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OPINION
March 4, 2014
Re "Rain brings mud, misery," March 2 Last Thursday evening, with the first of our recent storms moving into Southern California, I pedaled steadily along the Los Angeles River bike path. Trying to make it home before the heaviest rain came, I noticed all the sprinklers watering the landscaping. This, just after our governor unveiled his drought relief plan. The storms were given much media attention, so they didn't take us by surprise. Of all local water users, the city should have been paying attention and setting an example of conservation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 | By Jason Wells
After a weekend of hot, dry conditions, temperatures are expected to drop more than 20 degrees later this week, with rain possible on Wednesday. The cooler temperatures and potential rain will offer some respite from several days of hot temperatures that, combined with gusty winds and dry landscapes, created dangerous fire conditions. Daytime temperatures on Monday will hover in the mid-80s in the inland valleys and the lower-70s at the beaches, but they will drop rapidly starting Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
SPORTS
August 28, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Rain briefly stopped Wednesday afternoon at the U.S. Open, allowing former champion and sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro to jump ahead 2-1, 30-15, with a service break over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain at Arthur Ashe Stadium. But the rain returned, and matches were suspended once again. Elsewhere, Venus Williams and Zheng Jie are 15-15 at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Niclas Mahut, who is most noted for playing American John Isner in the longest tennis match in history -- one that extended through three days at Wimbledon -- has announced his retirement after this U.S. Open.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
A “May miracle” of almost perfectly timed, above average rainfall helped firefighters battling the large Springs fire in Ventura County, and guaranteed that Los Angeles would not break a dubious record. The city was on track to having its fourth-driest year since 1877. But with about 0.70 inch of rain falling in downtown L.A. just before noon, that is no longer the case. For firefighters trying to mop up a 28,000-acre wildfire that broke out in the midst of blistering temperatures, the rain that started this weekend couldn't have come at a better time.
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....
NEWS
April 11, 2010 | By Carla Rivera
Roads in the Angeles National Forest and in mudslide-prone foothill communities affected by the Station fire will be closed beginning early Monday due to the threat of heavy rains from a late-winter storm approaching Southern California, authorities said. Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Vogel Flats to Angeles Forest Highway, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Angeles Crest Highway will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles.
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.
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....
NATIONAL
October 29, 2012 | By David Zucchino
PHILADELPHIA--With her apartment key dangling on a lanyard around her neck and a small tote bag under her arm, Venus Jones Johnson trudged through a driving rain. She was seeking shelter from the storm Monday morning, walking through rain-swollen streets to a Red Cross emergency center at West Philadelphia High School. Johnson, 45, lives alone in a rented room. Frightened by TV reports of a monster storm called Sandy, she didn't want to risk riding out the impending disaster at home, by herself.
SPORTS
May 14, 2011 | By Jeff Shain
Reporting from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The crowd of contenders for the PGA Tour's richest title did little to separate themselves Saturday. Then again, they didn't have much time to do it. Thunderstorms that brought damaging wind and small hail brought the Players Championship to a standstill for 4 1/2 hours, leaving the lead groups to cool their heels until nearly dinnertime and promising a long Sunday finish. "I'm glad we got some holes in," said Nick Watney, who shared the lead with U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell when darkness fell over TPC Sawgrass.
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