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July 6, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times staff writer
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says there's a 70% chance this hurricane season of nine to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane. That would make the number of storms for the season, which runs the last half of the year, about average. ... Hundreds of striking Air India  pilots have ended a 58-day strike following a court order for them to return to work. About one-third of the airline's 1,500 pilots were on strike over unpaid salaries and training issues.
April 27, 2014 | Ben Bolch
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks. In an audio recording, released by celebrity gossip site TMZ, a person identified as Sterling argues with his girlfriend, criticizing her for posting a picture of herself on Instagram posing with Lakers legend Magic Johnson. "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people," Sterling allegedly says, later adding, "I'm just saying, in your ... Instagrams, you don't have to have yourself with, walking with black people.
August 26, 2011 | Times staff reports
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April 27, 2014 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated. See below for details.
Residents in seven states across the central U.S. braced for twisters as a line of spring storms raked the Midwest on Sunday afternoon, with forecasters warning that severe tornadoes could strike Arkansas later in the evening. [Updated, 5:08 p.m. PDT, April 27: At 5:32 p.m. Central time, a tornado destroyed a fire station and caused other damage in the small town of Quapaw, population 914, in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma, Ottawa County Emergency Management officials told the Los Angeles Times.
June 12, 2009 | Rachel Abramowitz
There's a photo on the back jacket of Norman Ollestad's memoir, "Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival," that could make a parent weep. In it, a man is surfing in the ocean. On his back in a canvas papoose is a baby, blond, happy, oblivious to the danger of a stray wave or sudden paternal miscalculation. The baby is Ollestad, and the man is his father, also named Norman, a one-time FBI agent turned lawyer who devoted himself to training his only son in extreme sports.
November 15, 2011
Home Depot says spending on home projects and storm-related repairs helped boost its third-quarter net income 12 percent. Home-improvement retailers are facing cautious consumer spending and a weak housing market. Atlanta-based Home Depot Inc.'s smaller rival Lowe's Cos. reported Monday its third-quarter net income fell 44 percent on restructuring costs. But Home Depot fared better. Its results beat expectations and the company raised its 2011 earnings outlook. The No. 1 U.S. home-improvement retailer says net income rose 12 percent to $934 million, or 60 cents per share.
October 31, 2012 | By Cindy Carcamo
Children in New Jersey will have to wait for Halloween this year after Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order postponing trick-or-treating and other holiday celebrations across the state. Executive Order 105 will postpone Halloween activities until Nov. 5 because of the dangerous conditions left in the wake of super storm Sandy. “I've taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” Christie announced in a written statement.
August 28, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Forecasters are warning vacationers as far west as Houston to keep track of Hurricane Issac. The storm is expected to make landfall late Tuesday . . . . Flight cancellations due to the storm were well into the thousands by late Monday. Some airlines are giving passengers nearly a year to rebook while others are requiring passengers to be on planes as quickly as Friday. George Hobica of  says the process should be standardized. “It's not the passengers' fault that a hurricane happened, ” he told the Associated Press . . . . The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival starts Saturday and runs through through Labor Day. Go to . . . . Three days of fly-fishing classes,  beginners to advanced, will be offered at a fly-fishing fair at Mammoth Lakes , Sept.
November 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Winds and fierce rains lashed parts of the Northwest, putting the region on alert for flooding on Tuesday, officials said. The storm, which began on Monday, cut power to about 50,000 people overall, though most had service restored within hours. At least one death was reported. According to the National Weather Service, flood warnings were issued for parts of the Skokomish River area in Mason County and the Satsop River in Grays Harbor County, both in the state of Washington.
October 31, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Super storm Sandy is over. It's time to consign to history books a storm that reached 900 miles wide, carried winds speeds of more than 90 mph, caused billions of dollars in damage and claimed at least 55 lives. "Thirty, 40, 50 years from now, people will be talking about Sandy," predicted meteorologist Eric Leister in an interview with The Times on Wednesday morning. There are a few infamous storms over the generations, he said, "For this generation, it's likely that Sandy will be that one that people will always be talking about.
April 18, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January. February and March storms in Northern California raised the levels of the state's two largest reservoirs enough to allow federal water managers to also significantly boost deliveries to wildlife refuges and irrigation districts with the most senior water rights in the Sacramento Valley.
April 1, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police were alerting residents in fire-scarred neighborhoods along the San Gabriel Mountains late Tuesday that rain cells expected to hit the area could cause mudslides. Advisories were issued by the Azusa and Glendora police departments for neighborhoods north of Sierra Madre Boulevard where the Colby fire burned nearly 2,000 acres in January. Several storm cells were expected around 1 a.m. Wednesday and could drop 0.25 to 0.50 inches of rain, officials said. The showers could last as long as 30 minutes each.
April 1, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
For more than 15 years, a $518-million military weather satellite sat in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Corp.'s facility in Sunnyvale waiting for the day it would be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. On Thursday morning, the spacecraft is finally set to be blasted into space atop Atlas V rocket. It will be the latest satellite launched in support of the military's long-running Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, a satellite system initiated in 1962.
April 1, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south. The move comes as fishery agencies are under increasing political pressure to take advantage of late winter storms and ramp up pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the center of the state's water distribution system. Mark Cowin, director of the state Department of Water Resources, said the rule suspension would remain in effect for the next week or two and would increase delta exports by as much as 10,000 acre-feet a day. An acre-foot is equivalent to a year's water supply for two households.
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.
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.
November 29, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
The busiest travel day of the year collided with an ugly storm that swept up from the Southeast to the East Coast, drifting into the nation's busiest airspace. The results were 667 canceled flights and 6,435 flights delayed at least 15 minutes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, according to the travel monitoring site By comparison, only 189 flights were canceled and 3,560 were delayed last year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, according to
October 10, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A building high-pressure system will push the season's first storm out of the Los Angeles area Thursday, ushering in warmer temperatures through Saturday, forecasters said. The storm brought showers to the region Wednesday with some areas reporting half an inch or more of rain. But as the high pressure moves in, the Southland can expect a "noticeable warming trend" heading into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Mostly clear skies are expected by Thursday afternoon, with high temperatures in the 60s across much of the region.
March 27, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff and Fox 40 Sacramento
A likely tornado damaged a dozen homes late Wednesday near Sacramento, officials said. The damage was reported in Roseville during a strong storm. The damage was described as moderate, and no injuries were reported, according to the Sacramento Bee. “That window sits on top of our couch. We would've been sitting on that couch watching TV when that would've happened. And there were some big chunks of glass that came down,” Keith Kun told Fox 40 News. “Nobody was hurt.
March 26, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
March is supposed to come in like a lion and exit like a lamb. But like so many things in 2014's winter of our discontent, that exit thing just ain't working out like it was supposed to. A spring storm on Wednesday brought fierce and challenging winds and snow across portions of Massachusetts and eastern Maine on Wednesday, hitting Cape Cod especially hard. Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard also were targeted by the storm, which forecasters said could drop as much as 10 inches of snow.
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