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March 5, 2014 | By Chris Erskine
Arrrrgh! Last weekend's snow and heavy rains ravaged Big Bear's iconic Pirate Ship, which sank Friday night in heavy winds. The popular tourist attraction , a one-third scale replica of a 16 th century Spanish galleon, had been docked at Holloway's Marina. Owner Loren Hafen said the fully winterized vessel was last inspected about 4 p.m. Friday, and a marina employee discovered it submerged at 8 a.m. Saturday. Using scuba gear, Hafen inspected the hull Monday and found no holes or significant structural damage.
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SPORTS
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.
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BUSINESS
February 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Winter storm Nemo is keeping many New Yorkers indoors, but it can't stop the Harlem Shake. The Harlem Shake is an Internet meme that has spontaneously gone viral and might just be the perfect way for Northeasterners stuck indoors to pass the time. And to answer your first question: No, the Harlem Shake isn't just a dance move. We wish it were that simple. Instead, the meme involves a group of people recording themselves in a room while the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer, a New York DJ, plays.
NATIONAL
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.
NATIONAL
July 27, 2012 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- A man caught out on the street during massive storms that tore through New York City and surrounding areas died Thursday night when a church steeple in Brooklyn was struck by lightning, causing scaffolding to collapse on him. It was one of two deaths blamed on storms Thursday that thundered through the eastern edge of the country. They were preceded by hours of warnings from state and local officials who braced for a "derecho" similar to the devastating weather that struck  Washington, D.C., last month.
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May 15, 2009 | Associated Press
Violent storms tore through four Midwestern states, killing three people in northern Missouri, damaging hundreds of homes and leaving thousands without power. At least two tornadoes touched down in Missouri's Adair County on Wednesday night, authorities said. One destroyed 10 homes in the town of Kirksville, and more than 200 buildings across the county were damaged.
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June 1, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Officials in three Midwestern states worked to assess damage and launch clean-up efforts a day after a series of tornadoes and violent storms struck Friday evening, killing at least nine people and triggering mass flooding. Extensive flooding hampered the emergency response in Oklahoma on Saturday, particularly in the Oklahoma City area, where at least five tornadoes touched down Friday evening. “With flooding, it takes a little bit more time. We have to wait for the floodwaters to recede before we can get in and start clean-up,” said Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.
NATIONAL
November 27, 2012 | By David Horsey
What do Manhattan and Miami have in common with ancient Pompeii? They are doomed places where the residents cannot imagine that the good times will ever end. Superstorm Sandy got our attention -- like Mike Tyson walking into the house and punching our dog. And the certainty that more freakish, savage storms will pay a visit has made it tough for global-warming deniers to keep denying. But denial is not as tough to reckon with as obliviousness. Being oblivious to approaching doom is a consistent human trait.
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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.
WORLD
September 26, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - As the death toll continues to rise from twin storms that flooded much of Mexico, government officials are coming under intense criticism for their handling of the crisis, for failing to act on warnings, and for allowing shoddy construction that exacerbated the destruction. Angel Aguirre, governor of Guerrero, the hardest-hit state, has been singled out for chastisement since it was revealed that he was at an all-night party with other politicians as the storm bore down on his state's tourism gem, Acapulco, and numerous mountain villages that would be cut off for days and where the most people died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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July 10, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Southern Californians could see drizzle and thunderstorms over the next few days as a monsoon system floats north from Mexico. Despite the chance of moisture, National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie says Angelenos won't get much of a break from the heat. High temperatures will remain in the mid-70s and low-80s in the Los Angeles basin and in the 90s in the valleys through Friday, Hoxsie said. Any showers that might come through are expected to do so Wednesday, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NATIONAL
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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