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March 2, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Stars have been trotting out for the Academy Awards since 1929.  On this rainy Oscar Sunday, we looked back as far as 1945 to see how often the awards have been affected. Check out our graphic below showing rainfall at the Academy Awards.  Real-time coverage of the Academy Awards 2014   @AmyTheHub
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SPORTS
October 18, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
The good thing is it didn't rain out this parade, even though it tried to. An occasional downpour couldn't wreck this. You love baseball. You want drama. You love how it heats up in the postseason, how every pitch, every twitch, is magnified by 10. Well, the Angels and Yankees gave baseball fans a boatload of that Saturday at the cradle of the sport, Yankee Stadium. OK, at the Yankee Stadium across the street from the cradle, which will soon be a parking lot. So much was at stake in this, Game 2 of the American League Championship Series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A stubborn marine layer brought light drizzle to Southern California's coast and valleys Tuesday, a precursor to an incoming cold front that likely will dump rain on the region this week. The system will bring a 20% chance of light rain to Los Angeles around 8 p.m. Tuesday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie. The chance of rain will increase to about 50% by Wednesday. The rain is expected to linger into Thursday and clear up by Friday, when Hoxsie said temperatures are expected to warm from the 60s into the 70s. “We welcome the rain, whatever we can get, but it's nothing on the order of what we had last month,” she said.
SPORTS
March 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Rain was forecast for Fontana on Sunday, but there was no immediate scheduling change by NASCAR for its Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The Auto Club 400 was set to begin at noon PDT but weather forecasts called for various amounts of rain throughout Sunday. "We won't make a decision until [Sunday] morning" on whether to delay the race or otherwise alter its starting time, NASCAR spokeswoman Kristi King said Saturday as the Cup drivers held the first of two scheduled practice sessions.
SPORTS
November 24, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday, which means the Southern Section and City Section semifinals could have wet field conditions. In the Southern Section Pac-5, Mission Hills Alemany is scheduled to host St. John Bosco on its grass field. A final decision is expected on Monday. Alemany will likely have to bring in extra bleachers to be given clearance to keep the game at Alemany. Mater Dei will play Long Beach Poly at Veterans Stadium, which has an all-weather field. In the City Section Division I, Crenshaw is hosting Venice and has an all-weather field.
SPORTS
September 8, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Open men's semifinal between sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych and third-seeded Andy Murray that was supposed to begin at 8 a.m. Pacific time has been delayed by rain and Saturday's forecast is not looking positive for tennis for at least another hour. There is flooding in the area and the best hope for the USTA is that the Murray-Berdych match and the next men's semifinal between second-seeded and defending champion Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded David Ferrerr can get played.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
This morning, while taking the dog for a walk, I felt a brief flurry of raindrops, like goose bumps, rise along my arm. We are due for a storm, of course -  two of them, one this evening and another beginning tomorrow night - and we all know how badly California needs the water, in the era of the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge . And yet, for me, the drought is just one piece of this equation - and only one reason I am happy for the rain....
SCIENCE
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....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
  A powerful thunderstorm rumbled across the Antelope Valley on Monday evening, dumping torrents of water and flooding area highways, forecasters said. More than an inch of rain fell in Pearblossom in 30 minutes, the National Weather Service said. In Llano, 1.16 inches of rain was recorded in a hour. There were reports of flooding on Highway 138 and adjacent roadways, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The California Highway Patrol said the flooding knocked out traffic lights at Highway 138 and 165th Street East.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila
Am I dreaming? I have always wanted an umbrella that looked like a head of lettuce. Hasn't everyone? And now, via the Japanese design blog Spoon & Tamago , it's here. You'll have to order the Vegetabrella   from Japan for 4,725 yen (about $60), but that's a small inconvenience to be the first in your neighborhood (should it ever rain again) to shelter from the rain in such a nifty manner. Closed, it really does look like a fresh head of Romaine. Designed by Yurie Mano for H Concept and manufactured by the family-owned Tokyo Noble , it has a clever closure that looks like a produce band and stays slightly crinkled when unfolded and in use. Vegetabrella from Koncent in Japan (the site, unfortunately is only in Japanese)
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