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June 6, 1993 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unseasonable storm swept down from the Gulf of Alaska early Saturday, dropping just enough rain across Ventura County to put a damper on some outdoor activities and cause a few fender-benders. The heaviest rainfall was reported in the Santa Clara Valley, which received about three-quarters of an inch in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 | By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
Southern California is marching toward its fourth-driest year since 1877, and that has firefighters increasingly girded for battle. In the hills of Los Angeles County, tests show the brush is drying out at a significantly quicker rate this year because of the lack of rain. In Ventura County, firefighters say the parched conditions feel like what they typically see in June or July. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which handles fire protection for about a third of the state, said it has dealt with 150 more blazes so far this year compared with 2012.
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NEWS
February 6, 1997 | COLL METCALFE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While January's rains were a blessing for Ventura County's citrus and avocado growers, they were a horticultural nightmare for many others tilling the soil for profit. Flower farmers, who should be busy harvesting for the Valentine's Day rush, are ankle-deep in soggy mud, clearing dead plants from their fields and worrying about the future. "It couldn't have happened at a worse time," said Kim Okamura, owner of K Okamura Flowers in Somis. "We lost probably 50% of our crop during the rain."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1998 | CATHY MURILLO and TROY HEIE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 40 homes and the Saticoy County Club were without heat and hot water after a high-pressure natural gas line snapped under a landslide near Saticoy on Sunday morning. The 8:55 a.m. rupture, which sent dirt and debris hundreds of feet into the air for nearly an hour, was Ventura County's third gas-main break caused by a landslide in the past three weeks. "It is inconvenient for our customers, and it's costly for us," said Vic Sterling, Southern California Gas Co.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1998 | CATHY MURILLO and TROY HEIE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 40 homes and the Saticoy County Club were without heat and hot water after a high-pressure natural gas line snapped under a landslide near Saticoy on Sunday morning. The 8:55 a.m. rupture, which sent dirt and debris hundreds of feet into the air for nearly an hour, was Ventura County's third gas-main break caused by a landslide in the past three weeks. "It is inconvenient for our customers, and it's costly for us," said Vic Sterling, Southern California Gas Co.'
BUSINESS
March 21, 1995 | LARRY JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although a prominent title company expects Ventura County to have a busy year for home building, the county is off to a slow start because of the rainy winter. Chicago Title & Trust Co. forecasts a 4.8% decline nationally in housing starts this year, but points to Ventura County as a bright spot, with a predicted increase of 12.5% over the same period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1993 | MACK REED
Less than an inch of rain fell Saturday night and Sunday morning throughout most parts of Ventura County, before storm clouds gave way to sunshine. County rain gauges recorded precipitation ranging from about an inch in Oxnard to about a quarter of an inch in eastern Simi Valley, while about half an inch of rain fell at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura on Saturday and Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
Forecasters predicted another storm will sweep across Ventura County late today or early Sunday, bringing widely scattered showers that will drop up to an inch of rain in the mountains. Today's storm, however, is expected to be far lighter than Thursday's downpour, which contributed to a head-on collision on California 126 west of Fillmore that claimed two lives.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC and MAIA DAVIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Another powerful storm hammered Southern California with heavy rain Monday, triggering mudslides and floods that battered buildings, blocked highways, swallowed automobiles and swept a farm worker to his death in a rain-swollen creek in Ventura County. At the Mexican border, the bodies of three earlier flood victims were recovered, raising to at least eight the number who have drowned there this winter in a fast-moving river channel while trying to cross into the United States.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful storm hammered Orange County on Monday, collapsing the roof of a furniture store, causing scores of traffic accidents and whipping up winds that damaged cars and homes in Brea and Placentia. Houses in Anaheim Hills, Laguna Beach and San Clemente continued to sit precariously on unstable ground, but miraculously, two days of rain had little immediate effect on them. "Looks like we got through this pretty good," Anaheim City Manager James D. Ruth said.
NEWS
February 6, 1997 | COLL METCALFE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While January's rains were a blessing for Ventura County's citrus and avocado growers, they were a horticultural nightmare for many others tilling the soil for profit. Flower farmers, who should be busy harvesting for the Valentine's Day rush, are ankle-deep in soggy mud, clearing dead plants from their fields and worrying about the future. "It couldn't have happened at a worse time," said Kim Okamura, owner of K Okamura Flowers in Somis. "We lost probably 50% of our crop during the rain."
BUSINESS
March 21, 1995 | LARRY JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although a prominent title company expects Ventura County to have a busy year for home building, the county is off to a slow start because of the rainy winter. Chicago Title & Trust Co. forecasts a 4.8% decline nationally in housing starts this year, but points to Ventura County as a bright spot, with a predicted increase of 12.5% over the same period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unseasonable storm swept down from the Gulf of Alaska early Saturday, dropping just enough rain across Ventura County to put a damper on some outdoor activities and cause a few fender-benders. The heaviest rainfall was reported in the Santa Clara Valley, which received about three-quarters of an inch in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1993 | MACK REED
Less than an inch of rain fell Saturday night and Sunday morning throughout most parts of Ventura County, before storm clouds gave way to sunshine. County rain gauges recorded precipitation ranging from about an inch in Oxnard to about a quarter of an inch in eastern Simi Valley, while about half an inch of rain fell at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura on Saturday and Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
Forecasters predicted another storm will sweep across Ventura County late today or early Sunday, bringing widely scattered showers that will drop up to an inch of rain in the mountains. Today's storm, however, is expected to be far lighter than Thursday's downpour, which contributed to a head-on collision on California 126 west of Fillmore that claimed two lives.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC and MAIA DAVIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Another powerful storm hammered Southern California with heavy rain Monday, triggering mudslides and floods that battered buildings, blocked highways, swallowed automobiles and swept a farm worker to his death in a rain-swollen creek in Ventura County. At the Mexican border, the bodies of three earlier flood victims were recovered, raising to at least eight the number who have drowned there this winter in a fast-moving river channel while trying to cross into the United States.
NEWS
January 16, 1992 | AURORA MACKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even if you're only 2 years old, you can tell when something is different. And the little girl who lives a few houses down from me knew right away that everything was not as it should be. When she walked outside with her mother, the street glistened with oily, rainbow-like patches that reflected a neighbor's left-up-too-long Christmas lights. The air was strange, kind of the way it would be if Daddy had taken a shower with the lights off. And the sky, even at nighttime, was darker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 | By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
Southern California is marching toward its fourth-driest year since 1877, and that has firefighters increasingly girded for battle. In the hills of Los Angeles County, tests show the brush is drying out at a significantly quicker rate this year because of the lack of rain. In Ventura County, firefighters say the parched conditions feel like what they typically see in June or July. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which handles fire protection for about a third of the state, said it has dealt with 150 more blazes so far this year compared with 2012.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful storm hammered Orange County on Monday, collapsing the roof of a furniture store, causing scores of traffic accidents and whipping up winds that damaged cars and homes in Brea and Placentia. Houses in Anaheim Hills, Laguna Beach and San Clemente continued to sit precariously on unstable ground, but miraculously, two days of rain had little immediate effect on them. "Looks like we got through this pretty good," Anaheim City Manager James D. Ruth said.
NEWS
January 16, 1992 | AURORA MACKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even if you're only 2 years old, you can tell when something is different. And the little girl who lives a few houses down from me knew right away that everything was not as it should be. When she walked outside with her mother, the street glistened with oily, rainbow-like patches that reflected a neighbor's left-up-too-long Christmas lights. The air was strange, kind of the way it would be if Daddy had taken a shower with the lights off. And the sky, even at nighttime, was darker.
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