into rain-swollen creeks escaped injury in Santa Clarita. Homes faced damage in Val Verde and Porter Ranch and the rain-loaded roof of an office building collapsed in Warner Center, doing an estimated $50,000 damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The worst of the rains had passed, but they left behind grim reminders on homes scattered through the hillside neighborhoods that invariably are counted among the San Fernando Valley's premier places to live. Posted on the front of these unluckiest of homes are bright red and white notices--tacked there by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. "UNSAFE. Do Not Enter," they read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998
Like rainwater, responsibility can be a tricky thing to track. After months of heavy rain, many San Fernando Valley residents know all too well the difficulty of tracing a leak as it slips between the shingles, runs along a rafter and finally drips through the drywall. Sadly, some residents have a similar kind of experience as they deal with landlords, insurance companies and sometimes even local governments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Disc jockeys Saturday were playing "Riders of the Storm," but rain-weary San Fernando Valley residents wished it was "Here Comes the Sun." Days of inclement weather grated on many sun-worshiping Valleyites. "I was going crazy," said Joanne Kramer, who normally jogs seven miles a day, pushing a stroller with her 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter around the Sepulveda Basin. On Saturday, she left the kids at home and got her first run in a week. "I couldn't take it anymore," Kramer said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The inch or so of rain that drizzled over the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday brought the season's total closer to the norm, but probably not close enough to reach normal levels before the rainy season winds up at the end of this month, weather officials said Wednesday. The total precipitation to date in the Valley reached 11.5 inches Wednesday, still short of the 12.1 inches that is normal for this time of year, said Curtis Brack, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS
Slightly less than half an inch of rain fell on the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday, cooling off the recent heat wave and causing havoc on the freeways. But the 9.8-inch total rainfall for the season--running from July through March--falls short of the 15-inch norm for the Valley, National Weather Service officials said. "It looks like [the storm] is pretty much clearing out," Vladimir Ryshko of the National Weather Service said late Tuesday.
NEWS
February 22, 1996 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR. and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Thomas Williams, who stood panhandling at the Van Nuys Boulevard exit off the Ventura Freeway, the nearby overpass was a great way to escape heavy rains Wednesday. "If you're cleaned up, you go into a restaurant or somewhere and wait for it to stop," said Williams, 51, a self-described transient. "If you're like me, you go under a bridge or something."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The worst of the rains had passed, but they left behind grim reminders on homes scattered through the hillside neighborhoods that invariably are counted among the San Fernando Valley's premier places to live. Posted on the front of these unluckiest of homes are bright red and white notices--tacked there by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. "UNSAFE. Do Not Enter," they read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1992 | CAROL WATSON and TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The meteorological knockout punch that was supposed to slam into the rain-weary San Fernando Valley, which had borne much of the brunt of last week's storms, landed only a glancing blow Saturday. While the area received a good dousing in the morning, recording 1.07 inches in Encino, hillsides that were weakened by a weeklong series of rainstorms held firm in Woodland Hills, Lake View Terrace, and the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys.
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February 14, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three powerful Pacific storms were bearing down on Southern California late Friday, bringing the likelihood of more drenching rain--and the threat of more mudslides, flooding and punishing surf--to already sodden Southern California.
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