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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992
Every time it rains pennies from heaven the water department yells "Send more dollars!" BETTY DARLING Pomona
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
The Los Angeles Zoo's new Rainforest of the Americas exhibit doesn't open until Tuesday, but it is already filled with commotion. Dwarf caimans and a giant bird-eating spider were exploring the creature comforts of their enclosures this week. Construction workers were inspecting thermostats and water pumps. The $19-million exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the last in a series of major projects built under Phase 1 of the 47-year-old facility's master plan.
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WORLD
January 4, 2011 | By Jennifer Bennett, Los Angeles Times
Floodwaters in Australia's Queensland state created havoc in at least 22 cities and towns throughout the region grappling with several weeks of devastating rains, officials said Monday. At least three people have been killed in the flooding since Saturday, and Queensland officials said as many as 10 have died in weather-related incidents beginning in late November. About 200,000 people have been affected by the flooding, with many leaving their homes and seeking rest and food at relief centers, officials said.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Marty O'Brien
RICHMOND -- Kyle Larson's meteoric rise in the Sprint Cup Series continued Friday with an assist from Mother Nature. When qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 was canceled because of rain, Larson earned the first pole of his Cup career because he had posted the fastest lap in the first practice on the three-quarters of a mile oval at Richmond International Raceway: 126.880 mph. He will start on the front row with Brad Keselowski, whose fastest lap...
NATIONAL
September 2, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For most of the U.S., Hurricane Isaac has come and gone, and now Southerners and Midwesterners are grappling with the good and bad it left behind. Evacuation orders eased for parts of Louisiana, and many Missouri residents saw the possible end of a long and painful drought when Isaac passed over the state Friday and Saturday, dumping much of its strength before going on to Illinois and Indiana. Kansas City cooled off with a long drenching in which some areas reportedly received 7 inches of rain, arriving slowly enough to get sucked up by the parched soil rather than flooding over it. Between April and August, the area normally gets 22 inches of rain but, until Isaac, had received only 7 this year.
NEWS
October 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains submerged 25 villages in southwestern Bangladesh, forcing thousands of people to flee for shelter in overcrowded schools or on scarce patches of high ground. Many people were perched in trees or on rafts fashioned out of banana trees in the submerged Satkhira district. Up to 3 million people have been either left homeless or marooned after two weeks of flooding, officials said. Officials say 30 people are dead, but news reports suggest the toll could be at least 55.
OPINION
March 27, 2005
With all of the misery this record-breaking rainy season has brought, it's a shame that it is only the second-wettest on record. That is like kissing your sister. It seems that to compensate for all of the woe that the rains have brought, we should at least get to No. 1. Perhaps we should ask for a Hopi rain dance team to come help ensure that we get some glory from all of the catastrophe. James R. Helms Jr. Arcadia
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1989
Erroneous headlines and comments in reports of vehicle accidents follow every rainfall in Southern California--and probably across the nation. The rains are blamed for causing the accidents. Sorry, but the direct causes of the accidents are the reckless drivers who fail to adjust their driving habits to the adverse conditions that are created by the rain. Observing some of these irresponsible drivers here for more than 20 years, I have seen them tailgate at the same distance when it rains, continue at the same high rates of speed, perform unsafe lane changes, harbor the same impatient attitudes, continue to drink and show little regard or respect for others.
WORLD
March 6, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood
When Guerrier Lejean feels nature's call, he creeps to the edge of his urban encampment and relieves himself in the bushes. He has been doing so since the Jan. 12 earthquake left him homeless, and so have most of his approximately 2,500 neighbors who huddle in shelters made of sticks and bed sheets. The crowded camp, wedged between an exhaust-choked boulevard and the Port-au-Prince airport, has no bathrooms. Many residents defecate into plastic shopping bags and hurl them into the fetid waters of a channel that runs along the edge of the camp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1993 | MICHELLE LOCKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The rains that ended a six-year drought and transformed Northern California into a landscape of greens have given allergy sufferers the blues. "We're seeing a lot of nasal congestion, stuffiness, eye problems and a little bit of asthma," said Dr. Michael LeNoir, an allergist affiliated with Alta Bates Herrick Hospital in Berkeley. "Potentially, this could be one of the worst allergy seasons we've seen in a very long time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
A rainstorm moved into Southern California Friday night, bringing with it cool temperatures and strong winds. The National Weather Service said the storm, which should pass through by Saturday morning, could drop up to a half-inch of rain. Gusty winds accompanied the rain. The NWS said gusts could top 40 mph. A 49 mph wind gust was clocked this evening at Lake Palmdale. The snow level is expected to drop to 4,000 feet. ALSO: Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years Sword-swinging man shot by officers in South L.A., police say School bus driver may not have hit brakes before crash, CHP says
WORLD
April 5, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan - For weeks, the Taliban circulated threats in Sher Agha's rural district that anyone who participated in Saturday's election in Afghanistan would be punished or killed. So the night before the vote, the 52-year-old farmer drove a half-hour to this quiet provincial capital where government security forces patrol the streets. Early Saturday morning, draped in a mustard-colored shawl to ward off the chill and spitting rain, he cast his ballot in a pivotal election that will determine Afghanistan's next president and could reshape its relations with the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
For the second straight day, rain and a big rig have created havoc for Pasadena commuters. About 2 a.m. Wednesday, a big rig crashed into a median wall on the eastbound 210 Freeway where it meets the 134 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Two more big rigs were soon involved in the wreck, which ultimately shut down the freeway junction until about 8 a.m. A day earlier, a big rig traveling eastbound on the 210 similarly crashed and shut down the freeway in Pasadena during the morning commute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Glendora officials are warning residents that steady rain expected overnight Monday could produce "light mudflows" in areas affected by the Colby fire. City officials raised their alert level from green to yellow Sunday in anticipation of the storm system that could deliver up to an inch of rain in hillside areas left bare by the 2,000-acre Colby fire late last year. Earlier this year, residents in Azusa and Glendora were ordered to evacuate as a large storm caused minor debris and mudflows that damaged some properties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
Three north Orange County cities scrambled Monday to reopen roads and buildings following a magnitude 5.1 quake that snapped water lines, damaged chimneys and left a well-traveled thoroughfare covered in dirt and boulders. Still, as the workweek began and the extent of damage came into sharper focus, city officials said it appeared the cities along the Los Angeles County border had been lightly touched despite the size of the quake and the continuing aftershocks. The biggest concern was Carbon Canyon Road, which remained closed Monday as a result of a rock slide Friday, said Anna Cave, emergency preparedness coordinator in Brea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A storm system was dropping rain across the Central Coast on Monday evening as it headed toward the Los Angeles area, where wet and cooler weather was expected to last for several days, according to forecasters. A band of heavy showers was dropping up to 1/2 inch of rain per hour in San Luis Obispo County and kicking up southerly winds from 30 mph to 40 mph, the National Weather Service said. The front was expected to weaken by the time it blows across the Los Angeles area between 10 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday, the Weather Service said.
NEWS
June 22, 1995
The article about the Hollyhills storm drain project (Westside section, June 4) came as an unhappy shock to me, as I'm sure it did to hundreds of your readers. I'd like to refute a statement in your article credited to "community flood control officials." The officials say that "many main streets on the Westside, including the northern section of La Cienega Boulevard, face severe flooding virtually every time it rains." This is not true for La Cienega. My office has been on La Cienega for 18 years and the northern section has never been even mildly flooded.
SPORTS
May 14, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
For the first time since 1983, the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 was rained out Saturday. Intermittent rains that tantalized an estimated 200,000 spectators kept starting and stopping until United States Auto Club officials decided at 2:45 p.m. that there was insufficient time remaining to give the drivers practice time and still open the track up for qualifications. The only things moving on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were trucks, vans and jet blowers.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Rain showers forecast for Sunday at the scene of the state's deadly landslide again were expected to hamper the efforts of rescuers digging through the contaminated slurry of debris. Ponds formed in "the pile," forcing crews to "de-water" areas to resume searching, Snohomish County officials said. In the tangle of timber, septic tank fluid and housing materials, rescuers have found music records, wallets, gun safes and ATVs. Hundreds of photographs salvaged from the mud have been assembled on a table, shielded from the rain by a white tent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Although water-starved Southern California needs all the rain it can get, weather forecasters say the light sprinkles falling across the region Wednesday will likely only be enough to cause problems during the morning commute. National Weather Service officials are expecting less than a tenth of an inch of rain from the cold front passing through Los Angeles. Meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said the rain could be so light that it will only serve to lift oil off the roads without washing it away, creating slick conditions for drivers.
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