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ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Considering how ambitious it is, how many different narrative strands it employs, the Spanish film "Even the Rain" does a remarkably good job keeping its disparate elements involving and in harmony. A behind-the-scenes look at the trials of movie-making, a commentary on both recent historic events and those 500 years in the past, as well as a film political enough to be dedicated to the memory of radical historian Howard Zinn, "Even the Rain" is a lot for Spanish director Icíar Bollaín to attempt.
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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.
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.
SCIENCE
January 31, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina have a new killer to fear -- death by climate change. The downy chicks were already vulnerable to predation and starvation in the first few weeks of their lives, but now they are threatened by increasing rainstorms caused by changing weather patterns. "Climate change is a new mortality factor," said Dee Boersma, a conservation biologist at the University of Washington. "It didn't use to kill these penguins and now it does. " Boersma and her team have been studying penguins  for 28 years at Punta Tombo on the Atlantic side of Argentina -- home of the largest Magellanic penguin colony in the world.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Rong-Gong Lin II
The dry, summer-like weather that has gripped Los Angeles will start to change Tuesday ahead of two much-needed winter storms that are expected to douse the region with rain Wednesday through Friday. The storms could be the wettest L.A. has seen in two years. The last time there was this much rain was March 25, 2012, when 0.91 inch of precipitation fell in downtown. The first storm is expected to begin Wednesday evening and is forecast to drop as much as a quarter-inch of rain in Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1987
Rain, good looks, youth and happiness are all temporary things. Enjoy them while you can. BOB STANE Pasadena
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....
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