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April 8, 2006 | Steve Hymon and Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writers
The ski patrol had been at work since first light, inspecting Mammoth Mountain's reopened runs after a week of heavy snow and blustery winds. By midmorning Thursday, seven of them had set to work digging out a nearly buried fence erected to keep skiers away from one of the mountain's dangerous volcanic vents. Suddenly, the snow beneath them gave way. Two of the ski patrollers dropped into a 21-foot maw filled with deadly carbon dioxide fumes and landed on the ground, trapped in a deep hollow.
April 23, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Tumultuous marriages, father-son relationships and film censorship are just three of the themes explored in the 12 Iranian films featured at this year's UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema. Beginning Thursday, the series will show the films at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood Village through May 14. Four of the screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the movies' directors. Iranian cinema is "one of the most exciting on Earth," said Paul Malcolm, programmer at UCLA's Film & Television Archive, which presents more than 200 professionally curated public screenings each year.
December 15, 2012
When I was a little girl in Scotland, my mother used to make a very simple yet delicious snow cake, which was topped with white icing and shredded coconut. PHOTOS: Holiday Cookie Bake-off winning cookies and bakers - Christina Conte (, Glendale Total time: 35 minutes, plus cooling times Servings: Makes about 1½ dozen cookies Note: Adapted from Christina Conte. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups (9.25 ounces)
April 8, 2014 | By David Pagel
At a time when museums seem to be torn between blockbusters and specialized scholarship, it's refreshing to come across "In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas" at the Norton Simon Museum, a no-nonsense exhibition that spares the bells and whistles to make a strong case for the virtues of amateurism. Not that long ago, before America was a nation of over-professionalized experts, pretension was something to be made fun of and it was OK to be an amateur. The word's Latin root is "lover.
December 18, 2009
'The Snow Queen' Where: Glendale Community College Performing Arts Theater, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale When: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday Price: $20 to $30 Contact: (818) 790-7924 or
November 29, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park offers fair-weather guests a nice perk every winter: the services of a snow chain concierge . OK, the title sounds a bit grandiose, but who cares when there's someone to drive down to snow level and perform the dreaded task. "We have a lot of guests who haven't had the experience and pleasure of being in snow," lodge general manager Joe St. Laurent says. Translation: Folks flip out at the prospect of driving in snow and having to put chains on their tires.
February 20, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It's not often you get to write this about golf: The first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship was suspended Wednesday because of snow in Marana, Ariz. Competitors will try to continue play tomorrow, weather permitting. "Yes yes the greens are covered in snow in Arizona. Wow it was freezing out there,” golfer Ian Poulter tweeted. Several matches were underway when the snow began to fall. How much snow? Enough for caddies to start a snowball fight, which they did to the delight of the sparse crowd in attendance.
March 5, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
About three inches of snow fell overnight in southern Indiana, slowing cleanup efforts and compounding the misery in areas hard hit by tornadoes in recent days, a state official said Monday morning. The snow creates problems such as hiding nails, screws, boards and other debris on roads, making it a bit more difficult to move in cleanup help, State Police Sgt. Ray Poole, public information officer for the state's joint information center, said in a telephone interview. The cleanup "hasn't come to a complete, screeching halt," Poole said, "but it does hide nails and screws, and we don't want people stepping on them.
December 20, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Gas prices in the United States have fallen more than 5 cents over the last two weeks, the Lundberg Survey finds. Prices are down a total of 24 cents over the last six weeks. The city with the lowest average price in the latest survey was Albuquerque, N.M., at $2.83. The highest average? San Francisco, at $3.57 . . . . Snow is anticipated from New Mexico into Kansas through Tuesday, with blizzard conditions possible. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings across portions of northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, and northern Texas . . . . Southern California mountains are expecting clear skies and typical temps for this time of year, through Christmas Day . . . . The sailing schooner America is offering a “No Seasickness Guarantee” for whale watching trips from the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
December 22, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Flooding in Kentucky left five people dead on a winter weekend that included snow in the Midwest and New England, apparent tornadoes in the South and record heat in New York. Almost half a million customers were reportedly without power across Michigan and New England as winter weather hampered early holiday travel. More than 200 flights were canceled in Chicago as New Yorkers strolled through balmy Central Park in shirt-sleeves. Strong winds, rain and at least one reported tornado pummeled Kentucky, where officials said a vehicle carrying five people drove into floodwaters from the Rolling Fork River near New Hope, about 50 miles southeast of Louisville.
April 5, 2014 | By Hillel Italie
Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86. His publisher Geoff Kloske of Riverhead Books said Matthiessen, who had been diagnosed with leukemia, was ill "for some months. " He died at a hospital near his home on Long Island in New York. Matthiessen helped found the Paris Review, one of the most influential literary magazines, and won National Book Awards for "The Snow Leopard," his spiritual account of the Himalayas, and for "Shadow Country.
April 2, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Late winter storms have improved the Sierra Nevada snowpack, but it is still only about a third of the norm for the date, officials report. The snowpack is up from 24% a month ago and the abysmal 12% measured in late January. At 61% of average, precipitation in the Northern Sierra, a key source of water, has also climbed out of the basement. That has helped boost levels of the state's two largest reservoirs, Shasta Reservoir and Lake Oroville in Northern California. But both remain slightly less than half-full and state officials expect that this year will be among the 10 driest on record.
March 18, 2014 | By Richard Winton, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
More than a dozen teens have been charged in connection with a break-in at a La Habra Heights mansion, where they allegedly threw a party while the owners were away and stole, among other items, a mounted snow leopard. The 9,000-square-foot home sustained more than than $1 million in losses and damages in the November incident, authorities said. Among the looted items were pieces of armor, racks of designer clothing and the rare, $250,000 snow leopard. Detectives with the Los Angeles County's Sheriff's Department eventually found the leopard in one of the teens' possession.
March 11, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
About 350 people were stranded in eastern Montana on Tuesday when rivers overflowed their banks because of melting ice and snow. Hundreds of residents just outside the town of Roundup, about 50 miles north of Billings, have been cut off from outside help for more than a day after the Musselshell River burst through a dike and covered a crucial access road with several feet of water, officials and residents told the Los Angeles Times. The water is "up to the fence posts" and has gotten so high between the town and the stranded residents that “the county actually has a hard time getting a 'road closed' sign in on our side," Lance Redding, one of the stranded residents, told The Times.
March 10, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
In order to be a champion musher, you need dogs, sleds, a sense of athletic adventure and -- oh, yeah -- snow. Getting three out of four might work in baseball or basketball, but it just doesn't count when it comes to the Iditarod, the 975-mile race that traditionally tests human and animal against Alaska's elements. Let's face it: Without snowy, icy, even blizzard conditions, the race is nothing more than a fast, painful trek along Iditarod National Historic Trail. And this year the lack of snow along parts of the route have caused problems.
March 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Pearce
At least 17 flights that were scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport were canceled Monday morning after a massive winter storm wreaked havoc on the East Coast. The canceled flights had been scheduled to fly to LAX from airports in Washington D.C., New York and New Jersey, among others. In a Twitter message Monday morning, Ronald Reagan National Airport said runways were closed as crews made a "herculean effort" to clear snow. The winter storm marched toward the East Coast on Sunday night, prompting airlines to preemptively cancel 1,500 flights scheduled for Monday.
February 7, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Parts of the Northeast are bracing for as much as 2 feet of snow with fierce winds of up to 75 mph as a major blizzard is expected to bring near-record misery to the region. The storm, whose effects will likely be felt as soon as Friday, could be the worst blizzard since 1978. A major chunk of the nation, from Pennsylvania through New Jersey and metropolitan New York, then up through Maine, are already under a winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service.
March 3, 2014 | By Michael Muskal and Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -- Winter squeezed the Eastern United States on Monday, bringing snow and promising days of frigid temperatures in the region where too many unwanted, icy records have already been set.  Snow began falling in the mid-Atlantic region and the federal government took a snow day -- again. Nasty winds were blowing up the Eastern states and officials warned of hazardous driving conditions. “A late-season winter storm will continue to shift eastward through the Tennessee Valley and the mid-Atlantic today, making for hazardous travel conditions,” the National Weather Service warned.
March 2, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
February gave way to March, but harsh, snowy weather was still going strong across much of the central U.S. over the weekend. More than 1,700 flights inside the U.S. were canceled and thousands more delayed Sunday as winter storm alerts stretched from northern New Mexico all the way to New Jersey, bringing yet another bout of nasty weather to millions of Americans exhausted by winter. Sunday church services across Oklahoma were canceled as bands of freezing rain and sleet swept through the state.
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