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July 8, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some had seen their homes badly damaged or rendered uninhabitable. Others suffered business losses. All were fed up, drained of energy from lack of sleep, preoccupied about the next big jolt and unsure of their futures in what had seemed an ideal mountain enclave. "This whole hill is in mourning," said Anne Feenstra, an 82-year-old widow who has lived here for 21 years. "We're all worn out."
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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
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.
NEWS
July 8, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some had seen their homes badly damaged or rendered uninhabitable. Others suffered business losses. All were fed up, drained of energy from lack of sleep, preoccupied about the next big jolt and unsure of their futures in what had seemed an ideal mountain enclave. "This whole hill is in mourning," said Anne Feenstra, an 82-year-old widow who has lived here for 21 years. "We're all worn out."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
Japanese and Japanese American students at Mission College in Sylmar have started a relief fund for victims of the Kobe earthquake. The money collected will be sent to the Japanese Americans of Southern California's relief fund, said Laurence Estaville, foreign student program director. Estaville said the donations will be presented to the organization Feb. 14. "It's an American custom to profess love on Valentine's Day," Estaville said.
OPINION
July 19, 2005
Re " 'Cool Centers' Take the Simmer Out of Summer," July 18 Someone should tell the residents of overly hot inland communities who may be fortunate enough to have air conditioning but cannot afford the electricity charges that relief is available for those with medical problems from some electric companies, such as Southern California Edison. Relief is out there if one only asks! Kathy Harris-Zmudka Moreno Valley
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES
DANCE Benefit: Ramya Harishankar's Irvine-based Arpana Dance Company will be one of three troupes participating in a fund-raising event Feb. 23 for victims of the recent earthquake in India. Arpana will join the Huntington Beach Garba Group and the Odissi Dance Circle in a 7 p.m. performance at Sanatan Dharma Temple, 15311 S. Pioneer Blvd., Artesia. Proceeds will be donated to the Chinmaya Mission of Southern California Earthquake Relief Fund. $10 to $101.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1992
The newly formed Croatian-American Society of Orange County attracted about 250 people to the organization's first effort Saturday night to generate support for a humanitarian aid relief fund for their war-torn homeland of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. Supporters held a fund-raising dinner at a kitchen equipment firm. The county's only Croatian-American organization, the society was formed in February to raise money, food and medical supplies.
NEWS
December 7, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
As thousands of U.S. troops headed toward Somalia on Sunday, Southern California relief workers voiced the hope that intensified scrutiny of the Somali crisis will boost donations for the drought-ravaged nation. "When we first began to shift our attention to what was happening in Somalia, we had a spurt of donations, but that had dropped off," said Barbara Wilks, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Red Cross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1987 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
The first federal assistance checks for victims of the devastating Oct. 1 earthquake were mailed Friday to those whose homes were severely damaged by the 6.1-magnitude temblor, disaster officials said. The federal funds, meant to cover immediate home repairs and rent for temporary housing, were released six days after applications for aid began pouring into Southern California relief centers--beating the predicted 2 1/2-week turnaround time.
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August 7, 1987 | TED THACKREY JR., Times Staff Writer
A gradual shift of upper-level winds should bring Southern California some relief this weekend from the humidity--and inland thundershowers--that have disturbed the past few days, forecasters said Thursday. Steve Newman, chief meteorologist for Earth Environment Service, a private forecasting firm based in San Francisco, said storm and flash-flood activity should decrease today and Saturday, with dry air moving into the area over the weekend.
NEWS
December 7, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As thousands of U.S. troops headed to Somalia on Sunday, Southern California relief workers voiced the hope that intensified scrutiny of the Somali crisis would boost donations for the drought-ravaged nation.
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