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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snow frosted the mountaintops ringing the San Fernando Valley, providing a scenic rose-and-white sunset vista Monday. But the cold system that sent temperatures plunging throughout Southern California during the weekend was heading eastward through Nevada today. Warmer temperatures were forecast, with the possibility of some rain tonight. Although downtown Los Angeles registered a low of 43 degrees Monday, that was still well short of the 37-degree record set in February 1894.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
A powerful storm brought record rainfall to Southern California on Wednesday but was expected to give way to warm weather and possible dry winds that could heighten the threat of brush fires by the weekend. The wet weather snarled rush-hour traffic Wednesday morning as authorities reported more than 130 accidents on Los Angeles County roadways, the California Highway Patrol said. In Sierra Madre, city officials issued a "green flag" alert, warning residents to follow weather reports and be ready for evacuation due to mudslides or debris flow resulting from downpours.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
A powerful storm brought record rainfall to Southern California on Wednesday but was expected to give way to warm weather and possible dry winds that could heighten the threat of brush fires by the weekend. The wet weather snarled rush-hour traffic Wednesday morning as authorities reported more than 130 accidents on Los Angeles County roadways, the California Highway Patrol said. In Sierra Madre, city officials issued a "green flag" alert, warning residents to follow weather reports and be ready for evacuation due to mudslides or debris flow resulting from downpours.
OPINION
January 20, 2010
By next week, the hills will have made their transition from brown tinder to bright-green carpet, the first promise of colorful wildflowers to come after several dry years. In the fire-bared canyons of the Angeles National Forest, the slopes either will show the first signs of recovery, as the seeds of annual plants begin to sprout, or will become disaster zones for the second time since last summer, with thick waves of mud sliding downhill and possibly onto homes. It's hard for most of the country -- the regions that regularly receive plentiful rain and/or snow -- to understand Southern California's dysfunctional love-hate-fear relationship with rain.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Blockbuster Video held a franchisees convention in Los Angeles last year, Hollywood rolled out a star-quality welcome. There was a catered barbecue and presentation on the old Burbank Studios lot and a VIP tour of Universal Studios. Conventioneers with spouses and children in tow were even treated to a private screening of the sentimental movie "Dad." Such are the perks for a company that dominates video retailing the way "Batman" dominated the box office. Blockbuster Entertainment Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tornado-like winds ripped off roofs, lightning bolts knocked out electrical power, and drenching rain snarled freeways and prompted flash-flood watches and warnings Friday as a powerful spring storm hammered Southern California. Fire officials said a mini-tornado carrying winds exceeding 100 m.p.h.
OPINION
January 20, 2010
By next week, the hills will have made their transition from brown tinder to bright-green carpet, the first promise of colorful wildflowers to come after several dry years. In the fire-bared canyons of the Angeles National Forest, the slopes either will show the first signs of recovery, as the seeds of annual plants begin to sprout, or will become disaster zones for the second time since last summer, with thick waves of mud sliding downhill and possibly onto homes. It's hard for most of the country -- the regions that regularly receive plentiful rain and/or snow -- to understand Southern California's dysfunctional love-hate-fear relationship with rain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2000
Parched Southern California benefited from a much-needed rainstorm Thursday, and forecasters said another storm should douse the area this weekend. About an inch of rain fell in the foothills, and almost half an inch in downtown Los Angeles. Gary Ryan, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the storm was caused by a "Pacific cold front that developed overnight and moved inland rapidly. It took us a bit by surprise."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1998 | ROBERT GAMMON
Because part of one pipeline was washed away during recent storms and a second line was damaged, city officials warned residents Thursday about a possible shutdown of their natural gas service. "It's nothing imminent, but we want to put people on notice," said Steve McClary, a spokesman for the city of Fillmore. One of Southern California Gas Co.'s 12-inch pipelines ruptured beneath Sespe Creek near Old Telegraph Road during Monday's storm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1999
A wet storm pounded Southern California on Sunday, causing flooding on city streets and road closures in the mountains. Heavy snowfall forced the California Highway Patrol to close much of the Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday, and the agency reported more than twice the normal number of traffic reports during a two-hour period, officials said. A winter storm warning was expected to remain in effect until 6 a.m. today, with the snow level dipping to 2,500 feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snow frosted the mountaintops ringing the San Fernando Valley, providing a scenic rose-and-white sunset vista Monday. But the cold system that sent temperatures plunging throughout Southern California during the weekend was heading eastward through Nevada today. Warmer temperatures were forecast, with the possibility of some rain tonight. Although downtown Los Angeles registered a low of 43 degrees Monday, that was still well short of the 37-degree record set in February 1894.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tornado-like winds ripped off roofs, lightning bolts knocked out electrical power, and drenching rain snarled freeways and prompted flash-flood watches and warnings Friday as a powerful spring storm hammered Southern California. Fire officials said a mini-tornado carrying winds exceeding 100 m.p.h.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Blockbuster Video held a franchisees convention in Los Angeles last year, Hollywood rolled out a star-quality welcome. There was a catered barbecue and presentation on the old Burbank Studios lot and a VIP tour of Universal Studios. Conventioneers with spouses and children in tow were even treated to a private screening of the sentimental movie "Dad." Such are the perks for a company that dominates video retailing the way "Batman" dominated the box office. Blockbuster Entertainment Corp.
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