February 26, 2014 |
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....
October 16, 2009 |
Rain kept both the Yankees and Angels from working out on the field at Yankee Stadium today. And with the National Weather Service calling for at least a 70% chance of rain through Sunday, weather could wreak havoc with the American League Championship Series, which is scheduled to begin Friday afternoon. Game 1, scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. PDT, is facing a forecast that shows an 80% chance of rain with temperatures in the low 40s and a wind chill below freezing. It looks just as bleak for Game 2. And that has Major League Baseball officials keeping their fingers crossed and their mouths shut.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1987
Rain, good looks, youth and happiness are all temporary things. Enjoy them while you can. BOB STANE Pasadena
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.
April 10, 2013 |
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....
August 28, 2013 |
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.
April 11, 2010 |
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.
August 29, 2012 |
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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 |
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.
October 29, 2012 |
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.