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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
As rain falls on much of Los Angeles, the county's top health officer is warning beach-goers to beware of surfing, swimming "and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers. " The rain advisory is in effect for all c ounty beaches until Thursday at 7:30 a.m. but excludes beach areas apart from discharging storm drains, rivers and creeks.  “Fortunately, discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers only comprises a small portion of the beach, and therefore, anybody who wants to go to the beach will be able to enjoy their outing,” Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding said in a news release Monday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The wife of a mountain bicyclist who died after he got lost in the Santa Ana Mountains last weekend said she was angry with the Riverside County Sheriff's officials for delaying rescue efforts amid extreme weather. “I don't think they made the right choice,” Christyna Arista, 33, said in an interview with the Riverside Press-Enterprise.   On Saturday morning, Arista's 34-year-old husband, Andres Marin, left his Corona home for an 18-mile bike ride as a heavy storm system moved into Southern California.
NATIONAL
August 28, 2012 | By Connie Stewart
Lumbering Hurricane Isaac's speed dropped to 7 mph by midnight Tuesday but maintained its 80-mph winds, the National Hurricane Center said.  The 350-mile-wide Category 1 storm came ashore  in southeastern Louisiana at 6:45 p.m., moving northwest. Its slow speed means it is likely to hover over at least three states -- Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama -- dumping rain for days. "Isaac [is] moving slowly along the coast of southeast Louisiana and producing a dangerous storm surge," the hurricane center said.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Recent storms dropped 2 inches of rain on Yosemite National Park , bringing snow to elevations above 8,000 feet and reviving one of the park's best-loved features: its waterfalls. Yosemite and Bridal Veil falls , which thunder in spring when swelled with runoff from winter snow pack, dried up in mid-October. It has been one of the driest years on record for Yosemite and the driest winter since 2007, according to a news release. "After such a dry period, seeing the waterfalls flowing again is spectacular," Park Superintendent Don Neubacher said in a statement.
NATIONAL
November 24, 2010 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
An early winter storm swirled toward the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains late Tuesday after wreaking havoc in the Northwest and promising to make the busiest travel day of the year that much more complicated. The storm has created misery from Alaska to Washington state, where it is blamed for three deaths. In Utah, the state department of transportation closed Interstate 84 at the Idaho border as snow began to fall during rush hour. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir canceled its Tuesday night concert, and the University of Utah and Utah State University closed their campuses in the early afternoon.
SPORTS
March 1, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski was so upset at the Virginia fans storming the court after the No. 3 Blue Devils were upset by the Cavaliers, 73-68, on Thursday night, that he reportedly cursed at them . According to another report, the Atlantic Coast Conference will address the issue of security in instances when fans appear ready to storm the court. As you can see from the videos above and below, fans storming the court can create a chaotic scene, especially for players and coaches of a visiting team trying to leave the court.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Electrons work for free, except, of course in major storms -- as several prominent websites discovered. When the former Hurricane Sandy -- now technically a cyclone -- hit the New York area, it cut power to hundreds of thousands of people, including some major Internet providers. Many seeking news, gossip and other information found themselves temporarily bereft and relying on other technologies such as television and radio and newspaper websites. Lost sites beginning Wednesday night included the Huffington Post, Gawker and the blog Mediaite.
NATIONAL
October 29, 2012 | By Joseph Tanfani, David Zucchino and Scott Gold
 PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - Cyclone Sandy roared ashore Monday night with 80 mph winds in southern New Jersey, battering the most populous region of the United States, paralyzing epicenters of power and commerce, and plunging smaller coastal communities into crisis. After days of dire warnings and bustling preparations, the storm crashed ashore a little after 8 p.m. EDT, leaving more than 3 million people without power and at least two people dead. Although its winds reached low hurricane strength, officials called it a post-tropical cyclone.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Irene shut down Broadway, took a bite out of Hollywood's box office, closed casinos in New Jersey and canceled thousands of East Coast flights. But the economic fallout had been predicted to be far worse. The full cost of the storm, which caused widespread flooding and has so far resulted in at least 22 deaths, was still uncertain as insurance experts began tallying the estimated damage Sunday. Overall, the storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical depression Sunday, could cost insurers $1.5 billion to $3 billion to cover claims for damaged homes, vehicles and businesses, said Jose Miranda, director of client advocacy at Eqecat Inc., a catastrophic risk management firm in Oakland.
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