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February 18, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rushing rainwater Saturday wiped out earthen dams protecting fragile wetlands from the oil spill and hampered cleaning crews along Orange County's coast, but environmentalists said the storm might help scrub the shore of contamination. However, the Coast Guard reported seeing a new and different-looking sheen of oil on Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday, raising suspicions that there was a new source of leakage.
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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As you squirrel away flashlight batteries for a long, warm, wet El Nino winter, take comfort in these thoughts: * Maybe the rains won't come. * If they do, things probably will be a whole lot worse in Arizona. * El Nino doesn't necessarily portend storms of biblical portions. It can just mean the skies will pour forth like people vote in Chicago--early and often. * We've already been experiencing little El Ninos--should we call them Los Ninitos?--for the past few winters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As you squirrel away flashlight batteries for a long, warm, wet El Nino winter, take comfort in these thoughts: * Maybe the rains won't come. * If they do, things probably will be a whole lot worse in Arizona. * El Nino doesn't necessarily portend storms of biblical portions. It can just mean the skies will pour forth like people vote in Chicago--early and often. * We've already been experiencing little El Ninos--should we call them Los Ninitos?--for the past few winters.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1991
Dee C. Boysen, Greater L.A./Ventura Region Building Industry Assn. The cities and the county are already substantially restricting development, as compared to other areas in the state, with their existing growth-control policies. If you couple those controls with the current economic recession that our industry is experiencing, you realize that really we're producing substantially fewer homes. I think the building industry is prepared to make sacrifices by producing a more water-efficient product.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The average rainfall in Southern California for the month of October is less than a quarter of an inch. But for Los Angeles County flood control officials it's the start of the rainy season. "From here on out, we've got to be ready to move," said Larry Ammon, who heads the flood control maintenance system for the Department of Public Works.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1995 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
As if the sagging mortgage banking business weren't enough to drag down Plaza Home Mortgage Corp., the savings and loan company also had to contend in January with the rains, Southern California's slow economic recovery and Orange County's bankruptcy, all of which stifled loan demand for the month. The monthly numbers tell the story: Plaza funded $116 million in loans in January, down 79% from $561 million in the first month of last year.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1993 | Greg Johnson / Times staff writer
Wave Watchers: You know the drill: It never rains in Southern California, so why bother with the weather report. But there are Southern Californians for whom weather is important. One of those interested groups is Orange County's large surfing community, which can turn to Surfline/Wavetrak, a Huntington Beach company, for daily and long-range wave reports for major coastal areas on the continental United States and Hawaii.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Christine Hanley and Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writers
A landslide that sent multimillion-dollar homes crashing down a hill Wednesday in Laguna Beach was apparently a delayed consequence of last winter's heavy rains in Southern California, and could foreshadow more devastation to come, authorities said. No deaths or serious injuries were blamed on the slide, which announced itself with a bang just before 7 a.m., and sheared away part of the face of Laguna's scenic Bluebird Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1991
Dee C. Boysen, Greater L.A./Ventura Region Building Industry Assn. The cities and the county are already substantially restricting development, as compared to other areas in the state, with their existing growth-control policies. If you couple those controls with the current economic recession that our industry is experiencing, you realize that really we're producing substantially fewer homes. I think the building industry is prepared to make sacrifices by producing a more water-efficient product.
NEWS
February 18, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rushing rainwater Saturday wiped out earthen dams protecting fragile wetlands from the oil spill and hampered cleaning crews along Orange County's coast, but environmentalists said the storm might help scrub the shore of contamination. However, the Coast Guard reported seeing a new and different-looking sheen of oil on Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday, raising suspicions that there was a new source of leakage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The average rainfall in Southern California for the month of October is less than a quarter of an inch. But for Los Angeles County flood control officials it's the start of the rainy season. "From here on out, we've got to be ready to move," said Larry Ammon, who heads the flood control maintenance system for the Department of Public Works.
NEWS
July 16, 1999 | From Reuters
U.S. beach closings and safety advisories rose 75% in 1998 to a record 7,236, largely reflecting contamination caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon, an environmental group said Thursday. California accounted for 3,273 of the closings and advisories, due to heavy El Nino rains in Southern California, according to the annual report on the water quality of lakes and oceans by the independent Natural Resources Defense Council. California had 1,141 beach closings and advisories in 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1992
Evening showers pounded Orange County on Sunday as a fast-moving cold front swept through the area, dumping heavy rain throughout the county. Expect the cold front to remain in full force today, bringing as much as two inches of rain in some areas. And if last week is any indication, expect a frustrating commute with monumental traffic jams on the freeways--a virtual given whenever it rains in Southern California.
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